Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3,138th Largest Black Market: 4,186th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,485th
The Great Grey Empire of
Corporate Police State
Cleanse The World
Regional Influence
Instigator
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Great Grey Empire of Area VIII is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Walter Wolfman III with an iron fist, and notable for its avowedly heterosexual populace, anti-smoking policies, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 11.371 billion Area VIIIians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Wolfenburg. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 36.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Area VIIIian economy, worth a remarkable 1,460 trillion Zeras a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 128,398 Zeras, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 791,689 per year while the poor average 9,049, a ratio of 87.5 to 1.

The lowest age at which one can marry has been recently lowered to 12, religious organizations are being forced to leave the country or pay income taxes like everybody else, eight year-olds with lemonade stands have been known to be locked up on charges of embezzlement, and torture is commonly used to extract information from suspected criminals. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Area VIII's national animal is the Raven, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Area VIII is ranked 82,944th in the world and 11th in Japerica for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 36.1 Effective Tax Rate.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3,138thLargest Black Market: 4,186thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,485thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6,014thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,448thHighest Economic Output: 6,883rdLargest Retail Industry: 7,206thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,843rdMost Pro-Market: 7,993rdTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 9,065thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,153rdMost Avoided: 9,497thLargest Populations: 9,711thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,237thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10,940thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12,185thLargest Mining Sector: 12,460thMost Extreme: 12,545thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,286thMost Efficient Economies: 15,834thHighest Average Incomes: 17,382nd
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Safest: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Area VIII's influence in Japerica fell from "Hermit" to "Instigator".
  • : Area VIII's influence in Japerica rose from "Page" to "Hermit".
  • : Area VIII relocated from Lazarus to Japerica.
  • : Area VIII was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Area VIII ceased to exist.
  • : Area VIII was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector and Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Area VIII was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • : Area VIII was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector and the Top 10% for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Area VIII was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector and the Top 10% for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Area VIII was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output and the Top 10% for Most Efficient Economies.

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