Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3,036th Largest Black Market: 4,224th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,487th
The Great Grey Empire of
Corporate Police State
Cleanse The World
Regional Influence
Contender
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 renowned for its parental licensing program, keen interest in outer space, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 10.958 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 1,406 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 11,891st in the world and 3rd in Japerica for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 7,282.11 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3,036thLargest Black Market: 4,224thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,487thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5,475thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,021stLargest Retail Industry: 6,672ndHighest Economic Output: 7,018thMost Pro-Market: 7,478thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,030thMost Avoided: 8,995thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,218thTop
10%
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 9,237thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,860thLargest Populations: 9,933rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10,237thLargest Mining Sector: 11,891stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12,062ndMost Stationary: 12,081stMost Extreme: 13,083rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,365thMost Efficient Economies: 15,192ndHighest Average Incomes: 17,242nd
Top
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the region

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  • : 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.
  • : Area VIII was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector and Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Area VIII was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • : Area VIII was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Area VIII was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector, Largest Black Market, Most Pro-Market, Most Advanced Law Enforcement, and Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Area VIII was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • : Area VIII was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Police Ratios (last census: Top 10%).

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