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The Great Grey Empire of Area VIII

“Cleanse The World”

Category: Corporate Police State
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Envoy

Location: Japerica

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The Great Grey Empire of Area VIII is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Walter Wolfman III with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 6.118 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, pro-business government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defence, and Commerce. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Wolfenburg. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 50%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, followed by Retail and Information Technology.

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 well under control, 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, and its currency is the Zera.

Area VIII is ranked 13th in Japerica and 105,643rd in the world for Best Weather, with -178 Metres of Sunlight Above Expected.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 46 days ago

  • 3 days 17 hours ago: Area VIII was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Retail Industry.
  • 9 days ago: Area VIII was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • 15 days ago: Area VIII was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Avoided.
  • 19 days ago: Area VIII was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • 21 days ago: Area VIII was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • 23 days ago: Area VIII was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector (last census: Top 10%).
  • 27 days ago: Area VIII was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Defense Forces.
  • 41 days ago: Area VIII's influence in Japerica rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Envoy".
  • 44 days ago: Area VIII's influence in Japerica rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
  • 46 days ago: Area VIII's influence in Japerica rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".

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by Max Barry

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