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The Jingoistic States of Get-Wired

“A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.”

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

Regional Influence: Hermit

Location: PC World

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The Jingoistic States of Get-Wired is a colossal, devout nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and renowned for its suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 6.432 billion Get-Wiredians 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 concentrates mainly on Defence, although Religion & Spirituality and Commerce are on the agenda. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Get-Wired City. The average income tax rate is 96%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, followed by Gambling and Uranium Mining.

People have to sneak out of the country in order to have sex, vanity is considered the fifth cardinal virtue, midnight raids drag couples from their homes in the name of decency, and the nation's youth is held blameless for all crimes. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling. Get-Wired's national animal is the Turkey, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is a major religion, and its currency is the Silver Reindeer.

Get-Wired is ranked 1st in PC World and 483rd in the world for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 364 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 14 hours ago

  • 6 hours ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, the nation's youth is held blameless for all crimes.
  • 6 hours ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, midnight raids drag couples from their homes in the name of decency.
  • 1 day 6 hours ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, vanity is considered the fifth cardinal virtue.
  • 1 day 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, people have to sneak out of the country in order to have sex.
  • 1 day 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, door-to-door salesmen are frequently beaten up by 'vigilantes'.
  • 2 days 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, newborns are being raised as mindless killing machines.
  • 3 days 6 hours ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, the government has the power to seize property at will.
  • 3 days 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the Get-Wired Blood Tithe.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, the workforce is almost entirely made up of slave labour.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, the military invades any neighboring nation with the gall to criticize its policies.

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by Max Barry

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