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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, economically powerful nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and renowned for its prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 6.244 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 is mainly concerned with Defence, although Religion & Spirituality and Commerce are secondary priorities. 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.

Visitors to the famed rainforests are instead taken to vast furniture factories, notable individuals are granted land and titles, a typical fast food menu item could serve a small army, and reports of arson have doubled since the introduction of a privatised fire protection service. 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 513th in the world for Largest Defense Forces, with 766 Unexploded Ordnance per Square Mile.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 13 days ago

  • 12 days ago: Get-Wired was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, reports of arson have doubled since the introduction of a privatised fire protection service.
  • 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, a typical fast food menu item could serve a small army.
  • 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, notable individuals are granted land and titles.
  • 14 days ago: Get-Wired was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Drug Use (last census: Top 10%).
  • 14 days ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, visitors to the famed rainforests are instead taken to vast furniture factories.
  • 14 days ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, all alcohol is banned.
  • 15 days ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, homeless people are periodically found dead upon altars to assorted deities.
  • 15 days ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, employers may fire workers without giving any reason.
  • 15 days ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, soldiers go to war dressed in cassocks and robes.

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by Max Barry

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