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The Jingoistic States of Get-Wired

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

Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Hegemony

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 remarkable for its complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 6.79 billion Get-Wiredians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

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 97%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, followed by Gambling and Uranium Mining.

It is a common belief that a sport isn't sport if there are no decapitations, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over Get-Wired, citizens frequently whisper of the Internet as 'the domain of the devil', and condemned prisoners spend hours a day sitting in lotus position looking perplexed. 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 2nd in PC World and 118,982nd in the world for Largest Public Transport Department, scoring -71 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 8 days ago

  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, condemned prisoners spend hours a day sitting in lotus position looking perplexed.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, citizens frequently whisper of the Internet as 'the domain of the devil'.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over Get-Wired.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, it is a common belief that a sport isn't sport if there are no decapitations.
  • 8 days ago: Get-Wired's influence in PC World fell from "Hermit" to "Hegemony".
  • 11 days ago: Get-Wired was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Retail Industry (last census: Top 5%).
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, poets and writers are regularly rounded up and shot for entertainment.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, prisoners work-share to cut down rising costs of keeping them in jail.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, abortions are carried out secretly in shady backstreet clinics.

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by Max Barry

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