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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:
Below Average
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 notable for its superstitious fear of technology. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 5.895 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 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.

Urban high-volume mailers now receive their mail via chauffeur-driven limousines, all recreational drugs are legal, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage, and prisoners work-share to cut down rising costs of keeping them in jail. 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 111,851st in the world for Best Weather, with -1,586 Metres of Sunlight Above Expected.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 19 days ago

  • 3 days 4 hours ago: Get-Wired was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Retail Industry (last census: Top 1%).
  • 6 days ago: Get-Wired was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector (last census: Top 1%).
  • 8 days ago: Get-Wired was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • 13 days ago: Get-Wired was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates (last census: Top 5%).
  • 18 days ago: Get-Wired's influence in PC World rose from "Hegemony" to "Hermit".
  • 19 days ago: Get-Wired was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • 19 days ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, prisoners work-share to cut down rising costs of keeping them in jail.
  • 19 days ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage.
  • 20 days ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, all recreational drugs are legal.
  • 20 days ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, urban high-volume mailers now receive their mail via chauffeur-driven limousines.

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by Max Barry

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