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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 remarkable for its absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 6.078 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.

Suppression of pro-democracy protests is a daily occurrence, hairdressers are among those who have disappeared overnight, Get-Wired is increasingly belligerent on the international stage, and the Turkey is believed to be extinct. 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 1,709th in the world for Lowest Unemployment Rates, scoring 724 on the Workforce Participation Versus Theoretical Maximum Metric.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 12 days ago

  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, the Turkey is believed to be extinct.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, Get-Wired is increasingly belligerent on the international stage.
  • 23 days ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, hairdressers are among those who have disappeared overnight.
  • 23 days ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, suppression of pro-democracy protests is a daily occurrence.
  • 23 days ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws.
  • 25 days ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, the police have been swamped with requests to stay up past bedtime.
  • 25 days ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, the Great Get-Wired Desert is reputedly the most uninhabitable place in the region.
  • 25 days ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, political activists are routinely executed.
  • 33 days ago: Get-Wired was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Retail Industry (last census: Top 1%).
  • 36 days ago: Get-Wired was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector (last census: Top 1%).

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by Max Barry

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