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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: 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 remarkable for its punitive income tax rates. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 5.332 billion 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.

The government is spending billions of taxpayer Silver Reindeers to support the Arms Manufacturing industry, a cyber-war between file sharers and the music industry formats hard drives across the country, the government is outsourcing itself, and the populace has developed a mortal fear of the woods. 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 947th in the world for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 16 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 6 hours ago

  • 45 minutes ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, the populace has developed a mortal fear of the woods.
  • 45 minutes ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, the government is outsourcing itself.
  • 45 minutes ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, a cyber-war between file sharers and the music industry formats hard drives across the country.
  • 45 minutes ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, the government is spending billions of taxpayer Silver Reindeers to support the Arms Manufacturing industry.
  • 2 days ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, mandatory electronic currency is a boon for credit card companies and government surveillance.
  • 2 days ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, Get-Wired City is a police state during international summits.
  • 2 days ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, one-stop superstores divide and conquer family businesses.
  • 2 days ago: Following new legislation in Get-Wired, administrative districts are increasingly defined by their taste in housing architecture.
  • 5 days ago: Get-Wired was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • 11 days ago: Get-Wired's influence in PC World rose from "Hegemony" to "Hermit".

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by Max Barry

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