The Null of 0x00 is a huge, orderly nation, ruled by Kernel with an iron fist, and renowned for its ritual sacrifices, frequent executions, and soft-spoken computers. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 915 million Null Bytes are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."
The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Stack. The average income tax rate is 47.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The powerhouse Null economy, worth 93.3 trillion bytes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Basket Weaving. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 101,920 bytes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.
Doctors fax when they need facts fast, replacement organs are grown in vats, hackers post hourly updates on international summits, and the minority inevitably have their addenda vetoed. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. 0x00's national animal is the RAM, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : 0x00 proposed constructing embassies between Bytes and Thecardfarmingregion.
- : Following new legislation in 0x00, the minority inevitably have their addenda vetoed.
- : Following new legislation in 0x00, hackers post hourly updates on international summits.
- : Following new legislation in 0x00, replacement organs are grown in vats.
- : Following new legislation in 0x00, doctors fax when they need facts fast.
- : Following new legislation in 0x00, morale within the seismologist community has hit rock bottom.
- : 0x00 lodged a message on the Bytes Regional Message Board.
- : 0x00 proposed constructing embassies between Bytes and Baloo Kingdom Card Farm Plantation.
- : Following new legislation in 0x00, the government has declared its commitment to multilateralism.
- : Following new legislation in 0x00, anti-environmentalist dissidents must beware of government plants in their midst.