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Nudest: 4,515thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,903rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,701st
The Null of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Don't forget to terminate your strings!
Influence
Apprentice
Founder / Null Terminator
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Few

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0x00

Population2.262 billion

CapitalThe Stack
LeaderKernel

Currencybyte
AnimalRAM

The Null of 0x00 is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Kernel with an iron fist, and notable for its daily referendums, pith helmet sales, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.262 billion 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, moralistic 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 50.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Null economy, worth 236 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, fairly diversified 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 104,606 bytes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

The space program has been reduced to Kernel's nephew playing with a cardboard space shuttle, heterosexuality is considered positive proof of fitness to parent, public projects are synonymous with yawn-inducing conformity, and the government is overcome with ennui. 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.

0x00 is ranked 57,633rd in the world and 1st in Bytes for Most Stationary, with 387.4328075984 Days.

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Nudest: 4,515thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,903rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,701stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,011thTop
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Most Avoided: 12,809thMost Devout: 13,824thLargest Black Market: 14,297thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,771stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15,683rdMost Corrupt Governments: 18,028thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,294thHealthiest Citizens: 20,933rd
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 8th in the regionLargest Populations: 9th in the regionMost Avoided: 10th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 12th in the regionMost Devout: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 17th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 19th in the region

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