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Most Income Equality: 8,307th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,997th Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 14,524th
The Dominion of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Educare, Sanare, Coniunctim
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Fragile
Political Freedom
Few

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9009

Population1.795 billion

CurrencyEuro
AnimalEagle

The Dominion of 9009 is a massive, orderly nation, remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, punitive income tax rates, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 1.795 billion 9009ians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, International Aid, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 74.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish 9009ian economy, worth 40.3 trillion Euros 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 slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Beef-Based Agriculture, Trout Farming, Retail, and Automobile Manufacturing. 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 22,460 Euros, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Aeroplanes have been converted into housing units after all air travel was outlawed, aggressive promotion of global warming puts polar bears on thin ice, snap elections are called over every minor impasse, and all new "spies" are fifteen-year-old acne-ridden kids on computers. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. 9009's national animal is the Eagle.

9009 is ranked 133,303rd in the world and 4,207th in Osiris for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring zero on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Top
10%
Most Income Equality: 8,307thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,997thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 14,524thMost Rebellious Youth: 14,944th
Top
5%
Most Income Equality: 172nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : 9009 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Following new legislation in 9009, all new "spies" are fifteen-year-old acne-ridden kids on computers.
  • : Following new legislation in 9009, snap elections are called over every minor impasse.
  • : Following new legislation in 9009, aggressive promotion of global warming puts polar bears on thin ice.
  • : Following new legislation in 9009, aeroplanes have been converted into housing units after all air travel was outlawed.
  • : Following new legislation in 9009, in a desperate bid for cheap airfare 9009ians can be seen jogging in a rubber suit just before flying.
  • : 9009 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate.
  • : Following new legislation in 9009, terrified tympanists are finding themselves on the front lines armed only with kettledrums.
  • : Following new legislation in 9009, the word 'foreigner' is considered a highly vulgar expletive.
  • : Following new legislation in 9009, bleach is the nation's most common pesticide.

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