by Max Barry

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Largest Retail Industry: 873rd Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 931st Highest Disposable Incomes: 996th
The Democratic States of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Whisky the water of life
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population7.291 billion


The Democratic States of Basic9nine is a colossal, efficient nation, notable for its enslaved workforce, digital currency, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 7.291 billion Basic9nineans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 11.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Basic9ninean economy, worth a remarkable 2,041 trillion Droes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an amazing 280,062 Droes, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 879,634 per year while the poor average 68,274, a ratio of 12.9 to 1.

The government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene, gay hospital patients are labelled with a pink triangle to alert staff of their substandard blood, the Messiah (formerly known as Brian) is a mayoral candidate, and tours to see the 'wild men of the mountains' are popular with tourists from the big cities. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Basic9nine's national animal is the Snake, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Basic9nine is ranked 5,728th in the world and 97th in the Rejected Realms for Most Influential, scoring 7,896 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Largest Retail Industry: 873rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 931stHighest Disposable Incomes: 996thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,139thRudest Citizens: 1,345thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 1,564thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,611thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,763rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,793rdHighest Average Incomes: 2,025thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,278thMost Avoided: 2,372ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,439thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,482ndLargest Black Market: 3,015thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,230thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,236thLargest Mining Sector: 3,602ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,703rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,841stFattest Citizens: 4,455thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,634thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,700thMost Efficient Economies: 5,705thMost Influential: 5,728thHighest Economic Output: 5,838thLargest Governments: 6,679thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,849thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,940thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,115thSmartest Citizens: 7,164thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 9,617thHighest Drug Use: 9,648thLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,567thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,136thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,519thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,185th
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 24th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 29th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 30th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 36th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 43rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 44th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 45th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 51st in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 53rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 53rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 56th in the regionMost Avoided: 58th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 59th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 62nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 81st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 83rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 86th in the regionLargest Black Market: 88th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 94th in the regionMost Influential: 97th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 97th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 111th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 116th in the regionFattest Citizens: 131st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 132nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 134th in the regionMost Stationary: 144th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 161st in the regionLargest Governments: 170th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 178th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 184th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 184th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 233rd in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 276th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 279th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 303rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 347th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 353rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 406th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 430th in the regionMost Developed: 527th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Basic9nine was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Kyo's Sons of Toerana.
  • : Following new legislation in Basic9nine, tours to see the 'wild men of the mountains' are popular with tourists from the big cities.
  • : Following new legislation in Basic9nine, the Messiah (formerly known as Brian) is a mayoral candidate.
  • : Following new legislation in Basic9nine, gay hospital patients are labelled with a pink triangle to alert staff of their substandard blood.
  • : Following new legislation in Basic9nine, the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene.
  • : Following new legislation in Basic9nine, most Basic9ninean video games are banned in other countries.
  • : Basic9nine was endorsed by The Matriarchy of Thepeopl.
  • : Basic9nine was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Basic9nine, in a fit of passion Leader has shredded thirty years' worth of petitions.
  • : Basic9nine was endorsed by The Democratiaeth of Holleynaga.


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