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Largest Information Technology Sector: 5,429th Most Scientifically Advanced: 6,160th Most Corrupt Governments: 8,846th
The CCA Sector of
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Diplomat
Civil Rights
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Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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City 8

Population1.103 billion

CapitalCitadel 8
LeaderPlanetary Commander Overlord

CurrencyCredit
Animaldove

The CCA Sector of City 8 is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Planetary Commander Overlord with an iron fist, and notable for its compulsory military service, public floggings, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.103 billion City 8 Citizens 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, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Citadel 8. The average income tax rate is 74.0%.

The frighteningly efficient City 8er economy, worth 163 trillion Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 148,100 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

It is illegal to make racist remarks in public, the automobile industry is sitting up and taking notice of the new 24 hour race events... as are the track's sleepless neighbours, eerie glow-in-the-dark cornfields give farmlands an uncanny appearance, and the nation is experiencing a severe shortage of sporting events. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. City 8's national animal is the dove, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

City 8 is ranked 72,661st in the world and 7th in The Dimensional Rift for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 1,032.65 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 5,429thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,160thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 8,846thMost Secular: 8,923rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,041stLowest Crime Rates: 9,073rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,870thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,602ndMost Subsidized Industry: 10,991stMost Efficient Economies: 11,594thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,895thHighest Average Incomes: 12,894thLargest Governments: 12,917thMost Developed: 13,295thSmartest Citizens: 14,018thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,038th
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Largest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in City 8, the nation is experiencing a severe shortage of sporting events.
  • : Following new legislation in City 8, eerie glow-in-the-dark cornfields give farmlands an uncanny appearance.
  • : Following new legislation in City 8, the automobile industry is sitting up and taking notice of the new 24 hour race events... as are the track's sleepless neighbours.
  • : Following new legislation in City 8, it is illegal to make racist remarks in public.
  • : Following new legislation in City 8, more and more people are signing up for the government party.
  • : City 8's influence in The Dimensional Rift rose from "Envoy" to "Diplomat".
  • : Following new legislation in City 8, pro-wrestling bouts open with a legal disclaimer insisting that any violence is guaranteed 100% faked.
  • : Following new legislation in City 8, the fire protection service is wholly government-funded.
  • : Following new legislation in City 8, airplane passengers who purchase "basic economy" tickets are often assigned seats in the lavatory.
  • : Following new legislation in City 8, the endangered saltwater humpback dove is only seen in captivity programs.

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