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Rudest Citizens: 3,541st Highest Crime Rates: 5,264th Most Armed: 5,811th
The Grooved Vinyl of
Anarchy
The verve to stimulate the predilictions of your soul.
Emile Berliner
Influence
Zero
Region
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Gramophone VIII

Population1.026 billion

CapitalPhonographia
LeaderEmile Berliner

CurrencyVinyl
AnimalVictrola

The Grooved Vinyl of Gramophone VIII is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Emile Berliner with a fair hand, and remarkable for its vat-grown people, infamous sell-swords, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.026 billion Gramophonics live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The tiny, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Phonographia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Gramophonic economy, worth 107 trillion Vinyls a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Gambling. Average income is an impressive 104,777 Vinyls, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 452,231 per year while the poor average 15,464, a ratio of 29.2 to 1.

Two inland cities have unveiled their new desalination plants, Emile Berliner's media campaigns take a hiatus around exam week, recognised healthcare professionals treat diabetes with a grain of sugar in a barrel of water, and passionate nomination battles are often as intense as general elections. Crime is a major problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Gramophone VIII's national animal is the Victrola, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Gramophone VIII is ranked 125,742nd in the world and 35th in Last Flight for Most Devout, with 8.92 Prayers Per Hour.

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5%
Rudest Citizens: 3,541stHighest Crime Rates: 5,264thMost Armed: 5,811thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,571stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,012thLargest Gambling Industry: 7,329thMost Avoided: 7,629thLargest Insurance Industry: 8,302ndTop
10%
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 9,513thHighest Drug Use: 10,553rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 10,722ndLargest Publishing Industry: 10,891stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,787thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 13,319th
Top
5%
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 8th in the regionTop
10%
Highest Crime Rates: 12th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Gramophone VIII created a custom banner.
  • : Gramophone VIII created a custom banner.
  • : Gramophone VIII created a custom banner.
  • : Gramophone VIII altered its national flag.
  • : Following new legislation in Gramophone VIII, passionate nomination battles are often as intense as general elections.
  • : Following new legislation in Gramophone VIII, recognised healthcare professionals treat diabetes with a grain of sugar in a barrel of water.
  • : Following new legislation in Gramophone VIII, Emile Berliner's media campaigns take a hiatus around exam week.
  • : Following new legislation in Gramophone VIII, two inland cities have unveiled their new desalination plants.
  • : Following new legislation in Gramophone VIII, the Victrola stadiums are open 24/7.
  • : Gramophone VIII relocated from Balder to Last Flight.

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