by Max Barry

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Most Armed: 567thHighest Crime Rates: 774thLargest Gambling Industry: 941st
The Holy Empire of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Praise the Elder Gods
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.074 billion

CapitalEldritch Rift

AnimalPurple worm

The Holy Empire of THE V0ID is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Beelzebub with an iron fist, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, public floggings, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.074 billion V0IDians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Eldritch Rift. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.2%.

The frighteningly efficient V0IDian economy, worth 181 trillion Souls a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Retail, and Information Technology. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 169,291 Souls, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 845,193 per year while the poor average 19,090, a ratio of 44.3 to 1.

Trespassers entering Beelzebub's office are immediately vaporized, awkward tourists are offered the 'unique experience' of rodeo clown, people are often woken up by rubbish music, and the armed forces are locked in an expensive and bloody war abroad to stamp out possible terrorists. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. THE V0ID's national animal is the Purple worm, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Voidizem.

THE V0ID is ranked 80,659th in the world and 1,396th in The East Pacific for Highest Economic Output, with 181 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Most Armed: 567thHighest Crime Rates: 774thLargest Gambling Industry: 941stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,318thFattest Citizens: 1,570thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,084thMost Avoided: 2,294thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,401stTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,498thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,677thRudest Citizens: 3,696thMost Influential: 4,399thLargest Retail Industry: 4,662ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,997thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,010thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,121stMost Efficient Economies: 5,580thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,855thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6,469thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8,070thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,425thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,566thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,737thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,066thHighest Average Incomes: 10,616thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 11,127thLargest Insurance Industry: 11,245thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 12,986thLargest Mining Sector: 14,539thHighest Drug Use: 17,951stMost Pro-Market: 20,905thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 21,169thLargest Information Technology Sector: 21,549th
Highest Crime Rates: 13th in the regionMost Armed: 13th in the regionFattest Citizens: 24th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 24th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 25th in the regionMost Avoided: 39th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 41st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 46th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 53rd in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 100th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 104th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 128th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 132nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 139th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 151st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 156th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 170th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 171st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 180th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 219th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 260th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 263rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 278th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 283rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 294th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 308th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 313th in the regionMost Influential: 315th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 347th in the regionNudest: 355th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 383rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 383rd in the regionTop
Largest Mining Sector: 408th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 638th in the regionLargest Black Market: 705th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : THE V0ID was endorsed by The Republic of Pirnovo.
  • : THE V0ID voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom Of Association".
  • : Following new legislation in THE V0ID, the armed forces are locked in an expensive and bloody war abroad to stamp out possible terrorists.
  • : Following new legislation in THE V0ID, people are often woken up by rubbish music.
  • : Following new legislation in THE V0ID, awkward tourists are offered the 'unique experience' of rodeo clown.
  • : Following new legislation in THE V0ID, trespassers entering Beelzebub's office are immediately vaporized.
  • : Following new legislation in THE V0ID, the "boy who cried wolf" policy makes sick people reluctant to call an ambulance.
  • : THE V0ID voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Honeydewistania".
  • : THE V0ID voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Voting Equality for Freed Inmates"".
  • : Following new legislation in THE V0ID, emergency services don't respond to trailer park fires.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 109 » Zukchiva, Mays Austrian Nation, Arunika, Debluu, Wallenburg, A mean old man, Gunov, VW53Aland, Rainbow Vests, Axdel, Brotherland, East Malaysia, Headpat Central, Oofery, Dragons Blood, Lyontisia, Under Upper Antartica, Ridann, Asendavia, Sunsistan, United Socialist States of Amerika, Republic of Berzerkistan, Goodnamesarerare, Lanagon, Wiranath, Elejamie, The Almighty Country, Firenation91, Cameronia Excellentia, North Insomnia, Roliganistan, Peatiktist, A Slanted Black Stripe, The Empire of Rijelv, The solar ottomans, Imperial Akatsuki, Adavan, Drunken Seal Islands, Seri Tai Republic, Taurora, Talitoa, Kangarawa, Barfleur, ReeK, Kucia, New Leganes, Trimmania, Tretrid, Enlil, Duracell, and 59 others.Zidium, Bai Lung, La xinga, Kilkire, H-Zhena, Kaigi, Davinhia, Marrabuk, BearStackof2015, Freedom Fascists, Amjedia, Enou, Dahom, Rhealaliit, Kampf Empire, Servants of Gizmo, Grossvietnam, Federated States of Zootron, Ripsylvania, Dragonia, Unger under over, Wizardonia, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Sen Jast, Harro Waarudho, United China Nation, HinduRashtr, Aeljae, Joundia, Interdimensional Waifus, Sansangra, Wanabe, Socialist Holy American Empire, Roissyland, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, Fellon, Santa Dystopia, FreedomIand, CopyCato, Eastern Alksearia, Great Aztlatan CommonWealth, Argentianworkslasia, Modra, Slys Paws, Greater New Cassandra, Lorrana, Biingus, The Three States of Fortuna, Espeon LD, Dravida India, Kavanos, Cellar Doors, Kagorg Bra Corna, The Kulaata Islands, Acronis, Technocratic Tagalog, Spiruvania, Eagle Crest, and Pirnovo.

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