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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 911th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,141st Largest Black Market: 1,492nd
The Circus of
Corporate Police State
It's time to float.
Pennywise the Dancing Clown
Influence
Hermit
Founder
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Deck

The V O I D

Population9.837 billion

CapitalThe Circus
LeaderPennywise the Dancing Clown
FaithClown Worship

CurrencyCotton Candy
AnimalRed Balloon

The Circus of The V O I D is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Pennywise the Dancing Clown with an iron fist, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, anti-smoking policies, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 9.837 billion Freaks are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Circus. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 67.9%.

The all-consuming Freaky economy, worth a remarkable 1,819 trillion Cotton Candies a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Automobile Manufacturing, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 184,989 Cotton Candies, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 859,431 per year while the poor average 23,929, a ratio of 35.9 to 1.

Anti-riot police are dispatched whenever two elderly ladies gather to complain that prices have increased, major internet servers have acquired citizenship, saying the word 'eggplant' is now a criminal offense, and sex changes are routinely performed at The V O I D's hospitals. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. The V O I D's national animal is the Red Balloon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Clown Worship.

The V O I D is ranked 134,566th in the world and 1st in V O I D D O M I N I O N for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 30.19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

Top
1%
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 911thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,141stLargest Black Market: 1,492ndTop
5%
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,767thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,016thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,501stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,411thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,543rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,722ndFattest Citizens: 4,803rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,227thMost Stationary: 6,005thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,016thHighest Economic Output: 6,094thLargest Mining Sector: 6,631stHighest Average Incomes: 6,966thLowest Crime Rates: 7,000thLargest Retail Industry: 7,884thMost Avoided: 7,896thTop
10%
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,026thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,042ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,959thMost Influential: 10,811thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,254thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 13,423rdLargest Governments: 13,473rd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The V O I D, sex changes are routinely performed at The V O I D's hospitals.
  • : Following new legislation in The V O I D, saying the word 'eggplant' is now a criminal offense.
  • : Following new legislation in The V O I D, major internet servers have acquired citizenship.
  • : The V O I D was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in The V O I D, anti-riot police are dispatched whenever two elderly ladies gather to complain that prices have increased.
  • : Following new legislation in The V O I D, parents who refuse to vaccinate their children are given a short jail sentence.
  • : Following new legislation in The V O I D, political activists are routinely executed.
  • : The V O I D was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • : Following new legislation in The V O I D, historical commemorations regularly devolve into militaristic jingoism.
  • : Following new legislation in The V O I D, you don't need a smoking gun to arrest someone for promoting guns.

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