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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 754thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 755thLargest Black Market: 1,464th
The Universal Union of
Father Knows Best State
Quod gratis asseritur, gratis negatur.
Overseer Galdon
Influence
Hermit
Founder
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The V O I D

Population16.221 billion

CapitalCentral Complex
LeaderOverseer Galdon
FaithVoidism

CurrencyCredit
AnimalEntity

The Universal Union of The V O I D is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Overseer Galdon with an iron fist, and notable for its national health service, zero percent divorce rate, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 16.221 billion Voidborne are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, 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 Central Complex. The average income tax rate is 73.7%.

The all-consuming Voidborne economy, worth a remarkable 3,584 trillion Credits a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Automobile Manufacturing, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 220,959 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.6 times as much as the poorest.

Business leaders are mailing Overseer Galdon forged birth certificates in a bid to win their rivals as serfs, lifelong celibates are surprised to receive government-issue condoms in the post, rumor has it that Overseer Galdon has won three lotteries in a row, and corporate lobbying has been outlawed. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. The V O I D's national animal is the Entity, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Voidism.

The V O I D is ranked 199,483rd in the world and 1st in V O I D D O M I N I O N for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 25.18 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

Top
1%
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 754thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 755thLargest Black Market: 1,464thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,603rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,332ndTop
5%
Most Corrupt Governments: 2,824thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,224thHighest Economic Output: 3,907thMost Stationary: 4,424thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,625thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,017thHighest Average Incomes: 5,188thLowest Crime Rates: 5,538thFattest Citizens: 6,766thLargest Mining Sector: 7,644thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,781stLargest Retail Industry: 8,110thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,497thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,823rdMost Influential: 9,484thMost Patriotic: 9,652ndLargest Governments: 11,566thTop
10%
Highest Poor Incomes: 12,604thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,675thMost Secular: 14,878thLargest Populations: 15,351stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 16,738thLargest Agricultural Sector: 16,892ndLargest Insurance Industry: 19,840thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,934thHighest Average Tax Rates: 22,822nd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The V O I D was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : The V O I D was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : The V O I D was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in The V O I D, corporate lobbying has been outlawed.
  • : Following new legislation in The V O I D, rumor has it that Overseer Galdon has won three lotteries in a row.
  • : Following new legislation in The V O I D, lifelong celibates are surprised to receive government-issue condoms in the post.
  • : The V O I D was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Father Knows Best State".
  • : Following new legislation in The V O I D, business leaders are mailing Overseer Galdon forged birth certificates in a bid to win their rivals as serfs.
  • : The V O I D was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Patriotic.
  • : Following new legislation in The V O I D, Voidborne caught jaywalking often have their houses seized by the police.

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