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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 839th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,072nd Largest Black Market: 1,351st
The Universal Union of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Quod gratis asseritur, gratis negatur.
Overseer Galdon
Influence
Hermit
Founder
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The V O I D

Population10.953 billion

CapitalCentral Complex
LeaderOverseer Galdon
FaithVoidism

CurrencyCredit
AnimalEntity

The Universal Union of The V O I D is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Overseer Galdon with an iron fist, and renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, sprawling nuclear power plants, and digital currency. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 10.953 billion Voidborne 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 Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Central Complex. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 69.4%.

The all-consuming Voidborne economy, worth a remarkable 2,081 trillion Credits 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 190,073 Credits, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 701,244 per year while the poor average 36,354, a ratio of 19.3 to 1.

Etiquette guides advise visitors to 'grovel gracefully', school uniforms are compulsory, Voidborne watches are often the only thing to survive a disaster intact, and The V O I D is increasingly belligerent on the international stage. 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 39,029th in the world and 1st in V O I D D O M I N I O N for Most Pro-Market, scoring 62.56 on the Rand Index.

Top
1%
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 839thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,072ndLargest Black Market: 1,351stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,565thTop
5%
Most Corrupt Governments: 2,381stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,848thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,015thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,445thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,521stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,843rdFattest Citizens: 4,998thMost Stationary: 5,533rdHighest Economic Output: 5,611thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,813thLowest Crime Rates: 6,267thLargest Mining Sector: 6,587thHighest Average Incomes: 6,662ndLargest Retail Industry: 8,014thMost Avoided: 8,637thTop
10%
Largest Information Technology Sector: 9,441stMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,154thMost Influential: 10,631stLargest Governments: 12,461stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15,378thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 16,170th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The V O I D, The V O I D is increasingly belligerent on the international stage.
  • : Following new legislation in The V O I D, Voidborne watches are often the only thing to survive a disaster intact.
  • : Following new legislation in The V O I D, school uniforms are compulsory.
  • : Following new legislation in The V O I D, etiquette guides advise visitors to 'grovel gracefully'.
  • : 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, the military recognizes no difference between male and female soldiers.
  • : The V O I D was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Avoided and the Top 10% for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in The V O I D, corrupt industrial practices are spreading like a plague.
  • : Following new legislation in The V O I D, military spending is on the increase.
  • : Following new legislation in The V O I D, anyone dissenting from the state ideology is declared "mentally ill" and whisked away in a straitjacket.

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