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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,411th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,436th Largest Black Market: 1,558th
The Cipherian Wonderland of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Sure, I'm insane. What's your point?
Bill Cipher
Regional Influence
Hermit
Founder
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Cipherian Wonderland of The V O I D is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Bill Cipher with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, sprawling nuclear power plants, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.565 billion Cipherians 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 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 Great Triangle. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 64.9%.

The powerhouse Cipherian economy, worth a remarkable 1,190 trillion Ciphers 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 181,377 Ciphers, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,031,232 per year while the poor average 15,540, a ratio of 66.4 to 1.

The Foreign Ministry thinks an eye for an eye is a blindingly good idea, in a fit of passion Bill Cipher has shredded thirty years' worth of petitions, weird or unusual crimes merit cruel and unusual punishments, and citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over The V O I D. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force. The V O I D's national animal is the Weirdness, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Cipherianism.

The V O I D is ranked 1,436th in the world and 1st in V O I D D O M I N I O N for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 14,767.18 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Top
1%
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,411thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,436thLargest Black Market: 1,558thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,589thTop
5%
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,310thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,522ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,308thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,806thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,281stFattest Citizens: 4,721stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,110thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,343rdHighest Drug Use: 6,141stHighest Average Incomes: 6,226thLargest Retail Industry: 6,923rdLargest Mining Sector: 7,087thLowest Crime Rates: 7,144thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,321stMost Stationary: 8,004thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,191stHighest Economic Output: 8,433rdTop
10%
Most Avoided: 9,425thMost Pro-Market: 10,258thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,298thMost Influential: 12,345thMost Devout: 13,700thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 13,744thLargest Governments: 14,711th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The V O I D, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over The V O I D.
  • : Following new legislation in The V O I D, weird or unusual crimes merit cruel and unusual punishments.
  • : Following new legislation in The V O I D, in a fit of passion Bill Cipher has shredded thirty years' worth of petitions.
  • : The V O I D was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Following new legislation in The V O I D, the Foreign Ministry thinks an eye for an eye is a blindingly good idea.
  • : Following new legislation in The V O I D, the right to free speech is being drastically curtailed.
  • : The V O I D was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in The V O I D, robotic spouses prove to be just as imperfect as flesh and blood ones.
  • : The V O I D was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in The V O I D, the government is a law unto itself.

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