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The Data Link Escape of 0x10

“Reisen, Zeit, Medizin, Underhaltung, Computerwelt.”

Category: Moralistic Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Average

Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: Bytes

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0x10

Population689 million

CapitalThe Stack

Currencybyte
AnimalRAM

The Data Link Escape of 0x10 is a huge, cultured nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, daily referendums, and punitive income tax rates. The humorless, devout population of 689 million 0x10ians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Stack. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 62.4%.

The frighteningly efficient 0x10ian economy, worth 63.7 trillion bytes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Trout Farming. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 92,388 bytes, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 312,688 per year while the poor average 20,173, a ratio of 15.5 to 1.

The nationalistic national anthem inspires citizens to literally spit at foreigners, biology and religious education classes have recently been merged, clowns are being rounded up and admitted to mental institutions, and the stacked neck-ring is this season's hottest fashion item. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. 0x10's national animal is the RAM, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

0x10 is ranked 200,543rd in the world and 147th in Bytes for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring -9.33 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

Top
5%
Nudest: 5,581stTop
10%
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,594thHealthiest Citizens: 13,837thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,237thMost Developed: 18,554thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,408thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,481stMost Subsidized Industry: 22,025th
Top
1%
Smartest Citizens: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionTop
5%
Most Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 8th in the regionTop
10%
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the regionMost Cultured: 12th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12th in the regionBest Weather: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in 0x10, the stacked neck-ring is this season's hottest fashion item.
  • : Following new legislation in 0x10, clowns are being rounded up and admitted to mental institutions.
  • : Following new legislation in 0x10, biology and religious education classes have recently been merged.
  • : Following new legislation in 0x10, the nationalistic national anthem inspires citizens to literally spit at foreigners.
  • : 0x10 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in 0x10, obstetricians are not allowed to publish ultrasound pictures of fetuses in medical journals.
  • : Following new legislation in 0x10, foreign governments are threatened if they so much as mention the word "election".
  • : Following new legislation in 0x10, student exchange programs are in trouble as everyone wants to leave but no-one wants to come.
  • : Following new legislation in 0x10, there are no more heroes any more.
  • : 0x10's influence in Bytes fell from "Truckler" to "Vassal".

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