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The Bi-pin Lamp Standard of G9

“Plug it in.”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Contender

Location: Pacifica

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G9

Population6.51 billion

CurrencyLumen
AnimalElectron

The Bi-pin Lamp Standard of G9 is a colossal, orderly nation, notable for its compulsory military service, parental licensing program, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 6.51 billion G9ians 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 49.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The very strong G9ian economy, worth 449 trillion Lumens a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 69,123 Lumens, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

It's not mass murder when the government does it, millions of G9ians are excellent swimmers, raindances intended to summon storms instead attract tourists, and underground copulation clubs have sprung up in major cities. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. G9's national animal is the Electron, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

G9 is ranked 83,982nd in the world and 8th in Pacifica for Most Influential, scoring 182 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Top
10%
Largest Black Market: 17,109th
Top
10%
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : G9's influence in Pacifica rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
  • : Following new legislation in G9, underground copulation clubs have sprung up in major cities.
  • : G9 was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
  • : Following new legislation in G9, raindances intended to summon storms instead attract tourists.
  • : Following new legislation in G9, millions of G9ians are excellent swimmers.
  • : Following new legislation in G9, it's not mass murder when the government does it.
  • : Following new legislation in G9, calling dibs is an unalienable right.
  • : Following new legislation in G9, government officials frequently cut taxes as a distraction from antics with their secretaries.
  • : Following new legislation in G9, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around G9 City.
  • : Following new legislation in G9, police are arresting costumed characters at comic book conventions.

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