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The Empty Void of Q w e r t y

“Why should I trust your judgement?” Aluf

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
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Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The North Pacific


Q w e r t y

Population17.112 billion


AnimalHokie Bird

The Empty Void of Q w e r t y is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Aluf with an iron fist, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 17.112 billion Q w e r tians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of NORAD. The average income tax rate is 97.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Q w e r t yian economy, worth a remarkable 2,378 trillion Denaris a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 139,006 Denaris, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Concert halls sport signs proclaiming "No Shorts, Sandals or Swastikas", the nation's forests are full of treasure hunters in military-grade survival gear, ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward, and purple armbands are being issued to Violetists for ease of identification. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Q w e r t y's national animal is the Hokie Bird, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Capitalism.

Q w e r t y is ranked 1,140th in the world and 42nd in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 14,803.16 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 91stMost Influential: 193rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,140thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,460thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,674thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,852ndBest Weather: 1,934thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,352ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,470thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,601stLowest Crime Rates: 2,821stMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,949thMost Stationary: 2,978thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,416thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,520thLargest Governments: 3,734thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,754thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,630thHighest Economic Output: 4,728thMost Developed: 5,837thLargest Populations: 7,230thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,285thTop
Safest: 7,921stHealthiest Citizens: 8,618thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,035thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,547thMost Cultured: 14,325thSmartest Citizens: 14,680thHighest Average Incomes: 14,745thMost Efficient Economies: 14,821st
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 42nd in the regionMost Influential: 43rd in the regionMost Stationary: 51st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 55th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 78th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 79th in the regionLargest Populations: 89th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 93rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 108th in the regionBest Weather: 112th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 116th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 121st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 125th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 139th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 157th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 170th in the regionLargest Governments: 175th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 178th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 202nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 220th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 295th in the regionMost Developed: 360th in the regionTop
Safest: 411th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 455th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 485th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 630th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 726th in the regionMost Cultured: 739th in the region

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