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Most Armed: 2,141st Largest Agricultural Sector: 3,075th Highest Disposable Incomes: 7,905th
The Dominion of
Iron Fist Consumerists
OBEY
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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8-bit Dragons

Population802 million

Currencygold coins
AnimalDragon

The Dominion of 8-bit Dragons is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, ubiquitous missile silos, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 802 million 8-bit Dragonsians 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 relatively small, well-organized government prioritizes Industry, although Law & Order, Environment, and Defense are also considered important, while Welfare and Public Transport are ignored. The average income tax rate is 12.7%.

The frighteningly efficient 8-bit Dragonsian economy, worth 81.6 trillion gold coins a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 101,783 gold coins, with the richest citizens earning 5.2 times as much as the poorest.

Bouncers at the door of the sweet shop warn five-year-olds not to cause trouble, board shorts have replaced board rooms, the public transport system has been eliminated, and Leader has been known to make speeches in fishing waders. Crime is moderate, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. 8-bit Dragons's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

8-bit Dragons is ranked 24,637th in the world and 719th in The East Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 200.34 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Most Armed: 2,141stLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,075thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,905thTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10,413thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,860thMost Influential: 12,934thBest Weather: 13,499th
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Most Armed: 45th in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 83rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 157th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 297th in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 402nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 494th in the regionLargest Black Market: 566th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 580th in the regionMost Developed: 595th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 596th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 619th in the regionMost Influential: 621st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 635th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 664th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 675th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 679th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 686th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 693rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 719th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 732nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : 8-bit Dragons was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes and the Top 10% for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in 8-bit Dragons, Leader has been known to make speeches in fishing waders.
  • : Following new legislation in 8-bit Dragons, the public transport system has been eliminated.
  • : Following new legislation in 8-bit Dragons, board shorts have replaced board rooms.
  • : Following new legislation in 8-bit Dragons, bouncers at the door of the sweet shop warn five-year-olds not to cause trouble.
  • : Following new legislation in 8-bit Dragons, the government has undertaken a massive health education program to combat VODAIS.
  • : Following new legislation in 8-bit Dragons, preschools put children down for naps with milk, cookies, and a gruesome story of vengeance.
  • : Following new legislation in 8-bit Dragons, dubiously qualified Skandilundian barristers keep referring to laws as 'government guidelines'.
  • : Following new legislation in 8-bit Dragons, 4-year-olds studying for their mathematics exams are anxious that they will be unemployable in adulthood if they fail.
  • : Following new legislation in 8-bit Dragons, 8-bit Dragons City's main city thoroughfare has been blocked by a row of leyland cypresses that mysteriously appeared overnight.

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