by Max Barry

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Most Armed: 497thHighest Crime Rates: 681stLargest Gambling Industry: 827th
The Holy Empire of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Praise the Elder Gods
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.21 billion

CapitalEldritch Rift

AnimalPurple worm

The Holy Empire of THE V0ID is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Beelzebub with an iron fist, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, frequent executions, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.21 billion V0IDians 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 relatively small, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Eldritch Rift. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.5%.

The frighteningly efficient V0IDian economy, worth 207 trillion Souls a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Retail, and Information Technology. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 171,754 Souls, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 836,676 per year while the poor average 20,318, a ratio of 41.2 to 1.

The giant 80-storey carving of Beelzebub in Mount Rushless can be seen from space, posh restaurants scatter glass fragments on the dining room floor to keep out barefoot undesirables, Beelzebub's opponents have adopted dogs to chase away the mailman, and the government has ended partisanship by ending elections. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. THE V0ID's national animal is the Purple worm, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Voidizem.

THE V0ID is ranked 1,545th in the world and 27th in The East Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 49.3 Obesity Rate.

Most Armed: 497thHighest Crime Rates: 681stLargest Gambling Industry: 827thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,266thFattest Citizens: 1,545thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,098thMost Avoided: 2,154thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,342ndTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,585thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,592ndMost Influential: 3,937thRudest Citizens: 4,393rdLargest Retail Industry: 4,669thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,978thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,048thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,355thMost Efficient Economies: 5,670thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,838thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6,080thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,604thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,857thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,466thLargest Insurance Industry: 9,060thHighest Average Incomes: 10,269thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,444thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,914thTop
Largest Mining Sector: 13,152ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,159thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 13,863rdHighest Drug Use: 17,811thMost Ignorant Citizens: 19,242ndMost Pro-Market: 21,205thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 21,295thLargest Information Technology Sector: 21,616th
Most Armed: 11th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 14th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 22nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 24th in the regionFattest Citizens: 27th in the regionMost Avoided: 37th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 45th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 53rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 55th in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 104th in the regionRudest Citizens: 129th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 129th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 134th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 142nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 154th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 158th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 165th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 194th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 196th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 222nd in the regionMost Influential: 261st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 276th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 279th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 279th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 285th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 292nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 293rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 309th in the regionNudest: 354th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 367th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 391st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 391st in the regionTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 514th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 649th in the regionLargest Black Market: 658th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in THE V0ID, the government has ended partisanship by ending elections.
  • : THE V0ID was reclassified from "Capitalist Paradise" to "Compulsory Consumerist State".
  • : Following new legislation in THE V0ID, Beelzebub's opponents have adopted dogs to chase away the mailman.
  • : Following new legislation in THE V0ID, posh restaurants scatter glass fragments on the dining room floor to keep out barefoot undesirables.
  • : THE V0ID was endorsed by The Free Land of Northern Celavon.
  • : THE V0ID voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Quebecshire".
  • : THE V0ID voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Convicted Voters".
  • : Following new legislation in THE V0ID, the giant 80-storey carving of Beelzebub in Mount Rushless can be seen from space.
  • : Following new legislation in THE V0ID, THE V0ID has been greatly criticised for its isolationist policies.
  • : Following new legislation in THE V0ID, a byzantine web of conspiracies and secret alliances must be navigated any time legislation is voted upon.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 109 » Zukchiva, Arunika, Debluu, Wallenburg, A mean old man, Gunov, VW53Aland, Rainbow Vests, Axdel, Brotherland, East Malaysia, Headpat Central, Oofery, Dragons Blood, Lyontisia, Under Upper Antartica, Ridann, Asendavia, Sunsistan, Republic of Berzerkistan, Goodnamesarerare, Lanagon, Wiranath, Elejamie, The Almighty Country, Firenation91, Cameronia Excellentia, North Insomnia, Roliganistan, Peatiktist, A Slanted Black Stripe, The Empire of Rijelv, The solar ottomans, Imperial Akatsuki, Adavan, Drunken Seal Islands, Seri Tai Republic, Taurora, Talitoa, Kangarawa, Barfleur, ReeK, Kucia, New Leganes, Trimmania, Tretrid, Enlil, Duracell, Zidium, Bai Lung, and 59 others.La xinga, Kilkire, H-Zhena, Kaigi, Davinhia, Marrabuk, BearStackof2015, Freedom Fascists, Amjedia, Enou, Dahom, Rhealaliit, Kampf Empire, Servants of Gizmo, Grossvietnam, Federated States of Zootron, Ripsylvania, Dragonia, Unger under over, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Sen Jast, Harro Waarudho, United China Nation, HinduRashtr, Aeljae, Joundia, Interdimensional Waifus, Wanabe, Socialist Holy American Empire, Roissyland, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, Fellon, Santa Dystopia, FreedomIand, CopyCato, Eastern Alksearia, Great Aztlatan CommonWealth, Argentianworkslasia, Modra, Slys Paws, Greater New Cassandra, Lorrana, Biingus, The Three States of Fortuna, Dravida India, Kavanos, Cellar Doors, Kagorg Bra Corna, The Kulaata Islands, Acronis, Technocratic Tagalog, Spiruvania, Eagle Crest, Pirnovo, Tierra Fuego, Veterans Association, Aquyia, New Era states, and Northern Celavon.

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