by Max Barry

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,041st Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,421st Most Avoided: 2,601st
The Void Born Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists Champions of Commerce
Heil den Kaiser
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population1.696 billion

CapitalVoid Sation 03421
LeaderThe Silent King

AnimalKomodo dragon

The Void Born Empire of Germany-Austria is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by The Silent King with an iron fist, and renowned for its closed borders, otherworldly petting zoo, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.696 billion Germany-Austrians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Void Sation 03421. The average income tax rate is 51.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Germany-Austrian economy, worth 315 trillion Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 186,219 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Euthanasia is legal, father-son fishing trips have been banned, every citizen must submit to DNA testing to be eliminated from police inquiries, and teenage male videogamers often suffer repetitive strain wrist injuries. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Germany-Austria's national animal is the Komodo dragon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is None.

Germany-Austria is ranked 18,419th in the world and 58th in The United Federations for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 311,193 Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,041stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,421stTop
Most Avoided: 2,601stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,639thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,933rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,804thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,931stLargest Mining Sector: 4,241stLargest Black Market: 4,631stMost Corrupt Governments: 4,966thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,585thLargest Retail Industry: 6,282ndMost Conservative: 6,746thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,945thHighest Average Incomes: 7,002ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,624thMost Armed: 8,208thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,233rdHighest Poor Incomes: 8,486thTop
Fattest Citizens: 11,369thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,471stMost Efficient Economies: 11,754thMost Authoritarian: 12,760thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,059thMost Influential: 13,553rd
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionMost Stationary: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 12th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 19th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 19th in the regionMost Armed: 19th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 20th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 21st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 22nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 23rd in the regionMost Conservative: 25th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 26th in the regionFattest Citizens: 27th in the regionLargest Governments: 28th in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 37th in the regionLargest Populations: 40th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 41st in the regionMost Extreme: 43rd in the regionMost Influential: 49th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 57th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 58th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Germany-Austria was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Germany-Austria lodged a message on the The United Federations Regional Message Board.
  • : Germany-Austria changed its national faith to "None".
  • : Following new legislation in Germany-Austria, teenage male videogamers often suffer repetitive strain wrist injuries.
  • : Following new legislation in Germany-Austria, every citizen must submit to DNA testing to be eliminated from police inquiries.
  • : Following new legislation in Germany-Austria, father-son fishing trips have been banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Germany-Austria, euthanasia is legal.
  • : Germany-Austria was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes and the Top 10% for Most Extreme.
  • : Following new legislation in Germany-Austria, industry tycoons rarely hide their misdeeds due to the government's habit of bailing them out.
  • : Following new legislation in Germany-Austria, acupuncture is routinely prescribed for intravenous drug addicts.


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