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Most Armed: 5,089thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 10,160thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,495th
The Democratic States of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Reisen, Zeit, Medizin, Underhaltung, Computerwelt.
Influence
Envoy
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Few

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

0x12

Population205 million

Currencybyte
AnimalRAM

The Democratic States of 0x12 is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its ban on automobiles, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 205 million 0x12ians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Administration are also considered important, while International Aid isn't funded at all. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 48.7%.

The very strong 0x12ian economy, worth 13.7 trillion bytes a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Soda Sales, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 66,886 bytes, with the richest citizens earning 8.9 times as much as the poorest.

The military patrols the streets in search of possible secessionists, local mafias have a tough time disposing of dead snitches without catching the attention of recycling authorities, internet moderators work overtime to remove memes comparing Leader to cartoon bears, and 0x12 City's main city thoroughfare has been blocked by a row of leyland cypresses that mysteriously appeared overnight. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. 0x12's national animal is the RAM, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

0x12 is ranked 81,651st in the world and 20th in Bytes for Lowest Crime Rates, with 64.35 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

Top
5%
Most Armed: 5,089thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 10,160thTop
10%
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,495thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,969th
Top
5%
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
10%
Largest Black Market: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in 0x12, 0x12 City's main city thoroughfare has been blocked by a row of leyland cypresses that mysteriously appeared overnight.
  • : Following new legislation in 0x12, internet moderators work overtime to remove memes comparing Leader to cartoon bears.
  • : Following new legislation in 0x12, local mafias have a tough time disposing of dead snitches without catching the attention of recycling authorities.
  • : Following new legislation in 0x12, the military patrols the streets in search of possible secessionists.
  • : 0x12 was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Father Knows Best State".
  • : Following new legislation in 0x12, flatulent people are left to die of cancer at the end of hospital waiting lists.
  • : Following new legislation in 0x12, all beauty contests have been banned.
  • : Following new legislation in 0x12, animal liberationists receive government funding to break into animal research labs.
  • : Following new legislation in 0x12, crime suspects are forced to submit to blood testing.
  • : 0x12 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector and the Top 10% for Largest Manufacturing Sector.

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