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The Retired Nation of Chetkosk

“...where are we?”

Category: Left-Leaning College State
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Average

Regional Influence: Hermit

Location: The Transcended Plane

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The Retired Nation of Chetkosk is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Chancellor Bogdan Mikhailovich with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 2.534 billion, 2.531 billion of whom are zombies, Chetkoskies enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defence, Law & Order, and Education. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Berlinengrad. The average income tax rate is 84%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Uranium Mining, Tourism, and Gambling industries.

School uniforms are compulsory, protesters are up in arms over new nuclear power stations, citizens are expected to be proficient in at least five languages, and the military struggles with recruitment. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Chetkosk's national animal is the Tundra Bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is Slavic Orthodox, and its currency is the Chetmark.

Chetkosk is ranked 1st in The Transcended Plane and 7,314th in the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 10 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

Chetkosk is currently considering its options.

People: 3,108,201

Zombies: 2,531,140,390

Dead: 5,184,218,277

Survival Rate: 0.04%

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 8 days ago

  • 33 days ago: Chetkosk was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector (last census: Top 10%).
  • 61 days ago: Chetkosk fell out of the world Top 10% for Highest Police Ratios.
  • 70 days ago: Chetkosk was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Unemployment Rates (last census: Top 5%).
  • 79 days ago: Chetkosk fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • 81 days ago: Chetkosk fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Populations.
  • 87 days ago: Chetkosk was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry (last census: Top 5%).
  • 87 days ago: Chetkosk changed its national nation type to "Retired Nation".
  • 88 days ago: Chetkosk changed its national motto to "...where are we?".
  • 88 days ago: Chetkosk changed its national nation type to "Transient Republic".
  • 105 days ago: Chetkosk fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Defense Forces.

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