The Retired Doctor of Edward Richtofen is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Dr Edward Richtofen with an even hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 8.974 billion Zombies are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.
The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Breslau. The average income tax rate is 95.8%.
The large but underdeveloped Zombie economy, worth 497 trillion Points a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Information Technology. Average income is 55,390 Points, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed, the military invades any neighboring nation with the gall to criticize its policies, oil executives can be seen reluctantly cleaning oil-soaked birds, and foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Edward Richtofen's national animal is the Zombie, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Hat worship.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Edward Richtofen was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
- : Edward Richtofen was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Safest.
- : Edward Richtofen changed its national demonym adjective to "Zombie".
- : Edward Richtofen changed its national nation type to "Retired Doctor".
- : Edward Richtofen changed its national demonym to "Zombie" and its demonym adjective to "a Zombie".
- : Edward Richtofen was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Income Equality and the Top 5% for Most Beautiful Environments, Lowest Crime Rates, Largest Governments, and Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
- : Edward Richtofen was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Highest Average Tax Rates.
- : Edward Richtofen's influence in Osiris rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
- : Edward Richtofen was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Lowest Crime Rates.
- : Edward Richtofen was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Welfare Programs.