The Zyvexian Dictatorship of Zaklen is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Peter Zyvex with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 10.915 billion Zaklenites 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 enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Spirituality, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zakopolis. The average income tax rate is 98.7%.
The frighteningly efficient Zaklenite economy, worth a remarkable 2,148 trillion Graces a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Tourism, and Gambling. Average income is an impressive 196,803 Graces, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.
Soldiers are authorised to use lethal force to maintain calm in the crash zone, businesses have become paranoid as waves of lawsuits sweep the nation, Snow Leopards with strange deformities like three eyes and tentacles have been seen prancing through the countryside where industrial waste is dumped, and fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zaklen's national animal is the Snow Leopard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Zaklenite Christianity.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Zaklen was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
- : Zaklen was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
- : Zaklen was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments and Largest Gambling Industry.
- : Zaklen was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
- : Zaklen was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Stationary.
- : Zaklen was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Devout, Most Efficient Economies, Largest Governments, Highest Average Tax Rates, and Most Subsidized Industry.
- : Zaklen fell out of the world Top 10% for Healthiest Citizens.
- : Zaklen was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
- : Zaklen was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs (last census: Top 1%).
- : Zaklen was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare (last census: Top 1%).