Largest Insurance Industry: 203rd Highest Poor Incomes: 209th Most Efficient Economies: 227th
The Tertian Ascendancy of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Perpetual Cyclical Advancement
Regional Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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The Tertian Ascendancy of Zarkanians is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Colonel 187 with an iron fist, and remarkable for its vat-grown people, absence of drug laws, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 10.161 billion Zarkanians 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 relatively small, 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 Natria Proper. The average income tax rate is 74.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Zarkanian economy, worth a remarkable 3,816 trillion Yuriases a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 375,643 Yuriases, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

The government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid, citizens are abandoning their homes en masse in a widespread panic over asbestos, people choose marriage partners by buying a lottery ticket, and Colonel 187 claims to be the epitome of family values. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force. Zarkanians's national animal is the Outer Leviathan, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Predescendant Nonconceptualism.

Zarkanians is ranked 178,469th in the world and 58th in The Apartment Block for Least Corrupt Governments, with 4.98 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 203rdHighest Poor Incomes: 209thMost Efficient Economies: 227thLargest Black Market: 297thHighest Average Incomes: 451stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 483rdLargest Mining Sector: 537thMost Corrupt Governments: 568thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 665thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 685thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 700thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 729thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 907thLargest Retail Industry: 1,048thLowest Crime Rates: 1,100thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,280thHighest Economic Output: 1,361stMost Avoided: 1,489thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,687thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,998thLargest Governments: 2,311thFattest Citizens: 2,514thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,013thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,313thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,686thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,853rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,819thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,139thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,728thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,117thLargest Gambling Industry: 7,946thTop
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Largest Populations: 10,551stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,100thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,391stMost Authoritarian: 14,905thSafest: 15,894thMost Conservative: 16,683rd
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Largest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Conservative: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 4th in the regionMost Extreme: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the region

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