|Category: Iron Fist Consumerists|
Regional Influence: Negotiator
Location: Delicious Friends
The Tertian Empire of Zarkanians is a colossal, economically powerful nation, ruled by Colonel 187 with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 7.129 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."
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, moralistic government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defence, Law & Order, and Commerce. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Natria Proper. The average income tax rate is 96%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, followed by Uranium Mining and Information Technology.
The government provides its citizenry with the same mass produced rations, prosecutors routinely call transplant doctors as 'expert witnesses' in burglary cases, people regularly disappear off the streets and all evidence of them is destroyed, and the national Police Academies have dedicated infant wings. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Zarkanians's national animal is the Terenivian Blackbird, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, its national religion is Imperial Worship, and its currency is the Yuriase.
Most Recent Government Activity: 3 days 3 hours ago
- 19 hours ago: Zarkanians fell out of the regional Top 10% for Highest Drug Use.
- 1 day 18 hours ago: Zarkanians was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Subsidized Industry (last census: Top 5%).
- 2 days 18 hours ago: Zarkanians was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Gambling Industry (last census: Top 5%).
- 16 days ago: Following new legislation in Zarkanians, the national Police Academies have dedicated infant wings.
- 17 days ago: Zarkanians's influence in Delicious Friends rose from "Auxiliary" to "Negotiator".
- 17 days ago: Zarkanians was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Corrupt Governments.
- 25 days ago: Zarkanians was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
- 25 days ago: Zarkanians was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Authoritarian.
- 30 days ago: Zarkanians was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
- 33 days ago: Zarkanians was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates (last census: Top 10%).