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The Tertian Empire of Zarkanians

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Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Negotiator

Location: Delicious Friends

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The Tertian Empire of Zarkanians is a colossal, economically powerful nation, ruled by Colonel 187 with an iron fist, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 7.145 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.

Zarkanians is ranked 19th in Delicious Friends and 112,074th in the world for Best Weather, with -1,017 Metres of Sunlight Above Expected.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 5 days ago

  • 2 days 9 hours ago: Zarkanians was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Populations (last census: Top 5%).
  • 3 days 10 hours ago: Zarkanians fell out of the regional Top 10% for Highest Drug Use.
  • 4 days ago: Zarkanians was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Subsidized Industry (last census: Top 5%).
  • 5 days ago: Zarkanians was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Gambling Industry (last census: Top 5%).
  • 18 days ago: Following new legislation in Zarkanians, the national Police Academies have dedicated infant wings.
  • 19 days ago: Zarkanians's influence in Delicious Friends rose from "Auxiliary" to "Negotiator".
  • 20 days ago: Zarkanians was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • 28 days ago: Zarkanians was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • 28 days ago: Zarkanians was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Authoritarian.
  • 33 days ago: Zarkanians was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Soda Pop Sector.

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