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The Imperium Sanctus of Zarkari

“O'narf! Say what?!”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the South Pacific

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The Imperium Sanctus of Zarkari is a colossal, economically powerful nation, ruled by Liege Lord Ebil with an iron fist, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 6.503 billion Zarkarians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, the Environment, and Education. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Les Catacombes de Virycéon. The average income tax rate is 96%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Gambling industry.

All forms of advertising are banned, it's always rabbit season, atheists and evolutionary biologists are fleeing the country like rats from a sinking ship, and the government has enacted freedom of information. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zarkari's national animal is the Kar'i, which is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is Praetoriani, and its currency is the T'zar Em Be.

Zarkari is ranked 163rd in the South Pacific and 9,017th in the world for Lowest Unemployment Rates, scoring 262 on the Workforce Participation Versus Theoretical Maximum Metric.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 18 hours ago

  • 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Zarkari, the government has enacted freedom of information.
  • 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Zarkari, atheists and evolutionary biologists are fleeing the country like rats from a sinking ship.
  • 19 hours ago: Zarkari was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Unemployment Rates.
  • 20 hours ago: Zarkari was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Lowest Unemployment Rates (last census: Top 10%).
  • 1 day 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Zarkari, it's always rabbit season.
  • 1 day 9 hours ago: Zarkari was endorsed by The Empire of Democratic republic of Riokazo.
  • 1 day 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in Zarkari, all forms of advertising are banned.
  • 2 days 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Zarkari, strange looking men with big red noses are found hiding behind bushes and inside dustbins.
  • 2 days 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Zarkari, billions of T'zar Em Bes are being blown on orbital weapons development.
  • 2 days 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Zarkari, organised sports are frowned upon as frivolous.

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