“For the Love of Zarquon!!”
Regional Influence: Eminence Grise
Location: Antarctic Oasis
The Empire of Zarquon Froods is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by The Great Prophet Zarquon with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 12.244 billion enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, pro-business government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and the Environment. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 90%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.
Recruitment posters proclaim the army to be both fabulous and fashionable, the government is spending millions on alternative clean-burning fuels, truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news, and the government encourages conflict abroad to increase arms sales. Crime is well under control, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zarquon Froods's national animal is the Ravenous Blatter Beast, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the Liffer.
Most Recent Government Activity: 15 days ago
- 5 days ago: Zarquon Froods was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Happiest Citizens (last census: Top 10%).
- 7 days ago: Zarquon Froods was endorsed by The State Security Apparatus of Iron Felix.
- 9 days ago: Zarquon Froods fell out of the regional Top 10% for Smartest Citizens.
- 18 days ago: Zarquon Froods was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Popular Tourist Destinations (last census: Top 5%).
- 28 days ago: Zarquon Froods was endorsed by The Extravaganza House Band of JohnnyandtheContusions.
- 36 days ago: Zarquon Froods was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
- 36 days ago: Zarquon Froods was endorsed by The Extravaganza House Band of JohnnyandtheContusions.
- 39 days ago: Zarquon Froods fell out of the regional Top 10% for Highest Average Tax Rates.
- 43 days ago: Zarquon Froods was endorsed by The Autocratic Freak Show of SchutteGod.
- 64 days ago: Zarquon Froods fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Public Sector.