The Empire of Zarquon Froods is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by The Great Prophet Zarquon with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 17.461 billion Zarquon Froodsians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.
The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal morass — juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 92.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The very strong Zarquon Froodsian economy, worth a remarkable 1,541 trillion Liffers a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Tourism. Average income is 88,289 Liffers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.
Politicians constantly ring their voters to remind them how good a job they're doing, matryoshka dolls resembling nested Death Stars are commonly sold, the Zarquon Froodsian Arts Council pays teenagers to sit through opera performances, and oil executives can be seen reluctantly cleaning oil-soaked birds. Crime is totally unknown, 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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Zarquon Froods was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
- : Zarquon Froods was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
- : Zarquon Froods was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
- : Zarquon Froods was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
- : Zarquon Froods was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights and Longest Average Lifespans and the Top 10% for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
- : Zarquon Froods was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations and the Top 10% for Most Cultured.
- : Zarquon Froods was endorsed by The Extravaganza House Band of JohnnyandtheContusions.
- : Zarquon Froods was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest.
- : Zarquon Froods voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Crime and Punishment".
- : Zarquon Froods was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.