The Holy Armed Republic of
Father Knows Best State
Potestas Per Laborem, Libertas Per Ludos
Zerrec Zageth Lazin
Regional Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Holy Armed Republic of Zerconus is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Zerrec Zageth Lazin with an iron fist, and notable for its strictly enforced bedtime, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 10.264 billion Zerconites 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.

The medium-sized, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Industry also on the agenda, while Welfare and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Talon Pass. The average income tax rate is 85.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Zerconusian economy, worth a remarkable 3,209 trillion Diamonds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 312,717 Diamonds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.5 times as much as the poorest.

The nightly news reports prosaically on the government blindly throwing money at despotic kidnappers, prominent cultural symbols are featured on the backs of cereal boxes, shops were recently ransacked as cigarettes returned to the shelves, and students cut up leftover Diamonds during Arts and Crafts. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zerconus's national animal is the Badger, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Atheists United.

Zerconus is ranked 2nd in Firefly and 4,235th in the world for Safest, scoring 1,097.025 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 5 days ago

  • 9 hours ago: Zerconus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Safest (last census: Top 10%).
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, students cut up leftover Diamonds during Arts and Crafts.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, shops were recently ransacked as cigarettes returned to the shelves.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, prominent cultural symbols are featured on the backs of cereal boxes.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, the nightly news reports prosaically on the government blindly throwing money at despotic kidnappers.
  • 8 days ago: Zerconus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • 9 days ago: Zerconus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Avoided (last census: Top 5%).
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, the government is engaging in an agricultural trade war with Maxtopia.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal.

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