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The Holy Armed Republic of Zerconus

“Potestas Per Laborem, Libertas Per Ludos”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Envoy

Location: Firefly

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The Holy Armed Republic of Zerconus is a colossal, economically powerful nation, ruled by Zerrec Zageth Lazin with an iron fist, and notable for its keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 9.355 billion Zerconians 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 is mainly concerned with Defence, although Law & Order and Education are on the agenda. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Talon Pass. The average income tax rate is 99%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Information Technology industry, followed by Arms Manufacturing and Gambling.

Farmers are struggling to keep up with demand for local produce, every citizen must submit to DNA testing to be eliminated from police inquiries, some members of Parliament are illiterate, and fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive 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 currency is the Diamond.

Zerconus is ranked 1st in Firefly and 1,373rd in the world for Highest Police Ratios, scoring 389 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 22 hours ago

  • 1 day 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits.
  • 1 day 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, some members of Parliament are illiterate.
  • 1 day 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, every citizen must submit to DNA testing to be eliminated from police inquiries.
  • 1 day 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, farmers are struggling to keep up with demand for local produce.
  • 1 day 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, the government is avowedly atheist.
  • 6 days ago: Zerconus's influence in Firefly fell from "Diplomat" to "Envoy".
  • 7 days ago: Zerconus was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Father Knows Best State".
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, Zerconus's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, Max Barry is this year's Miss Zerconus.

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