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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:
Rare

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 renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 9.482 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 secondary priorities. 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.

The government subsidizes everything from particle physics to fabric softeners, violently opinionated speakers can be heard preaching their hateful views on every street corner, birth rates have hit an all-time low, and citizens must pay to enjoy Zerconus's pristine beaches. 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 2nd in Firefly and 2,372nd in the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 10 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 9 hours ago

  • 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, citizens must pay to enjoy Zerconus's pristine beaches.
  • 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, birth rates have hit an all-time low.
  • 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, violently opinionated speakers can be heard preaching their hateful views on every street corner.
  • 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, the government subsidizes everything from particle physics to fabric softeners.
  • 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, penurious citizens die from easily remedied ailments because they aren't 'taking enough initiative'.
  • 23 days ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits.
  • 23 days ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, some members of Parliament are illiterate.
  • 23 days ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, every citizen must submit to DNA testing to be eliminated from police inquiries.
  • 23 days ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, farmers are struggling to keep up with demand for local produce.
  • 23 days ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, the government is avowedly atheist.

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