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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
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Firefly


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 9.734 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 1st in Firefly and 9,872nd in the world for Largest Public Transport Department, scoring 66 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 13 days ago

  • 21 hours ago: Zerconus was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Public Transport Department.
  • 2 days 21 hours ago: Zerconus fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Insurance Industry.
  • 6 days ago: Zerconus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Unemployment Rates (last census: Top 1%).
  • 13 days ago: Zerconus relocated from Lazarus to Firefly.
  • 13 days ago: Zerconus was refounded in Lazarus.
  • 62 days ago: Zerconus ceased to exist.
  • 64 days ago: Zerconus fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Developed.
  • 72 days ago: Zerconus fell out of the world Top 10% for Healthiest Citizens.
  • 79 days ago: Zerconus fell out of the world Top 10% for Shortest Average Lifespan.
  • 82 days ago: Zerconus's influence in Firefly fell from "Contender" to "Envoy".


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