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

Overview Factbook People Government Economy Trend Analysis

The Holy Armed Republic of Zerconus is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Zerrec Zageth Lazin with an iron fist, and renowned for its public floggings, zero percent divorce rate, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 9.904 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, well-organized 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 84.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Zerconusian economy, worth a remarkable 3,113 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 314,358 Diamonds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.

Almost all of Zerconus's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices, invasive species are hunted by the gendarmerie, terrified tympanists are finding themselves on the front lines armed only with kettledrums, and military spending is on the increase. 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.

Zerconus is ranked 3rd in Firefly and 3,521st in the world for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 6 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 9 days ago

  • 9 days ago: Zerconus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry (last census: Top 1%).
  • 9 days ago: Zerconus was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, military spending is on the increase.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, terrified tympanists are finding themselves on the front lines armed only with kettledrums.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, invasive species are hunted by the gendarmerie.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, almost all of Zerconus's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, nuclear warheads are frequently launched into space as a warning to invading meteoroids.
  • 12 days ago: Zerconus changed its national demonym to "Zerconite".
  • 12 days ago: Zerconus altered its national flag.

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