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The Holy Armed Republic of Zerconus

“Potestas Per Laborem, Libertas Per Ludos”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Contender

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 even hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 9.204 billion Zerconians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it concentrates mainly on 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.

The government has cut its subsidies for all special interest groups, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over Zerconus, the government seizes private property for the 'good of the people', and meat is a luxury afforded only to the wealthy. 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 13th in Firefly and 110,596th in the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -21 on the Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 10 days ago

  • 6 days ago: Zerconus's influence in Firefly rose from "Envoy" to "Contender".
  • 10 days ago: Zerconus changed its national demonym to "Zerconian".
  • 11 days ago: Zerconus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Shortest Average Lifespan.
  • 39 days ago: Zerconus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Safest (last census: Top 5%).
  • 44 days ago: Zerconus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Fastest-Growing Economies (last census: Top 1%).
  • 45 days ago: Zerconus fell out of the regional Top 10% for Fastest-Growing Economies.
  • 46 days ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, meat is a luxury afforded only to the wealthy.
  • 46 days ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, the government seizes private property for the 'good of the people'.
  • 46 days ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over Zerconus.
  • 46 days ago: Following new legislation in Zerconus, the government has cut its subsidies for all special interest groups.

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