The Hippy State of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Stick It To The Man, Maaan!
Regional Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Imploded
Political Freedom
Good

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The Hippy State of Zerophix is a gargantuan, cultured nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, feral children, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 17.396 billion Zerophixians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Social Policy. The average income tax rate is 99.8%.

The large but stagnant Zerophixian economy, worth 262 trillion Shiny Beadss a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, extremely specialized black market in Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 15,106 Shiny Beadss, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries, an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents, divorce lawyers are found begging on the streets, and welfare funding has recently gone through the roof. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, probably because of the absence of a police force. Zerophix's national animal is the Pink Elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Zerophix is ranked 1st in The North Pacific and 8th in the world for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring 584 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 6 hours ago

  • 1 day 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in Zerophix, welfare funding has recently gone through the roof.
  • 1 day 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in Zerophix, divorce lawyers are found begging on the streets.
  • 2 days 6 hours ago: Zerophix endorsed The Republic of Vladivo.
  • 2 days 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in Zerophix, an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents.
  • 2 days 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in Zerophix, houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries.
  • 3 days 9 hours ago: Zerophix was endorsed by The Republic of Vladivo.
  • 3 days 19 hours ago: Zerophix was reclassified from "Left-wing Utopia" to "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise".
  • 3 days 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in Zerophix, biology and religious education classes have recently been merged.
  • 3 days 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in Zerophix, newspapers may not print any negative stories about the government.
  • 3 days 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in Zerophix, some members of Parliament are illiterate.

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