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

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The Hippy State of Zerophix is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its lack of airports, anti-smoking policies, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 17.634 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 income tax rate is 100%.

The large but stagnant Zerophixian economy, worth 267 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 15,167 Shiny Beadss, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens wishing to leave the country must surrender half their wealth to the government, badminton was recently banned due to 'unacceptable violence' inherent to the game, midnight pizza breaks are common among the work-from-home population, and the government is flooded with compensation requests. 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 28th in The North Pacific and 837th in the world for Largest Public Sector, scoring 53 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 7 hours ago

  • 14 hours ago: Zerophix was endorsed by The Constitutional Monarchy of Pickeyistan.
  • 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Zerophix, the government is flooded with compensation requests.
  • 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Zerophix, midnight pizza breaks are common among the work-from-home population.
  • 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Zerophix, badminton was recently banned due to 'unacceptable violence' inherent to the game.
  • 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Zerophix, citizens wishing to leave the country must surrender half their wealth to the government.
  • 3 days 9 hours ago: Zerophix was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • 3 days 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in Zerophix, the upper class have been throwing riots after hunting was recently banned.
  • 3 days 14 hours ago: Zerophix was endorsed by The United States of Calamazo.
  • 3 days 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Zerophix, the nation's war memorials are being torn down and replaced with peace gardens.
  • 3 days 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Zerophix, the government's religious works are headed by a New Age guru.

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