The Hippy State of Zerophix is a gargantuan, genial nation, remarkable for its lack of airports, state-planned economy, and daily referendums. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 18.533 billion Zerophixians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.
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 289 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 15,628 Shiny Beadss, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
The tenet of free speech is held dear, 'A is for Annulment' is a popular children's song, parents live in fear of governmental 'child protection' squads, and any citizen who cries is immediately assigned a psychiatrist. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Zerophix's national animal is the Pink Elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Zerophix is ranked 7,322nd in The North Pacific and 143,358th in the world for Lowest Unemployment Rates, scoring -2,618 on the Workforce Participation Versus Theoretical Maximum Metric.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Zerophix voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Nuclear Material Safeguards".
- : Zerophix was endorsed by The Grand Federation of Xentherida.
- : Zerophix was endorsed by The Deluded Hypocrisy of Wisconsota.
- : Following new legislation in Zerophix, any citizen who cries is immediately assigned a psychiatrist.
- : Following new legislation in Zerophix, parents live in fear of governmental 'child protection' squads.
- : Following new legislation in Zerophix, 'A is for Annulment' is a popular children's song.
- : Zerophix was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Public Transport Department.
- : Zerophix was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Nudest (last census: Top 10%).
- : Following new legislation in Zerophix, the tenet of free speech is held dear.
- : Following new legislation in Zerophix, every product goes through extensive safety-testing by the government.
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