“All Hail the great and powerful Ziggie from Nantucket”
|Category: Corrupt Dictatorship|
Regional Influence: Superpower
Location: Monkey Island
The Eminent Domain of Ziggie Valencourt is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Ziggie the Great with an iron fist, and renowned for its punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 20.386 billion Ziggie Valencourtians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defence, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ziggie City. The average income tax rate is 78%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, followed by Uranium Mining and Information Technology.
Foreigners with shady pasts are fleeing the country, students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas, the internet has been placed under government control, and the government is seen as openly hostile to all religion. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ziggie Valencourt's national animal is the flaming flamingo, and its currency is the flamingo dropping.
Most Recent Government Activity: 6 days ago
- 4 days ago: Ziggie Valencourt was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector (last census: Top 10%).
- 5 days ago: Ziggie Valencourt was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Lowest Unemployment Rates.
- 6 days ago: Ziggie Valencourt's influence in Monkey Island fell from "Dominator" to "Superpower".
- 6 days ago: Ziggie Valencourt applied to join the World Assembly.
- 6 days ago: Ziggie Valencourt lodged a message on the Monkey Island Regional Message Board.
- 6 days ago: Ziggie Valencourt relocated from Lazarus to Monkey Island.
- 6 days ago: Ziggie Valencourt was refounded in Lazarus.
- 20 days ago: Ziggie Valencourt ceased to exist.
- 25 days ago: Ziggie Valencourt was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Information Technology Sector (last census: Top 10%).
- 36 days ago: Ziggie Valencourt was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Avoided (last census: Top 10%).