by Max Barry

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17,670thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 18,087thHighest Disposable Incomes: 21,179th
The Dominion of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Discipline is freedom
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Some

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Armed Zia

Population295 million

CurrencyArmed Silver
AnimalAmerican Bison

The Dominion of Armed Zia is a huge, safe nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 295 million Zians 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.

The tiny government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Welfare. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.1%.

The very strong Zian economy, worth 21.1 trillion Armed Silvers a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Furniture Restoration industry, with major contributions from Basket Weaving, Pizza Delivery, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 71,417 Armed Silvers, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 214,572 per year while the poor average 18,555, a ratio of 11.6 to 1.

Political scientists despair as the national mascot election eclipses all others in voter enthusiasm, nobody draws smiley faces on receipts anymore, Zians caught jaywalking often have their houses seized by the police, and eerie glow-in-the-dark cornfields give farmlands an uncanny appearance. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Armed Zia's national animal is the American Bison, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Armed Zia is ranked 118,789th in the world and 240th in Refugia for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 2,309.37 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17,670thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 18,087thHighest Disposable Incomes: 21,179thMost Pacifist: 26,417th
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 18th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 25th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 25th in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 29th in the regionMost Patriotic: 32nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 32nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 33rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 37th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 41st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 50th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 50th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 56th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Armed Zia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pacifist.
  • : Armed Zia's influence in Refugia rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Following new legislation in Armed Zia, eerie glow-in-the-dark cornfields give farmlands an uncanny appearance.
  • : Following new legislation in Armed Zia, Zians caught jaywalking often have their houses seized by the police.
  • : Following new legislation in Armed Zia, nobody draws smiley faces on receipts anymore.
  • : Following new legislation in Armed Zia, political scientists despair as the national mascot election eclipses all others in voter enthusiasm.
  • : Following new legislation in Armed Zia, American Bison sanctuaries have been taken over by hydraulic fracturing sites.
  • : Following new legislation in Armed Zia, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit.
  • : Following new legislation in Armed Zia, teachers prefer to give 'Maybe, Maybe Not' tests when dealing with sensitive subjects.
  • : Following new legislation in Armed Zia, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers.

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