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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 661stLowest Crime Rates: 1,855thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,158th
The Holy Shearing Shed of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil rights? No we only have civil lefts.
Influence
Enforcer
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Rare

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Mr Zurkidson

Population19.109 billion

Capitala sheep-filled bunker
LeaderMr Zurkidson
FaithSheepocracy

Currencyzurkon
AnimalSheep

The Holy Shearing Shed of Mr Zurkidson is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Mr Zurkidson with an iron fist, and notable for its avowedly heterosexual populace, state-planned economy, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 19.109 billion Zurkidsons are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of a sheep-filled bunker. The average income tax rate is 97.8%.

The all-consuming Zurkidsonian economy, worth a remarkable 2,832 trillion zurkons a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 148,228 zurkons, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's government buildings are remarkable for being ugly concrete boxes, unpackaged foodstuffs rot on store shelves, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation', and wigged-out hunters report playing croquet with the Queen of Hearts. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mr Zurkidson's national animal is the Sheep, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Sheepocracy.

Mr Zurkidson is ranked 231,959th in the world and 3rd in Ankh Mauta for Fattest Citizens, with 5.3 Obesity Rate.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 661stLowest Crime Rates: 1,855thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,158thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,344thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 2,692ndMost Devout: 2,876thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,649thLargest Governments: 3,792ndHighest Economic Output: 5,287thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,509thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,394thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,983rdLongest Average Lifespans: 7,151stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,586thMost Stationary: 7,718thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,445thLargest Populations: 8,670thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,677thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,777thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,845thHealthiest Citizens: 11,581stTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 13,398thHighest Average Incomes: 14,591stBest Weather: 14,961stMost Advanced Public Education: 15,724thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,451stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,265thMost Valuable International Artwork: 17,671stMost Developed: 19,148thMost Influential: 20,876thMost Scientifically Advanced: 22,595th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Mr Zurkidson was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Mr Zurkidson was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Mr Zurkidson was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Mr Zurkidson's influence in Ankh Mauta fell from "Eminence Grise" to "Enforcer".
  • : Mr Zurkidson was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Mr Zurkidson was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Mr Zurkidson was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Mr Zurkidson was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Mr Zurkidson was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Mr Zurkidson was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.

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