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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,970thMost Secular: 3,918thLargest Insurance Industry: 9,250th
The Dungeon Master of
Iron Fist Consumerists
With Us, Or Against Us
Alekzander Tosh
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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New Zander

Population1.64 billion

CapitalZander City
LeaderAlekzander Tosh


The Dungeon Master of New Zander is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Alekzander Tosh with an iron fist, and remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, compulsory military service, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 1.64 billion Zanderians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zander City. The average income tax rate is 60.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming New Zanderian economy, worth 172 trillion Zanders a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 105,320 Zanders, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Videogames like 'Equalia: Knights of Self-Confidence' are proving inexplicably unpopular, stony-faced prosecutors play loud gangster rap music during court proceedings, citizens are tied down and forced to watch educational videos on empathy, and graffiti graces every city's streets. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Zander's national animal is the Cow, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

New Zander is ranked 34,515th in the world and 8th in The Empires And Republics Of Power for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 96.65 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,970thMost Secular: 3,918thLargest Insurance Industry: 9,250thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,921stTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,292ndLongest Average Lifespans: 17,687thHealthiest Citizens: 19,401stMost Conservative: 19,751stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 20,473rdMost Corrupt Governments: 20,749thMost Authoritarian: 22,188thMost Developed: 22,604thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22,725thMost Patriotic: 23,436thMost Influential: 23,661stLowest Crime Rates: 24,262ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 24,331stSafest: 25,416thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 25,599th
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Patriotic: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 5th in the regionMost Conservative: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 4 » The House that Declared Independence, RileySmily, CampbellBm, and The Common Kingdom.