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Most Armed: 1,981stMost Ignorant Citizens: 2,046thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,571st
The Republic of
Father Knows Best State
Squawk. Brains.
Influence
Eminence Grise
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Zombie Parrot

Population10.279 billion

CapitalThe Perch in the Graveyard
LeaderThe Not Quite Undead Parrot

Currencydead flesh
Animalzombified remains of ambassadors

The Republic of The Zombie Parrot is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by The Not Quite Undead Parrot with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, ubiquitous missile silos, and ritual sacrifices. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 10.279 billion Zombie Parrots are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Perch in the Graveyard. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 36.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Zombified economy, worth a remarkable 1,159 trillion dead fleshes a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 112,850 dead fleshes, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 332,098 per year while the poor average 30,193, a ratio of 11.0 to 1.

100-year-old politicians are now a thing of the past, nano-zombified remainss of ambassadors are the current fad sweeping the nation, shivering secretaries type letters under torrential downpours in open-roof offices, and the Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters. Crime is a serious problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Zombie Parrot's national animal is the zombified remains of ambassadors, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

The Zombie Parrot is ranked 25,347th in the world and 3rd in Monty Python for Highest Average Incomes, with 112,850.51 Standard Monetary Units.

Top
1%
Most Armed: 1,981stMost Ignorant Citizens: 2,046thTop
5%
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,571stLargest Retail Industry: 3,408thLargest Black Market: 4,739thMost Primitive: 5,394thMost Avoided: 6,255thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6,542ndLargest Mining Sector: 6,554thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,246thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,242ndTop
10%
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,744thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,678thMost Secular: 12,711thHighest Economic Output: 14,339thHighest Disposable Incomes: 14,398thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,001stHighest Crime Rates: 15,222ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,149thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,268thMost Efficient Economies: 18,290th
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10%
Largest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Zombie Parrot was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : The Zombie Parrot was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate and the Top 10% for Highest Average Incomes and Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • : The Zombie Parrot was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : The Zombie Parrot was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • : The Zombie Parrot's influence in Monty Python fell from "Powerbroker" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : The Zombie Parrot's influence in Monty Python rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".
  • : The Zombie Parrot's influence in Monty Python fell from "Powerbroker" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : The Zombie Parrot was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : The Zombie Parrot was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : The Zombie Parrot was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Armed, the Top 5% for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, and the Top 10% for Most Influential.

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