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Largest Black Market: 728thMost Subsidized Industry: 861stMost Secular: 887th
The Dominion of
Moralistic Democracy
Morte Victoriam! Plus Ultra!
Karl Frache
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Thus Sprach Zarathustra

Population9.297 billion

CapitalCuria Julia City
LeaderKarl Frache
FaithNietzsche

CurrencyLinden
AnimalHunter Killer Drone

The Dominion of Thus Sprach Zarathustra is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Karl Frache with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, zero percent divorce rate, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 9.297 billion Zoroastrians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Curia Julia City. The average income tax rate is 96.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Thus Sprach Zarathustran economy, worth a remarkable 2,994 trillion Lindens a year, is mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 322,046 Lindens, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.7 times as much as the poorest.

Every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead, immersive video game experiences are interrupted by incessant disclaimer pop-ups, pet loving officers arrest citizens who don't give their dogs enough biscuits, and the nation's reinforced coffee tables are constructed to survive an atomic blast. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Thus Sprach Zarathustra's national animal is the Hunter Killer Drone, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Nietzsche.

Thus Sprach Zarathustra is ranked 217,971st in the world and 6,329th in the Rejected Realms for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -489.21 on the Hayek Index.

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Largest Black Market: 728thMost Subsidized Industry: 861stMost Secular: 887thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,051stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,189thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,357thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,375thHighest Average Incomes: 1,568thMost Armed: 1,718thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,866thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,206thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 2,262ndLargest Publishing Industry: 2,293rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,336thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,394thMost Influential: 2,435thLargest Governments: 2,598thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,708thRudest Citizens: 2,896thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,994thMost Developed: 3,100thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,309thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,391stHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,480thSmartest Citizens: 3,574thHighest Economic Output: 4,338thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,626thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,770thLargest Retail Industry: 5,313thMost Cultured: 5,400thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,003rdLowest Crime Rates: 6,036thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,709thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,039thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,346thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,035thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,499thLargest Mining Sector: 20,393rd
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 24th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 30th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 33rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 36th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 40th in the regionMost Secular: 42nd in the regionMost Armed: 45th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 47th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 50th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 51st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 57th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 58th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 66th in the regionLargest Governments: 71st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 77th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 80th in the regionMost Developed: 82nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 85th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 86th in the regionRudest Citizens: 91st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 93rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 95th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 101st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 114th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 115th in the regionMost Cultured: 123rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 149th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 152nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 154th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 183rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 235th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 243rd in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 380th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 429th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 468th in the regionLargest Populations: 514th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Thus Sprach Zarathustra voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Ever-Wandering Souls".
  • : Following new legislation in Thus Sprach Zarathustra, the nation's reinforced coffee tables are constructed to survive an atomic blast.
  • : Following new legislation in Thus Sprach Zarathustra, pet loving officers arrest citizens who don't give their dogs enough biscuits.
  • : Following new legislation in Thus Sprach Zarathustra, immersive video game experiences are interrupted by incessant disclaimer pop-ups.
  • : Following new legislation in Thus Sprach Zarathustra, every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead.
  • : Following new legislation in Thus Sprach Zarathustra, nations across the world are quick to praise Karl Frache's good looks and intellectual prowess.
  • : Thus Sprach Zarathustra was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Following new legislation in Thus Sprach Zarathustra, 'Mountain Doobie' is widely regarded as the nation's favourite drink.
  • : Following new legislation in Thus Sprach Zarathustra, you can say what you like about the genocidal murderers that rule Thus Sprach Zarathustra but at least the trains run on time.
  • : Thus Sprach Zarathustra was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Moralistic Democracy".

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