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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 666thLargest Black Market: 698thMost Secular: 764th
The Dominion of
Moralistic Democracy
Morte Victoriam! Plus Ultra!
Karl Frache
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

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Thus Sprach Zarathustra

Population11.133 billion

CapitalCuria Julia City
LeaderKarl Frache
FaithNietzsche

CurrencyLinden
AnimalHunter Killer Drone

The Dominion of Thus Sprach Zarathustra is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Karl Frache with an even hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, zero percent divorce rate, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 11.133 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 medium-sized, 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 72.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Thus Sprach Zarathustran economy, worth a remarkable 3,546 trillion Lindens a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 318,572 Lindens, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

A rash of recently-elected candidates have begun to push Bigtopia-friendly policies, money is being desperately pumped into the ruined economy, billions are being spent on a new island airport, and children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. 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 74,677th in the world and 1,732nd in the Rejected Realms for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 1,377.64 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 666thLargest Black Market: 698thMost Secular: 764thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 776thLargest Information Technology Sector: 808thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,261stMost Armed: 1,390thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,743rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,768thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,792ndTop
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Rudest Citizens: 2,160thNudest: 2,162ndHighest Poor Incomes: 2,794thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,105thMost Influential: 3,445thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,676thLargest Retail Industry: 3,852ndHighest Economic Output: 3,874thSmartest Citizens: 3,910thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,279thMost Cultured: 4,453rdMost Developed: 4,590thMost Patriotic: 4,663rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,365thMost Efficient Economies: 6,876thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,904thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,139thLargest Governments: 8,530thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,045thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,648thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,688thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,125thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,499thHighest Food Quality: 14,649thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,106thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,826thLargest Mining Sector: 20,080th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 12th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionMost Influential: 18th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Black Market: 20th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 23rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 39th in the regionMost Secular: 39th in the regionMost Armed: 40th in the regionNudest: 43rd in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 54th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 58th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 64th in the regionRudest Citizens: 79th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 79th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 103rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 103rd in the regionMost Developed: 107th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 107th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 108th in the regionMost Patriotic: 110th in the regionMost Cultured: 116th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 144th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 165th in the regionLargest Governments: 222nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 233rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 233rd in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 274th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 299th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 314th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 316th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 323rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 351st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 410th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 436th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 440th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Thus Sprach Zarathustra was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Nudest and the Top 10% for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Thus Sprach Zarathustra was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Following new legislation in Thus Sprach Zarathustra, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces.
  • : Following new legislation in Thus Sprach Zarathustra, billions are being spent on a new island airport.
  • : Thus Sprach Zarathustra was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : Thus Sprach Zarathustra voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Recognition of the General Assembly".
  • : Following new legislation in Thus Sprach Zarathustra, money is being desperately pumped into the ruined economy.
  • : Following new legislation in Thus Sprach Zarathustra, a rash of recently-elected candidates have begun to push Bigtopia-friendly policies.
  • : Following new legislation in Thus Sprach Zarathustra, saying the word 'eggplant' is now a criminal offense.
  • : Following new legislation in Thus Sprach Zarathustra, cars speed down national highways while drivers sleep at the wheel.

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