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Highest Average Incomes: 3rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rdLowest Crime Rates: 4th
The Military Dictatorship of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Ignorance is Bliss
Influence
Duckspeaker
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Tzuland

Population17.644 billion

CapitalFort Tzuland
LeaderGeneral Tzu
FaithTzuism

CurrencyGold
AnimalGolden Pig

The Military Dictatorship of Tzuland is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by General Tzu with an iron fist, and renowned for its aversion to nipples, digital currency, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 17.644 billion Tzulandians 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 Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fort Tzuland. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Tzulandian economy, worth an astonishing 19,843 trillion Golds 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, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, 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 a breathtaking 1,124,666 Golds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

The police have reaffirmed their tough stance on drugs, running away is an essential part of the elite forces' hand-to-hand training, a small country is wondering where their capitol building's gold dome went, and foreign envoys that want to visit Tzuland now have to navigate real minefields in addition to the political ones. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tzuland's national animal is the Golden Pig, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Tzuism.

Tzuland is ranked 169,145th in the world and 102nd in Yggdrasil for Most Pro-Market, scoring -63.44 on the Rand Index.

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Highest Average Incomes: 3rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rdLowest Crime Rates: 4thHighest Poor Incomes: 5thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11thMost Subsidized Industry: 11thLargest Black Market: 14thMost Efficient Economies: 15thLargest Governments: 17thMost Corrupt Governments: 18thLargest Mining Sector: 19thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 24thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 25thLargest Insurance Industry: 26thLargest Information Technology Sector: 27thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 35thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 46thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 55thHighest Economic Output: 76thHighest Average Tax Rates: 104thMost Avoided: 155thLargest Retail Industry: 155thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 165thMost Secular: 170thLargest Agricultural Sector: 205thSafest: 216thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 340thSmartest Citizens: 388thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 515thMost Developed: 622ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 666thMost Advanced Public Education: 678thLongest Average Lifespans: 717thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 743rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 792ndLargest Gambling Industry: 916thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,063rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,081stMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,165thMost Influential: 1,796thRudest Citizens: 1,840thTop
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Fattest Citizens: 2,853rdLargest Populations: 8,442ndTop
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Most Conservative: 10,776thMost Authoritarian: 11,934thMost Stationary: 14,823rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,027th
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Largest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Conservative: 6th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 10th in the regionRudest Citizens: 10th in the regionFattest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Developed: 13th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 13th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, foreign envoys that want to visit Tzuland now have to navigate real minefields in addition to the political ones.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, a small country is wondering where their capitol building's gold dome went.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, running away is an essential part of the elite forces' hand-to-hand training.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, the police have reaffirmed their tough stance on drugs.
  • : Tzuland's influence in Yggdrasil fell from "Envoy" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, nuclear physics is the most popular course at university.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, sneezing pedestrians are grabbed by alley-lurking doctors.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, citizens have reported seeing strange rays of light emanating from the moon.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, the Coast Guard is pioneering a quixotic program to train fish.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, executions are marked by quiet dignity and maybe a final round or two of whist.

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