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Most Armed: 438thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 510thFattest Citizens: 520th
The Armed Republic of
Compulsory Consumerist State
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Population6.701 billion

LeaderLexi Zaelin


The Armed Republic of Zaelith is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Lexi Zaelin with an iron fist, and notable for its flagrant waste-dumping, sprawling nuclear power plants, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 6.701 billion Zaelithians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zael. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Zaelithian economy, worth a remarkable 1,715 trillion Zils a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Gambling. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an amazing 256,003 Zils, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,352,813 per year while the poor average 25,727, a ratio of 52.6 to 1.

The alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, bargain-hunting is considered unpatriotic, preschools put children down for naps with milk, cookies, and a gruesome story of vengeance, and diners regard burgers made from mechanically reclaimed cow protein as "proper meat". Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Zaelith's national animal is the Roadkill, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Zaelinthia.

Zaelith is ranked 259,637th in the world and 10,480th in the South Pacific for Healthiest Citizens, with 0.32 bananas ingested per day.

Most Armed: 438thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 510thFattest Citizens: 520thMost Avoided: 617thHighest Crime Rates: 708thLargest Retail Industry: 758thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,001stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,014thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,046thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,066thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,157thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,241stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,655thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,722ndMost Influential: 1,732ndMost Secular: 2,003rdRudest Citizens: 2,418thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,462ndMost Efficient Economies: 2,500thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,779thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,893rdLargest Insurance Industry: 2,927thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,439thHighest Average Incomes: 3,655thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,019thLargest Mining Sector: 5,032ndNudest: 6,849thMost Patriotic: 6,937thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,953rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,988thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,474thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,613thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,481stMost Rebellious Youth: 8,680thHighest Economic Output: 11,421stTop
Largest Black Market: 13,173rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16,621stLargest Governments: 17,249thMost Stationary: 19,898th
Fattest Citizens: 20th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 22nd in the regionMost Avoided: 22nd in the regionMost Armed: 22nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 23rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 29th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 30th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 33rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 36th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 37th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 39th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 42nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 45th in the regionMost Secular: 57th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 62nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 62nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 71st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 73rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 83rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 93rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 94th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 107th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 117th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 128th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 143rd in the regionNudest: 153rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 156th in the regionMost Influential: 161st in the regionMost Patriotic: 163rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 167th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 187th in the regionLargest Black Market: 191st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 203rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 224th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 228th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 261st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 359th in the regionMost Stationary: 370th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 405th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 424th in the regionLargest Governments: 480th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 534th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 887th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 990th in the region

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