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Largest Retail Industry: 592ndMost Primitive: 1,191stHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,240th
The Grande Skandar of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Sagantore Zakrya!
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Zakrya

Population5.735 billion

CapitalZoypolis
LeaderGeorg Drykz

CurrencyDinamo
AnimalGato

The Grande Skandar of Zakrya is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Georg Drykz with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, anti-smoking policies, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 5.735 billion Zakryanos 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 tiny, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zoypolis. The average income tax rate is 5.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Zakryano economy, worth a remarkable 1,385 trillion Dinamoes 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 a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Retail, Uranium Mining, and Beef-Based Agriculture. 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 241,511 Dinamoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's new currency features full-length portraits of Georg Drykz in ermine and velvet garb, every worker receives exactly the same pay regardless of productivity, public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers, and government officials are phoning up good-looking celebrities to say they want to breed with them. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zakrya's national animal is the Gato, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Zakrya is ranked 1,514th in the world and 3rd in Portugal for Most Avoided, scoring 515.93 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Largest Retail Industry: 592ndMost Primitive: 1,191stHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,240thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,365thMost Avoided: 1,514thMost Patriotic: 1,549thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,023rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,170thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,205thLargest Mining Sector: 2,604thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,614thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,781stHighest Poor Incomes: 2,840thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,855thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,874thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 3,426thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,815thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,188thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,267thHighest Average Incomes: 5,835thMost Conservative: 6,848thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,189thMost Authoritarian: 8,604thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,882ndLargest Black Market: 10,120thMost Secular: 12,152ndTop
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Fattest Citizens: 18,493rdHighest Economic Output: 19,443rd
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Most Primitive: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Conservative: 4th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 8th in the regionFattest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Extreme: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Zakrya, government officials are phoning up good-looking celebrities to say they want to breed with them.
  • : Following new legislation in Zakrya, public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers.
  • : Zakrya was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Zakrya, every worker receives exactly the same pay regardless of productivity.
  • : Following new legislation in Zakrya, the nation's new currency features full-length portraits of Georg Drykz in ermine and velvet garb.
  • : Following new legislation in Zakrya, there's a literal nanny state for the legions of children taken by social services.
  • : Zakrya was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Fattest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Zakrya, escaped birthday balloons are torpedoed out of the sky.
  • : Following new legislation in Zakrya, birth announcements often also serve as death announcements.
  • : Following new legislation in Zakrya, phone taps are frequently carried out by the police.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 8 » Olarista, Samosil, Herya, Ofiussia, Alentejo and Algarve, Ossela, Nea Athinae, and Reino de Portvgal.

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