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Most Valuable International Artwork: 7,217thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,411thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,252nd
The Second Socialist Reich of
Authoritarian Democracy
Peasants are clowns! Hail Zalkland! And only Zalkland!
Dzvalo Tirasna
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Some

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Zalkland

Population1.086 billion

CapitalNew Kyrvyny
LeaderDzvalo Tirasna
FaithEastern Orthodox

CurrencyZalklashi Ruble
AnimalZalkreichsadler

The Second Socialist Reich of Zalkland is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Dzvalo Tirasna with an even hand, and notable for its ban on automobiles, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, devout population of 1.086 billion Zalkandians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Law & Order, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Kyrvyny. The average income tax rate is 51.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Zalklashi economy, worth 70.3 trillion Zalklashi Rubles a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 64,712 Zalklashi Rubles, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The media have begun calling the government treasury "Dzvalo Tirasna's stash", pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves, travelers often bring empty plastic bottles on Air Zalkland flights to avoid the pay lavatories, and reddish-brown is the new black. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zalkland's national animal is the Zalkreichsadler, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Eastern Orthodox.

Zalkland is ranked 63,632nd in the world and 204th in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators for Largest Governments, scoring 16.73 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 7,217thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,411thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,252ndTop
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Most Devout: 12,267thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12,594thHealthiest Citizens: 18,226thBest Weather: 19,751stLargest Agricultural Sector: 21,831stMost Compassionate Citizens: 22,451stNicest Citizens: 23,327th
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Nicest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 12th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 17th in the regionMost Inclusive: 27th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zalkland was endorsed by The Holy Empire of The Double D Republic.
  • : Zalkland endorsed The Kingdom of Cadestria.
  • : Following new legislation in Zalkland, reddish-brown is the new black.
  • : Following new legislation in Zalkland, travelers often bring empty plastic bottles on Air Zalkland flights to avoid the pay lavatories.
  • : Zalkland was endorsed by The Kingdom of Cadestria.
  • : Zalkland altered its national flag.
  • : Following new legislation in Zalkland, pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves.
  • : Following new legislation in Zalkland, the media have begun calling the government treasury "Dzvalo Tirasna's stash".
  • : Following new legislation in Zalkland, the military invades any neighboring nation with the gall to criticize its policies.
  • : Zalkland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nicest Citizens.

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