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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,522nd Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,858th Best Weather: 3,776th
The Immortal Griscorean Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Blades in the dark! Blades in the dark!
Influence
Superpower
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Zarkenis Ultima

Population17.691 billion

CapitalXevaris
LeaderEnlightened Rozel Asheron
FaithGriscorean Polytheism

CurrencyCrystal Credit
AnimalFeral One

The Immortal Griscorean Empire of Zarkenis Ultima is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Enlightened Rozel Asheron with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 17.691 billion Zarkenians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Xevaris. The average income tax rate is 92.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Zarkenian economy, worth a remarkable 1,694 trillion Crystal Credits a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 95,785 Crystal Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Tradesmen will knock 10% off their fees if customers pay cash, pet loving officers arrest citizens who don't give their dogs enough biscuits, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings, and the fire protection service is wholly government-funded. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zarkenis Ultima's national animal is the Feral One, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Griscorean Polytheism.

Zarkenis Ultima is ranked 109,887th in the world and 4th in Unitys Alliance for Most Pro-Market, scoring 37.56 on the Rand Index.

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5%
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,522ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,858thBest Weather: 3,776thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,599thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,904thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,255thSafest: 5,717thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,904thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,907thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,994thMost Pacifist: 6,465thLargest Populations: 6,524thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,577thHealthiest Citizens: 7,200thHighest Economic Output: 7,338thLowest Crime Rates: 8,103rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,760thTop
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Nicest Citizens: 9,675thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,157thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,413thLargest Governments: 10,460thMost Inclusive: 10,965thMost Cultured: 11,167thMost Stationary: 11,516thSmartest Citizens: 12,299thMost Influential: 14,612thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,475th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Zarkenis Ultima, the fire protection service is wholly government-funded.
  • : Zarkenis Ultima was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Zarkenis Ultima, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings.
  • : Following new legislation in Zarkenis Ultima, pet loving officers arrest citizens who don't give their dogs enough biscuits.
  • : Following new legislation in Zarkenis Ultima, tradesmen will knock 10% off their fees if customers pay cash.
  • : Following new legislation in Zarkenis Ultima, the new 'Things We Stole From Other Countries' exhibition at the National Museum of Antiquities is a hit.
  • : Following new legislation in Zarkenis Ultima, the nation's only university is the School of Hard Knocks.
  • : Following new legislation in Zarkenis Ultima, foreign leaders never seem to want to shake hands with Enlightened Rozel Asheron.
  • : Following new legislation in Zarkenis Ultima, there's a bright dawn ahead for Zarkenis Ultima.
  • : Following new legislation in Zarkenis Ultima, billions of Crystal Credits are being poured into a space program.

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