by Max Barry

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The Commonwealth of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Courage & Courtesy
Influence
Hatchling
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Zarook

Population50 million

CurrencySand Dollar
AnimalSopwith Camel

The Commonwealth of Zarook is a large, safe nation, renowned for its national health service, irreverence towards religion, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 50 million Zarookians 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Welfare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 22.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Zarookian economy, worth 2.21 trillion Sand Dollars a year, is dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Trout Farming, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 44,135 Sand Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

The nation turns a blind eye to human rights abuses in its quest for athletic supremacy, it is mandatory to learn evolution in schools, the art of conversation has been rediscovered, and the study of medicine is popular throughout Zarook. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent. Zarook's national animal is the Sopwith Camel, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Zarook is ranked 113,361st in the world and 4,668th in the South Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -1.61 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zarook's influence in The South Pacific rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Following new legislation in Zarook, the study of medicine is popular throughout Zarook.
  • : Following new legislation in Zarook, the art of conversation has been rediscovered.
  • : Following new legislation in Zarook, it is mandatory to learn evolution in schools.
  • : Following new legislation in Zarook, the nation turns a blind eye to human rights abuses in its quest for athletic supremacy.
  • : Zarook was reclassified from "Left-Leaning College State" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Zarook, visions of giant pink Sopwith Camels are a common side effect after Zarookians eat their meals.
  • : Zarook was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Left-Leaning College State".
  • : Following new legislation in Zarook, tradesmen will knock 10% off their fees if customers pay cash.
  • : Following new legislation in Zarook, no animal is considered endangered if there's another that looks kind of like it.

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