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Most Influential: 675thLargest Retail Industry: 1,234thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,576th
The Technocratic Federation of
Moralistic Democracy
the gaming
Chief Executive of Federal Affairs
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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Population3.641 billion

LeaderChief Executive of Federal Affairs


The Technocratic Federation of Zarulia is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Chief Executive of Federal Affairs with an even hand, and notable for its soft-spoken computers, irreverence towards religion, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed population of 3.641 billion Zarulians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Quantico. The average income tax rate is 74.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Zarulian economy, worth a remarkable 1,043 trillion Qrystals 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 Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. 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 286,575 Qrystals, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

The Treasury has been accused of flushing money down the toilet, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread, hospitals fear government fines more than terrorist ransoms, and sermons are regularly interrupted by businessmen taking phone calls. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Zarulia's national animal is the Rabbit, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Zarulia is ranked 189,008th in the world and 704th in Europe for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 2.16 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Influential: 675thLargest Retail Industry: 1,234thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,576thMost Efficient Economies: 1,870thMost Armed: 1,917thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,299thRudest Citizens: 2,492ndHighest Average Incomes: 2,633rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,664thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,711thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,746thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,028thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,153rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,927thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,011thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,198thMost Avoided: 4,365thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,739thMost Secular: 4,788thMost Patriotic: 5,049thLargest Insurance Industry: 5,236thMost Developed: 5,423rdSmartest Citizens: 5,608thLargest Governments: 6,307thLargest Black Market: 6,311thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,232ndLargest Mining Sector: 8,826thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,699thMost Inclusive: 9,887thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,199thLowest Crime Rates: 10,691stLongest Average Lifespans: 10,984thTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 14,136thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,180thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,267thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,966thHighest Economic Output: 20,094thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,885thHighest Average Tax Rates: 22,172ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 23,091stHealthiest Citizens: 23,954th
Most Armed: 15th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 19th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 24th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 26th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 26th in the regionMost Avoided: 30th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 30th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 33rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 37th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 37th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 39th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 40th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 42nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 42nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 42nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 43rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 53rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 54th in the regionMost Patriotic: 55th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 58th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 65th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 72nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 78th in the regionMost Secular: 85th in the regionLargest Governments: 103rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 113th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 118th in the regionMost Developed: 119th in the regionMost Influential: 127th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zarulia's influence in Europe rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Zarulia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Zarulia, sermons are regularly interrupted by businessmen taking phone calls.
  • : Zarulia lodged a message on the Europe Regional Message Board.
  • : Zarulia lodged a message on the Europe Regional Message Board.
  • : Zarulia endorsed The Commonwealth of Corsoaua.
  • : Following new legislation in Zarulia, hospitals fear government fines more than terrorist ransoms.
  • : Following new legislation in Zarulia, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread.
  • : Following new legislation in Zarulia, the Treasury has been accused of flushing money down the toilet.
  • : Following new legislation in Zarulia, in court almost every witness is a hostile witness.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 133 » The Champions League, Invernessia, Saint Domingo, St Scarlett, Elisabethshagen, Yahlia, Leranditale, Northern German Federation, Savinecross, Leszno, Thracia Republic, Ausvelt, North of Americas, Pilipinas and Malaya, Someseni, GanymedEuropa, The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, Irminsulia, Dark Matter, Republic of Satherland, The New Nordic Union, Walfo, Jim the Baptist, The Seven Provinces, Regnum Italiae, An Clar, Jahass, Moravian-Silesian Kingdom, Chronus, Imperium Anglorum, The Reunited Yugoslavs, NorthPortugal, Meropis, Parliamentary Laramidia, The States of Texas and Arkansas, Outer Sparta, Eritei, Estellan, Thracia and Crimea, Falvaard, Dauershire, Boldia, Trixeland, Kanokla, Maritzal, Galway-Dublin, Umeria, Christian Terra, Ostermarch, Chioganah, and 83 others.Wombelland, Nardin, Nea Europa, Valtrona, Purgatio, Durlia, Eco-Paris Reformation, Mynox, Northwest Isles, Quentenia, Asparagusia, Lovisa, Iskattland, Zulrich, New Eestiball, Gliesetonia, Maalat, TF1 TASK FORCE 1, Lord Sapre, Robbonia, Estonesia, Elania Kingdom, Svodarska, East Kirea, The Scandinavian Realm, Eppur, Europe a Nation, Apabeossie, Justosia, Scytharum, Othenhiem, Warzakie, Girvage, Fanadia, Nomaida, Quebris, The Balkan Union state, The Federal States of Ezasao, West Atone, Trisikistan, Zanexlan, Noristoniaka, Greater Icelandia, The Templar Papal New State, Tschechisches Reich, Germany222, Koenskyte, Aroale, Mombourg, Dipretorian, Ottterland, Magyarostan, Pinenses, Soclania, Ombran, Mojuatafurertopeopir, Bathera, Janart, New Ylicia, Leukante, Armbruster, Agausia, Arbere, Alsted, Belvanski, Schiltia, The New Mexican Confederation, Great Tiengen, Pereiras, Thebeytopia, Berlin and Hanover, Dunsteen, Ceplon, Rary, Sicheslav, MEoW-mEoW-mIa, Dabarastan, Dervenland, Felhaven, Heplon, Gorzi, Yazakhvanian Empire, and Corsoaua.