by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 678thLowest Crime Rates: 766thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,023rd
The Red Hegemony of
Father Knows Best State
To go against Zepplien is to go against Marx
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population23.015 billion

LeaderFleet Admiral Natashova 50067

CurrencyPrivate Credit

The Red Hegemony of Zepplien is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Fleet Admiral Natashova 50067 with an iron fist, and notable for its state-planned economy, rampant corporate plagiarism, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 23.015 billion Zeps are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Atlantica. The average income tax rate is 99.6%.

The all-consuming Zepplienese economy, worth a remarkable 5,036 trillion Private Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is an amazing 218,842 Private Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens have never heard foreign radio, mandatory electronic currency is a boon for credit card companies and government surveillance, the Zepplienese Arts Council pays teenagers to sit through opera performances, and in its new More is More campaign the government advertises obese men and women posing coquettishly with baked goods to spare their blushes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zepplien's national animal is the Turtle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is Communism.

Zepplien is ranked 678th in the world and 29th in Lazarus for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 20,401.09 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 678thLowest Crime Rates: 766thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,023rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,067thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,139thLargest Governments: 1,182ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,744thHighest Economic Output: 2,047thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,133rdSafest: 2,366thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 3,166thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,546thLargest Mining Sector: 3,666thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,519thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,659thFattest Citizens: 4,788thHighest Average Incomes: 5,193rdMost Advanced Public Education: 5,243rdLargest Populations: 5,359thSmartest Citizens: 5,489thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,518thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,561stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,917thMost Developed: 8,616thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,835thMost Inclusive: 11,311thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 13,589thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,024thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,306thMost Secular: 16,000thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,307thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,735thLargest Agricultural Sector: 19,305thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 23,751st
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 29th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 43rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 44th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 55th in the regionLargest Governments: 61st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 68th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 88th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 98th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 107th in the regionSafest: 114th in the regionLargest Populations: 152nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 152nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 160th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 188th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 211th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 216th in the regionFattest Citizens: 235th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 253rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 255th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 260th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 272nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 277th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 384th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 429th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 532nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 564th in the regionMost Inclusive: 573rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 620th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 744th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 760th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zepplien changed its national leader to "Fleet Admiral Natashova 50067".
  • : Zepplien's influence in Lazarus rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Zepplien's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Zepplien was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, Most Extensive Public Healthcare, Lowest Crime Rates, Most Advanced Law Enforcement, and Safest.
  • : Zepplien's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Zepplien altered its national flag.
  • : Zepplien was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Zepplien ceased to exist in Carnival of Souls.
  • : Zepplien was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Safest.
  • : Zepplien was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Safest.


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