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Largest Retail Industry: 36thFattest Citizens: 93rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 104th
The Plutocratic Banana Republic of
Corporate Police State
The time to buy is when there's blood in the streets
King CEO President General Martins
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Zerentopia

Population13.268 billion

CapitalCentral City
LeaderKing CEO President General Martins
FaithMoney

CurrencyBrax
AnimalPhoenix

The Plutocratic Banana Republic of Zerentopia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by King CEO President General Martins with an iron fist, and notable for its unlimited-speed roads, complete lack of public education, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 13.268 billion Zerentopians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The tiny, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Central City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Zerentopian economy, worth a remarkable 6,527 trillion Braxes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Information Technology. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an amazing 491,992 Braxes, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,689,078 per year while the poor average 46,017, a ratio of 58.4 to 1.

Most academic research has ground to a halt, freighter lifeboats have been replaced by state of the art marker buoys so divers can recover the cargo after they sink, citizens living in underground cities have developed a healthy green glow, and hidden bedroom-cams are installed to catch mothers doing their kids' homework. 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. Zerentopia's national animal is the Phoenix, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Money.

Zerentopia is ranked 1,401st in the world and 4th in the Rejected Realms for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with 143 valid endorsements.

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Largest Retail Industry: 36thFattest Citizens: 93rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 104thHighest Disposable Incomes: 128thMost Corrupt Governments: 131stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 135thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 152ndMost Avoided: 153rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 171stMost Efficient Economies: 199thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 211thLargest Mining Sector: 212thLargest Insurance Industry: 216thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 233rdLargest Gambling Industry: 260thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 279thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 375thHighest Average Incomes: 406thLargest Agricultural Sector: 576thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 820thRudest Citizens: 929thMost Devout: 975thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,103rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,400thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,401stHighest Economic Output: 1,568thMost Influential: 2,027thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,186thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,444thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,553rdTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,831stLargest Governments: 3,517thMost Armed: 3,521stMost Patriotic: 3,541stLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,765thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,205thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,517thLowest Crime Rates: 6,185thLargest Black Market: 7,964thTop
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Largest Populations: 23,512thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 25,597th
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Most Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 9th in the regionMost Avoided: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 13th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 15th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 21st in the regionMost Devout: 21st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 35th in the regionRudest Citizens: 36th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 49th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 49th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 68th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 74th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 75th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 86th in the regionMost Armed: 89th in the regionMost Patriotic: 101st in the regionLargest Governments: 111th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 125th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 128th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 147th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 178th in the regionLargest Black Market: 192nd in the regionMost Stationary: 445th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 465th in the regionLargest Populations: 503rd in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 960th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Zerentopia, hidden bedroom-cams are installed to catch mothers doing their kids' homework.
  • : Following new legislation in Zerentopia, citizens living in underground cities have developed a healthy green glow.
  • : Zerentopia endorsed The United Socialist States of Nordiska Enade Sociala Stater.
  • : Zerentopia was endorsed by The United Socialist States of Nordiska Enade Sociala Stater.
  • : Following new legislation in Zerentopia, freighter lifeboats have been replaced by state of the art marker buoys so divers can recover the cargo after they sink.
  • : Following new legislation in Zerentopia, most academic research has ground to a halt.
  • : Following new legislation in Zerentopia, the single fish caught by Zerentopian fishers last year is cited as evidence of Zerentopia's thriving fisheries.
  • : Following new legislation in Zerentopia, the government spends millions of tax Braxes on vouchers to pay for expensive private schools.
  • : Following new legislation in Zerentopia, self-driving cars occasionally mow down pedestrians to avoid inconveniencing passengers.
  • : Following new legislation in Zerentopia, homeowners are evicted to make way for new runways.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 143 » Zavea, Emeseses, Panormia, Farrakhan, Magrinia, Maazalik, Masters86, FiTzGEraLdLAnD, Rubian Empire, Capitalist Paradise, Lederland, Rushkaland, Cecilly, Singu1arity, Sarotte, CLovidia, Islamic Republic e Jariri, Beezertopia, Super Mega Awesome, The Horror Channel, Andromeda Islands, Delight, Vas Normandy, Fragmented Spero, Novi Libertas, Razorback, Old Blackwood, Nation of Urie, Berlitria, Alcrestia Liakar, Allwarts, TorNaGul, Kaiserreich Subreddit, Greater-Syria, Perfect Sublime Masters, Ataleshilbonia, Ghojingles, Tom97land, Aianistan, Silap Inua, Kwailia, ShyVini, Luxize, Deltarios, Fauzjhia, Noneyuh, Swordbreak, Hyponichtmallieturam, Torkvale, New Anarchisticstan, and 93 others.Estals, Cleo and Topaz, COPPAtilism, Sabai Mak Mak, Poo Poo Dumpsters, Lolcatistan, Florin, XW5RULEZ, OwO wats dis, Nyogatene, Island of Darkness, The Flapping Spaghetti Monster, Aandruzognivia, Gredax Altis, Saavir Yuvon, ThePlace, Yoshi Dynasty, Ancient Republics, Solshime, Spamton G Spamtoon, Pre-Christian Persecuted People, Paramara, Pogria, Great Baltic Empire, The Republic of the Republicc, Free Eridan, Zarvitan, Isvi Lah, Isle of Melitae SPQR, Idealogues, Benngal, China han tang, Pre-war America, Big Juicy Cake, Apacks, Rumetlzstan, Amongus Sussy Ballz, Expandonium, Arkhane, Gelben, Hunternia, Foraldn, The Winter Islands, Schuzenfestein, Rebel New, The Death Anecdote, Compactaria, Salivatan, Irocnia, Western Bingus, Crazy Firemen, Forgotten Umbara, Daiamid, Subpatagonia, Zeronag, Moraviam, Capitalist Angola, Byzatris, Kadth, Mavaira, The United States of Sicly, Churubengos, Poapoal, Surfidonia, Reutschland, Sus Czechia, Meedvheyt, Asluthia, Free Jamestopia, Shootlandia, Tayy, Arachnostan, Kraton, Zere, Moldovica, Tigamore, Minskiev, Bureau of WA Affairs, Provinces of North America, Southern Draks, Ceadda, Kirim Tatarlari, Edemland, Aligatorrland, POPULICA, Vulpecula Toa, Meretica, Extebly, Austrolandia And Hungars, Calimao, New Tulliusland, United Kong, and Nordiska Enade Sociala Stater.

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