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Most Influential: 1,321st Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,526th Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,701st
The Empire of
Democratic Socialists
Ich bin gott
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population6.065 billion

LeaderVassili Simo


The Empire of Zerocs is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Vassili Simo with an even hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, keen interest in outer space, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, humorless population of 6.065 billion Zerocsians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, corrupt government prioritizes Education, although Healthcare, Industry, and Environment are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Datlof. The average income tax rate is 95.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Zerocsian economy, worth 761 trillion Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Basket Weaving. Average income is an impressive 125,504 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Tourists on boat cruises can't figure out why they smell so fishy afterward, high-tech infantry rifles automatically reload when the soldier shoots outside the screen of their helmet HUD, the new national campaign exhorts men to "Show Some Class - Don't Sit On Your Ass", and children are disappointed to learn that cavemen never had a yabba-dabba-doo time riding dinosaurs to work. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zerocs's national animal is the Elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Zerocs is ranked 6,293rd in the world and 204th in The North Pacific for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 100 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Most Influential: 1,321stTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,526thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,701stMost Subsidized Industry: 3,519thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,705thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,934thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,179thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,599thMost Pacifist: 4,786thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,810thMost Developed: 5,095thLowest Crime Rates: 5,257thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,887thMost Efficient Economies: 6,293rdMost Beautiful Environments: 6,430thLargest Governments: 6,451stMost Cultured: 6,697thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,955thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,991stMost Inclusive: 7,285thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 9,162ndSmartest Citizens: 9,440thSafest: 9,908thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,442ndNicest Citizens: 12,468thMost Secular: 15,095thBest Weather: 15,888thMost Corrupt Governments: 16,534th
Most Advanced Public Transport: 103rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 119th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 154th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 167th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 184th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 204th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 204th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 212th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 245th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 249th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 251st in the regionMost Pacifist: 270th in the regionMost Developed: 292nd in the regionLargest Governments: 306th in the regionMost Cultured: 320th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 330th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 360th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 398th in the regionMost Inclusive: 439th in the regionTop
Safest: 516th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 518th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 521st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 542nd in the regionMost Influential: 548th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 554th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 597th in the regionLargest Populations: 649th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 702nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 707th in the regionMost Secular: 785th in the regionBest Weather: 869th in the region

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