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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,987thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,047thLargest Black Market: 5,753rd
The Constitutional Monarchy of
Democratic Socialists
It's all right
Influence
Ambassador
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Zhuo-luoja

Population9.275 billion

CapitalChakjakos
LeaderGovernor Rusaj Peromust
FaithPaganism

CurrencyBoud
Animallobster

The Constitutional Monarchy of Zhuo-luoja is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Governor Rusaj Peromust with an even hand, and remarkable for its strictly enforced bedtime, compulsory vegetarianism, and ban on automobiles. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 9.275 billion Zhuo-luojans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Healthcare, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Chakjakos. The average income tax rate is 81.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Zhuo-luojan economy, worth 603 trillion Bouds a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Uranium Mining, Soda Sales, and Information Technology. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is 65,101 Bouds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Millions of Zhuo-luojans are excellent swimmers, gay hospital patients are labelled with a pink triangle to alert staff of their substandard blood, slackers at work are told to "crack on with it", and the last thing Zhuo-luojan soldiers hear before charging into battle is a preacher trying to convert them. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zhuo-luoja's national animal is the lobster, which can occasionally be seen avoiding garbage in the nation's murky oceans, and its national religion is Paganism.

Zhuo-luoja is ranked 5,753rd in the world and 1st in The Sportsbook for Largest Black Market, with 268 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,987thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,047thLargest Black Market: 5,753rdLargest Welfare Programs: 6,409thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,049thNudest: 7,302ndTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 13,806thMost Devout: 14,919thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,391stMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,619thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,956thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,037thMost Advanced Public Education: 21,167th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zhuo-luoja was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhuo-luoja, the last thing Zhuo-luojan soldiers hear before charging into battle is a preacher trying to convert them.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhuo-luoja, slackers at work are told to "crack on with it".
  • : Following new legislation in Zhuo-luoja, gay hospital patients are labelled with a pink triangle to alert staff of their substandard blood.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhuo-luoja, millions of Zhuo-luojans are excellent swimmers.
  • : Zhuo-luoja's influence in The Sportsbook rose from "Diplomat" to "Ambassador".
  • : Following new legislation in Zhuo-luoja, troublemakers just happen to be reassigned to distant mining operations.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhuo-luoja, attendance of fathers at PTA meetings is at an all-time high.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhuo-luoja, marine biology students are shocked to discover that a whale is a mammal.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhuo-luoja, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal.

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