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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,136thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,348thLargest Black Market: 5,887th
The Constitutional Monarchy of
Democratic Socialists
It's all right
Influence
Ambassador
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Some

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Zhuo-luoja

Population10.025 billion

CapitalChakjakos
LeaderGovernor Rusaj Peromust
FaithPaganism

CurrencyBoud
Animallobster

The Constitutional Monarchy of Zhuo-luoja is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Governor Rusaj Peromust with an even hand, and renowned for its strictly enforced bedtime, compulsory military service, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 10.025 billion Zhuo-luojans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Healthcare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Chakjakos. The average income tax rate is 80.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Zhuo-luojan economy, worth 715 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 Soda Sales, Uranium Mining, 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 71,410 Bouds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Young soldiers are shocked to discover there are no 'safe spaces' on a battlefield, petitioners are increasingly resorting to climbing through Governor Rusaj Peromust's window to draw attention to their issues, poverty is disloyal to the Motherland, and trails to natural wonders are littered with trash from reality film crews. 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 teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is Paganism.

Zhuo-luoja is ranked 34,898th in the world and 6th in The Sportsbook for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 1,600.76 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,136thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,348thLargest Black Market: 5,887thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,516thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,420thNudest: 7,608thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,632ndTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 14,981stMost Corrupt Governments: 15,162ndMost Avoided: 15,502ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,521stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 16,789thMost Devout: 16,877thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,232ndMost Subsidized Industry: 19,507thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,319th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zhuo-luoja was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens and the Top 10% for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhuo-luoja, trails to natural wonders are littered with trash from reality film crews.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhuo-luoja, poverty is disloyal to the Motherland.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhuo-luoja, petitioners are increasingly resorting to climbing through Governor Rusaj Peromust's window to draw attention to their issues.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhuo-luoja, young soldiers are shocked to discover there are no 'safe spaces' on a battlefield.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhuo-luoja, soldiers find that home gadgets and power tools are more effective as improvised weapons than the guns they've been issued.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhuo-luoja, politicians bribe ten-year-old geniuses to sit their aptitude tests.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhuo-luoja, too many developers spoil the codebase.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhuo-luoja, exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhuo-luoja, legislators must raise their hands if they want to speak.

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