|Leader||The Prime Minister|
|Animal||Mountain Blue Jay|
The Federal Socialist Republic of Ziotah and Riverside is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by The Prime Minister with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, smutty television, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic population of 13.483 billion Ziotans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.
The enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lindon. The average income tax rate is 96.7%.
The frighteningly efficient Ziotan economy, worth a remarkable 1,988 trillion Zios a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 147,512 Zios, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
The rich and poor vomit into separate bags, there's an aura of pseudoscience around academia, recent protests against birds flying too low have resulted in bloodshed, and residents of houses built on a foundation of wishful thinking are prone to an odd sinking feeling. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ziotah and Riverside's national animal is the Mountain Blue Jay, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Ziotah and Riverside voted for the World Assembly Resolution "International Scientific Cooperation".
- : Ziotah and Riverside voted for the World Assembly Resolution "International Maxtopia Day".
- : Ziotah and Riverside endorsed The Most Serene Republic of Yoakekuni.
- : Ziotah and Riverside was endorsed by The Most Serene Republic of Yoakekuni.
- : Ziotah and Riverside endorsed The Royal State of Daarwyrth.
- : Ziotah and Riverside was endorsed by The Royal State of Daarwyrth.
- : Ziotah and Riverside endorsed The Dictatorship of Ecologist Hegemony.
- : Ziotah and Riverside voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Haku".
- : Ziotah and Riverside voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Free, Open Source Software Use".
- : Ziotah and Riverside endorsed The Virid Federal Republic of Tscharva.
Endorsements Received: 49 » Ruinenlust, Ownzone, Ironic Remarks, Canaltia, Ransium, Chilledsville, Turbeaux, Eryndlynd, Aeterno Tranquillitas, Love and Nature, Window Land, Cat-Herders United, Caterasia, Entitize, Novian Republics, Ordand, Hyon Delta, Verdant Haven, Lura, Cheloboria, Anachronolandia, Pen Blanityion, Atsvea, Terrabod, Effazio, Blue Nagia, The Cypher Nine, Zerkyr Xiszczy, Kannap, Roless, Kyratistani, Rhodevus, Thrything, Greyveldt, Metolius, Democratic Republic of Cacusia, Jutsa, Uan aa Boa, York Zionia, Ithersta, Kase, The New Bluestocking Homeland, Galaxiak, Zerphen, Great Julunaphra, Siornor, Tscharva, Ecologist Hegemony, and Daarwyrth.