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The United Federation of Zitravgrad
Ukrainian: Об'єднана Федерація Зітравград
Russian: Объединенная федерация Зитравград


Flag of the United Federation of Zitravgrad



Anthem: LinkБаллада о солдате
(Ballad of a Soldier)



Capital: Providenska


Official languages: Ukrainian, Russian (under compromise)
Recognized Languages: Serbian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Polish, Armenian, Georgian and German
Zitravgrad uses English as lingua franca in compliance to League of Nations' Act of Common Languages


Ethnic groups: Census under progress...


Religion: Religions in Zitravgrad


Demonym: Zitravgradian
Zitravian (Archaic)


Government: Semi-presidential Republic


Legislature: Verkhovna Rada


Area: 2,339,700 km2
Density: 6 citizens / km2


Population: 14,224,664
Senior Citizens: 2,844,933
Youth: 3,556,166
Labour Force: 7,271,550


Currency: Zitravian hryvnia (ZH$)


Time zone: GMT: + 4


Drives on the: Right


Calling code: +110


Internet TLD: .ztg



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Bureau of the Premier & Office of the Prime Minister



..........Bureau of the Premier & Office of the Prime Minister are the offices of the Premier and the Prime Minister respectively. Both are situatued in the Kremlin Palace, separated into "the Eastern Wing" and "the Western Wing" and considered "head of the state" and "head of the government". While seemingly equal in rank, duty and authority, the Premier wields the authority of the state, thus enabling him/her to the control of the Armed Forces and the ZKVD. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister has his power within the Cabinet. According to the 2018 Amendment of the Constitution, the Premier and the Prime Minister are elected into office within the same election and cannot come from the same political party.

Nation Overview


"Порядок та солідарність під блакитним прапором" (Order and Solidarity Under the Blue Banner)

..........The United Federation of Zitravgrad is a huge, (probably) environmentally stunning nation (despite apparent traces of a nuclear war and large wasteland zones), run jointly by Kazimir Ivanovich Miroslavsky as Premier, and Adam Yanovich Dresvyanin as Prime Minister. The nation is remarkable for its world-class surveillance system, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The very lowkey compassionate, democratic, secular population of 14 million Zitravgradians are fiercely patriotic, have dar, cynical sense of humor and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt but also view other, more communistic nations as having made poor life decisions.

..........The medium-sized government prioritizes Education, although Defense, Industry, and Law & Order are also considered very important, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Providenska. The average income tax rate is 35.0%, and even higher for the wealthy. Despite there being no official international aid from the government, it does have a humanitarian organization that relies on charity and profits of state industries.

..........The averagely efficient, lightly deficited Zitravgradian economy, worth 104 trillion Zitravian hryvnias a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with most private enterprise not illegal but wearing a string pulled by the state, except for a considerable number of worker-owned enterprises, local family businesses and freelances. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Mining. For your information, Zitravgradians pay 30-40% income tax, with the rate fitting to the level of their income. The richest citizens earn 12 times higher than the poorest. (ZH$377,814/ZH$31,432 per year)

..........As you may have been aware, the United Federation of Zitravgrad is situated in the Eastern Auropia, bordered in the east and south by Kozavian Empire and Tbilosia, in the west by Eisenhurst, Weissenburg and Pact of Socialist Republics of Serezslavia, in the north by Anartica, or the North Pole. Our nation is a huge, empty nation with low density of population despite apparent traces of a nuclear war and large wasteland zones. You might also know us to be the home of the humanitarian organization -- Blue Cross International (link) and the largest archive of pseudoscience known as Obliquaturology (link). Our tourism industry is also growing and you can see our travel guide. (link) People from Zitravgrad are referred to as Zitravgradians, although the archiac version -- Zitravians -- can be used. The national official languages are Ukrainian which is native to the nation, and Russian which is the legacy of seven hundred years of the Imperial Rule which ended after the Zitravgradian Revolution in 2008.

..........As you may also be aware, our government is collectively referred to as the Kremlin while the decision-making top is known as the Kremlin, which is the collective name for the Chairman's Office and the Administration Commissariat combined. Our legislation is in the Verkhovna Rada (or locally known as the Rada). As of today, the Rada's majority is made up of the Workers' Party, the United Front Party and Agrarian Party. Our current head of the state is Kazimir Ivanovich Miroslavsky, Premier of Zitravgrad. (link) and our current head of the government is Adam Yanovich Dresvyanin, Prime Minister of Zitravgrad. (link)

..........Culturally, Zitravgrad is primarily Eastern Slavic, with the influences of other Slavic nations and "some German characteristics" as well as other neighboring cultures. Our system is usually described as Authoritarian Conservative Democratic Nationalist State-Capitalist Technocracy, depending on which school of economics you consult. We strongly support egalitarianism and promote equal education, healthcare and welfare for our citizens. We are highly secular, with Eastern Orthodoxy as the major religion after atheism/agnostics. Moreover, our nation also maintains strong and unique academic culture, worker-oriented economy and nationalistic military and law enforcement. Meanwhile, we have friendly views towards environmentalism and even some form of internationalism and declare ourselves an opponent of colonialism and imperialism. As a democratic nation, we are now encouraging political participation from our population of 14 million people. However, we are also anti-interventionist and anti-interference, which means that we do not seek to interrupt the affairs of any nation and we are open to all nations regardless of ideology and government system.

..........For embassy program, see: (link)

..........For any question or diplomatic request, see our Inquiries Office. (link)
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Policies



Policy

Description

Government

Devolution

Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities. This applies to nine oblasts and the Wasteland Authority.

Mixed Press

State-run media is the majority of media in the nation, but private and independent media are legal.

Pledge of Allegiance

The daily singing of an anthem or reciting of a pledge is compulsory in schools.

Protection of Public Order

The government wields a considerable amount of power over the public.

Regulated Protests

Protests are allowed, but severely limited and under police control.

Technocracy

The government is composed of politicians with academic or technocratic tendency.

Society

AI Personhood

Artificial beings who meet the criterias in League of Nations' "Citizenship and Personhood of Artificial Intelligence" proposal of 1968 are legally recognized citizens.

Body Integrity

Citizens may not pierce their bodies nor circumcize their children, albeit these are allowed for consenting individuals who are legally adult.

Eugenics

Government chooses only eligible citizens to procreate.

Euthanasia

Citizens are legally entitled to end their lives. However, there is a heavy cost called "Moral Complication Expense" to pay for the state-run institution that grants such operation.

Gender Change

Citizens are allowed to change their gender provided that they are considered physically suitable to their chosen gender.

Marriage Equality

Citizens of the same sex may marry.

No Abortion

Abortion is illegal.

No Adultery

Adultery is prohibited by law and eligible for immediate termination of marriage license if reported and brought to court.

No Prostitution

Buying and selling sexual activity is illegal.

No Third Gender

Citizens are required to fit in the given two genders only.

Optional Organ Harvesting

Citizens are highly recommended and pursuaded to donate their organs after their death but have choice over the issue.

Parental Licensing

Citizens must acquire a license in order to have children.

Pornography Ban

Pornographic media is considered immoral and illegal.

Secularism

Religions are allowed, although pushed into private or designated properties, places and areas. Any crime with religious belief as incentive is heavily punished.

Sex Education

School-age children receive mandatory sex education.

Law & Order

AI Judiciary

The nation has a judiciary system assisted partially by the use of artificial intelligence.

Capital Punishment

Citizens may be executed for crimes.

Conscription

A period of military service (one year) is compulsory for all citizens.

ID Chips

Citizens are administered an ID chip in their ID cards.

Labor Camp

The state employs penal labor as a form of sentence and has facilities which uses such labor.

Regulated Gun Ownership

While gun ownership is legal, there are many regulations in possessing, carring and using firearms.

Secret Police

Government employs secret police in addition of regular police.

State Public Surveillance

The state heavily monitors citizen behavior in public areas and government buildings.

Economy

AI Planning

The nation runs a partially-planned economy, calculated, analyzed and assisted by artificial intelligence.

Homeless Shelter

The state provides the homeless with temporary residence or recruits them into the Armed Forces.

Maternity Leave

Female state workers and civil servants receive paid six-month leave from employment for childbirth.

Metricism

The state mandates the use of the metric system.

Minimum Wage

The nation enforces minimum wage.

No Gambling

Gambling as a business is illegal.

Nuclear/Antimatter Power

The nation is powered majorly by nuclear and antimatter.

Public Education

Education in the nation is free and mandatory from kindergarten to high school.

State Capitalism

The state owns the majority of the nations's economy and partakes in capitalistic activities, while using the profits to support state activities, programs and projects.

State Welfare

The state provides welfare to (employed) citizens with very low incomes.

International

Climate Treaty

The nation is a signatory in the Climate Treaty.

Humanitarian Project

The nation funds or supports its own humanitarian organization.

Immigrant Quota

The nation accepts only a limited number of immigrants each year.

Membership of League of Nations

The nation is recognized as an independent state and a member state of the League of Nations, granting, subjecting and allowing the nation to vote for or against legal rights, agreements, laws and proposals in the General Assembly and the Security Council of the League.

Semi-Closed Borders

No nation has visa-free or visa-on-arrival agreement with this nation.

Weapons of Mass Destruction

The nation possesses its own weapons of mass destruction.

Budget



Budget

ZH$ Per Year

Percentage

Administration

ZH$ 9,633,686,051.12

7%

Social Welfare

ZH$ 11,560,423,261.34

8.4%

Public Healthcare

ZH$ 11,560,423,261.34

8.4%

Education

ZH$ 11,560,423,261.34

24.8%

Defense

ZH$ 16,514,890,373.34

12%

Religion

ZH$ 0.00

0%

Law & Order

ZH$ 13,487,160,471.56

9.8%

Public Transport

ZH$ 5,504,963,457.78

4%

Commerce

ZH$ 15,413,897,681.78

11.2%

Environment

ZH$ 9,633,686,051.12

7%

Social Equality

ZH$ 10,184,182,396.89

7.4%

International Aid

ZH$ 0.00

0%

NS Stats



Stats

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Description

Authoritarianism

It must be admitted -- Zitravgrad is a very authoritarian state even after its first election. The Constitution of 2008 allows the government -- now consisting of the Premier and the Prime Minister -- a considerable amount of power. And it appears that neither office is going to be lighthanded in their exercise of power.

Average Dispensable Income

The average disposable income of Zitravgradian people stay at around 34,307 Zitravian hryvnia per year. Most Zitravgradians are reportedly capable of moderate spending power and maintain small savings.

Average Income

Before taxes, the average income of Zitravgradian people is estimated to be around 52,877 Zitravian hryvnias per year. This is be considered high for our nation's status as middle-income and recovering state.

Average Income of the Poor

In Zitravgrad, the average income of citizens who are considered "the poor" stands at around 31,432 Zitravian hryvnias per year. This appears favorable and even higher than other countries in Eastern Auropia.

Average Income of the Rich

In Zitravgrad, the average income of citizens who are considered "the rich" stands at around 377,814 Zitravian hryvnias per year. This appears lower than most countries in Eastern Auropia.

Averageness

Well, we love to think that our nation is your everyday Eastern Slavic nation with nuclear wastelands spanning over 1/3 of our land. We are pretty average. Trust us!

Black Market

Black market makes up less than 1% of our nation's economy. We are proud of this acheivement and determined to preserve it. We owe much of this to police brutality our law enforement.

Business Subsidization

Yes, Zitravgradian businesses are more or less subsidized, since it is also a part of the national economic system.

Charmlessness

As far as we know, we are often told that we are charming, lovely people even if our faces are apparently made of stone.

Cheerfulness

No, we aren't depressed. But no, we aren't happy either. It's just… a sort of stoicism catching up with us.

Civil Rights

According to our latest survey, only 38% of our example group say that our civil rights are up to the satisfactory level. Huh! Why are we doing surveys!?

Compassion

We are definitely kind and compassionate population, always up to assisting each other and donating to the less fortunate. Grumpy? Us? No, that's just our faces.

Compliance

Yes, comrades! We are law-abiding and upright citizens here! I would like to see anyone trying to not comply.

Corruption

Despite being occasionally described as 'oligachy situation', Zitravgrad actually has remarkably low corruption. Well, that's what happens when you have surveillance cameras and sound recorders in your darned offices!

Crime

It is incredible. Crime is at all-time low in Zitravgrad. Again, we would like to thank our loyal and hard-working law enforcement for--- *whacking noise in the background as a man is caught jaywalking*

Culture

We Zitravgradians are cultured people, but not to the point of great sophistication or anything. We are just aware and proud of our culture, both traditional and modern.

Death Rate

Death rate in Zitravgrad continues to decline after our quality of life continues to be improved, though we have to say that it is actually because we are done dying after the loss of 12 million people from 1994 - 2009.

Defense Force

As much as we would love to boast the exploits of our beloved armed forces, it is only 500,000 man strong and the equipment is a mix between the 'so old it's rusting' and the 'hi-tech cutting-edge bullshit'.

Eco-Friendliness

Yes, yes. We have one of the best recycling industries in the world (because we need every darned piece of metal we can find) and our citizens are well-informed and helpful in the ecological issue. However, we still use nuclear power and have massive oil drilling, mining, timber and fishing industries.

Economic Freedom

Not really… it is hard to start a business where nearly all private businesses are going to be interfered by the state and its regulations. Sure, you may have choices as consumers, but it is hard to play other parts in the system.

Economic Output

Our GDP is at 235,967,205,812.52 Zitravian hryvnia and our GDP per capital stands at 16,588.60 Zitravian hryvnia. We are doing quite well and this is a good sign which we are trying to preserve.

Economy

Our economy is backed by the oil and natural gas reserves and manufacting sector but we also rely on agricultural imports and others. This means we have a rather fair economy but with a less fair-looking trade deficit.

Employment

With our state capitalist system, we are trying to find jobs for our people but we do recognize the limits of the state-owned enterprises and other offices. Our employment is at 74.13%.

Environmental Beauty

Our nation is a beautiful place. Wheat fields in the south, long coastline in the west, picturesque mountains in the east and pristine forests in the north. Don't mind the glowing snow and the mutant things.

Foreign Aid

The common misconception is that our humanitarian organization, Blue Cross International, which is funded by the profits of state-run phamaceutical company and private charity, is a form of international aid. Not quite… We are not offering much international aid. We are technically still eligible for receiving aids and we still do... a bit.

Freedom from Taxation

Tax evasion is punishable by paying more tax than you are initially taxed. Come on here! No one is 'free' from taxation here.

Government Size

Described as 'average-sized' but also 'an oligachy situation', the government is currently modest in size but threatens to expand in case of technical and political difficulties.

Health

After much wrangle and struggle of our medical sector, it is safe to say that our people are well and healthy, except people who are still shellshocked or mutated. Well, we are doing our best.

Human Development Index

Currently, our HDI is at 0.802, which is considered very high but still behind some more developed nations.

Ideological Radicality

Nothing to see here… we are less radical than pre-revolution era, but can be triggered.

Ignorance

Given the state of our public education, ignorance is on the low. Bet you didn't know this.

Inclusiveness

We are fairly inclusive despite the diversity of culture, ethnicity, language, etc. But we shall see how the nationalist trend affects this.

Income Equality

As mentioned, the rich earn 12 times more than the poor, thus ending the myth of absolute communistic society in Zitravgrad. But it's still better than most nations, we know.

Industry: Arms Manufacturing

We do have a large base for this industry, but we largely manufacture arms for our own use.

Industry: Automobile Manufacturing

Everyone drives a Luvaska? No, not quite… Propelled by imperial funding, the automobile industry in Zitravgrad died after the Revolution. Now there is not much to talk of when it comes to Zitravgradian cars.

Industry: Basket Weaving

Can't recall last time we actually treated this industry seriously...

Industry: Beverage Sale

As international trade becomes more free, we are getting invaded by foreign cola drinks as per usual… Our own beverages are not going too far off our borders and enjoyed largely by our own population.

Industry: Book Publishing

This industry now also includes e-books, as we have progressed far into the days of internet and electronic readers. We do have an impressive growth in this industry, which we look forward to seeing it stabilized.

Industry: Cheese Export

Last thing we are reknowed for is cheese… our cheese barely leaves the borders.

Industry: Furniture Restoration

Why bother to buy new furniture? We fix and repaint our old furniture here. This industry has long been popular in Zitravgrad for… centuries. The older, the better -- if your desk is made of good wood.

Industry: Gambling

It's illegal here so… no. No casino here. No gambling website here. Only state lotteries… and the prize is lemon tea.

Industry: Information Technology

We would suppose that we have been doing rather well in this industry as well. However, our media and information flow are often upset by many regulations from the government. Yes, we ban pornography websites.

Industry: Insurance

With the existence of extensive public healthcare, people are less likely to turn to private insurance. It's still around, of course, just not too big.

Industry: Mining

Mining is the backbone of the nation, replacing agriculture. Without the incomes from this industry, the nation might not see as much development as it does today. Safe to say it is very important.

Industry: Pizza Delivery

Pizza? Oh, you mean the western food everyone's crazy about? Well, we do fancy it on rare occasions, which means that the industry is existent but not really booming.

Industry: Retail

The state has taken over a number of major retail chains and operates it with some more quality-control. But our population are still rather reserved in their buying habit thanks to the hryvnia not having as much buying power as it should do… While prevalent, it is hard to say that Zitravgradians indulge in retail shopping.

Industry: Timber Woodchipping

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if it is made entirely of metal and operated by diesel? Yes, we are pretty strong in this game.

Industry: Trout Fishing

*fish being unloaded in the background* This is just about how much fish we… *waves arms* …eat everyday. Need all the Omega-3 we can get.

Influence

Within the League of Nations, Zitravgrad is the second newest state, with average economic significance. But it is considered a sort of a buffer state between the Western and Eastern Auropia. With its feet in both worlds, Zitravgrad has some influence on Auropian states nearby, while the rest of the world can't be bothered to remember our leaders' names.

Integrity

We are certain and even confident that our civil servants are loyal and honest. They cannot, do not and will not accept bribes on any condition. Because there is a camera here… and here… and also here.

Intelligence

Well... we Zitravgradians are smart people. We make our name in the world stage as a nation of hyper-intelligent technocrats and mind-bloggingly talented academics. But those 'smart people' are only a small portion of the entire population, the rest are still in the 'reformation' phase as they are only recently introduced to public education.

Law Enforcement

We are absolutely proud of our ladies and gentlemen who keep our streets safe day and night… and… no that's not brutality, that's love and care.

League of Nations Endorsement

Overall, we are recognized as an independent nation and endorsed by a few far-left nations who are probably regretting it.

Lifespan

Ah, our people are done dying and now we are living longer than ever… to the ripe age of about 78, still a tad lower than other developed countries.

Niceness

We are fairly nice and polite beneath our cold glare and death stare. Just poke us lightly…. *gets poked too hard* I said lightly, cyka.

Nudity

Nude? In Zitravgrad? In nuclear winter wasteland? You must have better ideas than this.

Obesity

Obesity might be a problem, but not an urgent problem. We try to keep our population healthy with exercise, work and conscription.

Pacifism

Yes, we are pacifists… believe us. *cocks gun* Come on, comrades. It's not that hard to believe us, or is it?

Political Apathy

We might not be radical, but we are still pretty political. The recent election did show that our people are quie interested in political activities and even have diverse opinions.

Political Freedom

Yes, we are trying to increase this. Well… we have an election, we have protests (with strict police presence) and we have surveys. I guess we are cool for now.

Population

Currently we are at 14,224,664 people. This translates to: Senior Citizens: 2,844,933 Youth: 3,556,166 Labour Force: 7,271,550.

Primitiveness

Not many nations in our world are primitive as such anymore, really. Neither are we.

Public Education

Education is where the government invests the most. Zitravgrad's education is mandatory and free from kindergarten to high school. Universities and colleges are also subsidized.

Public Healthcare

Zitravgrad's public healthcare is also heavily subsidized, so most of the medical treatments are free. So yes, we are pretty healthy because of this.

Public Transport

While also sobsidized, public transport in Zitravgrad is considered somewhat average. While the transit system is extensive in big cities, people in smaller cities rely more on their own vehicles.

Recreational Drug Use

While this is illegal… it exists. We know, we will find you and we will arrest you.

Religiousness

We are on the fence with this one. We are a highly secular state but we still have people who associate themselves to some religions and we admit to being superstitious at times. But we are not as religious as we used to be.

Residency

We have been in the League of Nations since 21 January 2008. Not too long.

Rudeness

As we have said many times, we are not rude people although there are moments of slips-up. We just need time to warm up to you people.

Safeness

Safe from what? From bad people, yes. From natural disasters, okay. From road accidents, also yes. From lack of safety regulations, yes. From mutants in Zone 12, uhh… yes.

Scientific Advancement

Thanks to the brightest minds of our nation, we have achieved quite far up in scientific advancement. Where do the fundings come from? Well… most of the time the state, sometimes from the researchers' own pockets.

Sector: Agriculture

"Poor poor Zitravia, her soils are now filled with the traces of war." The country used to be the breadbasket of the region, but here we are raking barren soils. Although there Is a growing trend of underground farms, our agricultural sector is still wounded.

Sector: Manufacturing

It is quite a major sector that has been supporting much of the nation and the state's projects. If something is 'made in Zitravgrad', it is something of average price and quality that lasts a little longer than you expect.

Secularism

Huh, yes. It's us. Zitravgrad is not secular, it is secularism itself… Jokes aside, we are among one of those nations in which 'freedom of worship' is not considered sacrosanct.

Social Conservatism

Zitravgrad is considered conservative in some fields but progressive in the other. But overall, it is classified as conservative due to its approach to education, family and social structure.

Taxation

Income tax is 30-40% according to the income levels, while VAT is at 5%. Better pay up on time.

Tourism

We are not doing that well yet but Zitravgrad is one of the popular destinations for budget traveling or thrill-seeking adventure. The border control and the internal political atmosphere do dampen down the tourism, however.

Wealth Gap

As mentioned, the gap in the income is about 12 times. (ZH$377,814/ZH$ 31,432 per year)

Weaponization

Zitravgradians do not own guns that widely, since the regulations are getting on the nerves and the guns are frankly sold by the state economy. About 12% of Zitravgradians own guns.

Weather

Nuclear winter is not good for your health. Come back inside

Welfare

The state has extensive welfare system to support employed citizens who are in the very low income range. It is a little hard to apply for and also a bit fussy, but here we are.

Youth Rebelliousness

Our children are nice and quiet. They are doing their homework and helping their family with the chores. We respect traditional family values here and this includes goold old spanking.

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