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Rudest Citizens: 62nd Most Armed: 145th Highest Crime Rates: 153rd
The A of the B of the C of the D of
Corporate Bordello
Don't mess with us, and we won't mess with you, friend.
T'korov Eyeketrau
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Zjaum

Population5.257 billion

CapitalWt'kroiya Turayi
LeaderT'korov Eyeketrau
FaithReformed Christianity

Currencywyi
Animalwoiwi

The A of the B of the C of the D of Zjaum is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by T'korov Eyeketrau with a fair hand, and remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, flagrant waste-dumping, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 5.257 billion R'Koo-oi are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Administration, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Wt'kroiya Turayi. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Wrau-yi economy, worth a remarkable 1,594 trillion wyis a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Soda Sales, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 303,326 wyis, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,569,011 per year while the poor average 31,858, a ratio of 49.2 to 1.

Interest rates mysteriously drop whenever the CBZ Governor goes house hunting, property values in suburbs have nosedived after the middle class were forced to live next door to ethnic minorities, fire stations and hospitals can't deploy emergency vehicles because badly parked cars block them in, and scavengers with burlap sacks and shovels skulk around graveyards. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Zjaum's national animal is the woiwi, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Reformed Christianity.

Zjaum is ranked 170,820th in the world and 92nd in The League of Conservative Nations for Most Eco-Friendly Governments, scoring -42.31 on the Dolphin Recycling Awareness Index.

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Rudest Citizens: 62ndMost Armed: 145thHighest Crime Rates: 153rdLargest Retail Industry: 176thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 207thFattest Citizens: 242ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 277thMost Avoided: 424thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 440thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 497thHighest Disposable Incomes: 585thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 629thLargest Gambling Industry: 679thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 801stLargest Insurance Industry: 985thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,079thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,147thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,324thLargest Mining Sector: 1,449thHighest Average Incomes: 1,491stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,642ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,661stTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,766thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,021stMost Devout: 2,304thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,619thSmartest Citizens: 6,969thMost Efficient Economies: 7,065thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,457thHighest Economic Output: 7,713thMost Pro-Market: 7,743rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,987thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,503rdTop
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Highest Drug Use: 8,772ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,815thMost Politically Free: 10,272ndMost Influential: 13,676thLargest Agricultural Sector: 15,139thLargest Black Market: 15,983rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16,558th
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Rudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionMost Devout: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionMost Politically Free: 8th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zjaum was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Zjaum, scavengers with burlap sacks and shovels skulk around graveyards.
  • : Following new legislation in Zjaum, fire stations and hospitals can't deploy emergency vehicles because badly parked cars block them in.
  • : Following new legislation in Zjaum, property values in suburbs have nosedived after the middle class were forced to live next door to ethnic minorities.
  • : Following new legislation in Zjaum, interest rates mysteriously drop whenever the CBZ Governor goes house hunting.
  • : Zjaum voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Civil Defence Siren".
  • : Zjaum voted against the World Assembly Resolution "The Cloning Conventions".
  • : Zjaum voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "On Tobacco and Electronic Cigarettes"".
  • : Following new legislation in Zjaum, ghost regiments exist only on paper.
  • : Following new legislation in Zjaum, more than one company makes the board game Monopoly.

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