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Most Stationary: 4,096thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,691stMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,466th
The Federated Island Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
எங்கள் அன்பான குடியரசு
Influence
Powerbroker
Governor / Lord High Chancellor of the Union
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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Zocra

Population24.466 billion

CapitalTo
LeaderChancellor Howard Lewis Derby
FaithChristianity

Currencyzurcai
Animalcow

The Federated Island Republic of Zocra is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Chancellor Howard Lewis Derby with an even hand, and renowned for its strictly enforced bedtime, public floggings, and aversion to nipples. The hard-nosed, devout population of 24.466 billion Zocrans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of To. The average income tax rate is 12.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Zocran economy, worth a remarkable 2,622 trillion zurcais a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 107,175 zurcais, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

The family summer vacation has become a thing of the past following the introduction of the year-round school year, pharmaceutical companies emphatically promise that "your pills are in the mail" rather than admit any supply shortfall, the deaf are perplexed when the weather report tells them that the wind will be "bringing some rain along the Nazi ghosts", and bus shelters seem to be designed to let rain in. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zocra's national animal is the cow, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Christianity.

Zocra is ranked 27,554th in the world and 2nd in United Alliances for Longest Average Lifespans, with 90.01 years.

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Most Stationary: 4,096thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,691stMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,466thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,462ndLargest Publishing Industry: 7,787thMost Influential: 8,173rdHighest Economic Output: 8,767thLargest Populations: 9,304thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,028thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 14,465thBest Weather: 15,809thMost Developed: 17,374thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,510thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,642ndSmartest Citizens: 21,185thLargest Black Market: 23,207thMost Cultured: 23,976thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23,985thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 26,204thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 26,546thLongest Average Lifespans: 27,554thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 27,965th
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionMost Average: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zocra voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Access to Basic Banking and Lending".
  • : Zocra was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Zocra was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Zocra was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Zocra was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork, Highest Disposable Incomes, Highest Economic Output, Most Stationary, and Most Influential.
  • : Zocra was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Zocra voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Injunct Realm of the Whispering Winds".
  • : Zocra voted against the World Assembly Resolution "End Statelessness".
  • : Following new legislation in Zocra, bus shelters seem to be designed to let rain in.
  • : Following new legislation in Zocra, the deaf are perplexed when the weather report tells them that the wind will be "bringing some rain along the Nazi ghosts".

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