|Leader||Chancellor Howard Lewis Derby|
The Federated Island Republic of Zocra is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Chancellor Howard Lewis Derby with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, barren, inhospitable landscape, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 10.902 billion Zocrans 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 government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Defense, although Education and Law & Order are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tiio. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.5%.
The frighteningly efficient Zocran economy, worth a remarkable 1,226 trillion Zurcais 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 Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 112,540 Zurcais, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 337,116 per year while the poor average 29,363, a ratio of 11.5 to 1.
Jennifer Government is a bestseller, the national anthem is considered broadly offensive to those who don't believe in Christianity, Chancellor Howard Lewis Derby's office has a newly installed Max-Man arcade game programmed by a 5th-grader, and employers are never quite sure if graduates' qualifications have any merit or meaning. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Zocra's national animal is the Dairy Cow, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Christianity.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Zocra published "Zocra Securities & Exchange Authority and Investor Protection Bureau have closed session with Zocran Stock Exchange execs. over alleged fraud" (Bulletin: News).
- : Zocra was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
- : Zocra was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Devout and Highest Economic Output.
- : Zocra proposed constructing embassies between United Alliances and Sumerian Coalition.
- : Following new legislation in Zocra, employers are never quite sure if graduates' qualifications have any merit or meaning.
- : Zocra was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Devout.
- : Following new legislation in Zocra, Chancellor Howard Lewis Derby's office has a newly installed Max-Man arcade game programmed by a 5th-grader.
- : Following new legislation in Zocra, the national anthem is considered broadly offensive to those who don't believe in Christianity.
- : Following new legislation in Zocra, Jennifer Government is a bestseller.
- : Following new legislation in Zocra, the police double as repo men.