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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,516th Largest Insurance Industry: 3,308th Most Influential: 5,243rd
The Empire of
Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights
Below Average
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Population862 million

CapitalOur City


The Empire of Zuhikaku is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its public floggings, ban on automobiles, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 862 million Zuhikakuans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Our City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 28.3%.

The very strong Zuhikakuan economy, worth 52.7 trillion Mortines a year, is led by the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with major contributions from Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Trout Farming, and Tourism. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 61,110 Mortines, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 180,798 per year while the poor average 16,227, a ratio of 11.1 to 1.

Homeless people are periodically found dead upon altars to assorted deities, tie-dye has been outlawed for being 'too occult', only adults may purchase violent video games, and young men in tiny bikinis draw neither comment nor stares on the morning commute. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zuhikaku's national animal is the dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Zuhikaku is ranked 91,320th in the world and 2,730th in The North Pacific for Highest Economic Output, with 52.7 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,516thTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 3,308thMost Influential: 5,243rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,314th
Largest Insurance Industry: 130th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 291st in the regionTop
Nudest: 574th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 670th in the regionLargest Black Market: 788th in the region

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 112 » Zemnaya Svoboda, Territorio di Nessuno, Acrabinnia, El Fiji Grande, Alunya, Corfad, Shibutani, Siwale, Sinelona, Sil Dorsett, Shin-Hachioji, The Rhein States, Tappan Hills, Ethnon, Great Bights Mum, Saturns Edge, Peldorn, Steampunk Ariel, Uganda Knuckles UK, Bayern-Straubing, Kwaj, Notyoutopia, Koda-Land, Omnistria, Trillius, Frances Francis the First of France, Jasminlandia, Pallaith, Shadowrik, Yaorozu, Sundred, Guer Aike, Sunto, Dar es Saalam, Selfgradatude, Napnomadia, North Bratislava, Q w e r t y, Federation Terra Australis, Fayyayid, Spartoptia, PlanetPunk, Egalico, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Black Templares, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Dreadton, Buckerino, Unimaginable Doom, Renzic, and 62 others.Plangainer, Marijuana Haven, Ibiscaton, General COE, Unsophisticate, Guslantis, SillyString, United Draconia, Liberum Mundi, Novare Res, Maott, Steraz, Sheldanada, Wineclaw, Ejhsa, The Notorious Mad Jack, New Pruessen, Holy Oranz, Kasazzastan, North Yeetland, Haor Chall, Victoriaans Nederlands, Apetopia, Torakuen, Lomjia, The United States of Romania, 1 very fast endotarter, Nakayo, New Bremerton, Pasargad, Free Azzaca, Abject Ludicrosity, Ikea Rike, Vikingiarchy, Wilkshire, Moubarakistan, Aratani, Valhalla123, Niradans, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Loutsland, Former English Colony, Rynion, Test for a new hope, North Altatude, Elder Realms, Castle Federation, Alpinea, The Black Cathedral, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Juggernautilus, Justanistan, Xentherida, Astrind, Constantinolia, Loli County, Zumlandia, Glurponia, Ttopa, Joodey, and Kobagia.

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