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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,662nd Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,078th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 5,786th
The Socialist Dictatorship of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Bread and Victory
Influence
Hegemony
Founder
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Zukalia

Population831 million

CapitalTuuko
LeaderPrime Minister Ksenia Petrenko

Currencyzuke
Animalbear

The Socialist Dictatorship of Zukalia is a huge, efficient nation, ruled by Prime Minister Ksenia Petrenko with an iron fist, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, pith helmet sales, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 831 million Zukalians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tuuko. The average income tax rate is 91.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Zukalian economy, worth 102 trillion zukes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Tourism, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 123,674 zukes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Teenagers are told they're not thinking about sex enough, hordes of unemployed lumberjacks have resorted to cutting down utility poles to satisfy their cravings, dozens of additional foreign policy specialists have been sent to the country's WA Mission, and old folks reminisce about the last time someone was acquitted of a crime. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zukalia's national animal is the bear, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Zukalia is ranked 134,957th in the world and 2nd in Council of Sovereign Regimes for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 29.74 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,662ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,078thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,786thLowest Crime Rates: 5,937thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,209thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,661stMost Corrupt Governments: 8,044thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 9,296thLargest Governments: 9,687thHealthiest Citizens: 9,830thSafest: 9,847thMost Secular: 10,031stBest Weather: 10,331stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,448thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,054thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,502ndMost Authoritarian: 13,055thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,191stMost Advanced Public Education: 14,470thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,333rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,743rdMost Beautiful Environments: 16,126thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,403rdLongest Average Lifespans: 16,608th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zukalia's influence in Council of Sovereign Regimes rose from "Dominator" to "Hegemony".
  • : Following new legislation in Zukalia, old folks reminisce about the last time someone was acquitted of a crime.
  • : Following new legislation in Zukalia, dozens of additional foreign policy specialists have been sent to the country's WA Mission.
  • : Following new legislation in Zukalia, hordes of unemployed lumberjacks have resorted to cutting down utility poles to satisfy their cravings.
  • : Following new legislation in Zukalia, teenagers are told they're not thinking about sex enough.
  • : Following new legislation in Zukalia, not showing enough enthusiasm for mutual assured destruction is a court-martial offence.
  • : Following new legislation in Zukalia, one tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber.
  • : Following new legislation in Zukalia, wigged-out hunters report playing croquet with the Queen of Hearts.
  • : Following new legislation in Zukalia, stony-faced prosecutors play loud gangster rap music during court proceedings.
  • : Following new legislation in Zukalia, many parents are becoming frustrated with their children's choices in spouses.

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