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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 23rd Highest Wealthy Incomes: 33rd Rudest Citizens: 34th
The Constitutional Empire of
Capitalizt
The Empire Shall Grow
President Dmitri Covasku III
Influence
Superpower
Vice-Delegate
Region
Civil Rights
Excessive
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Zurkerx

Population16.381 billion

CapitalMoskova
LeaderPresident Dmitri Covasku III
FaithAtheism

CurrencyZurea
AnimalBuffalo

The Constitutional Empire of Zurkerx is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by President Dmitri Covasku III with an even hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, pith helmet sales, and flagrant waste-dumping. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 16.381 billion Zurks enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Industry and Education also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Moskova. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Zurk economy, worth a remarkable 9,122 trillion Zureas a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Retail, and Gambling. Average income is a breathtaking 556,915 Zureas, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,801,798 per year while the poor average 29,554, a ratio of 128 to 1.

There's a hole in the heart of every Zurk city, inheritance tax has recently been abolished, 'Mountain Doobie' is widely regarded as the nation's favourite drink, and formerly fertile fields are being leached dry of nutrients by intensive farming. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, probably because of the absence of a police force. Zurkerx's national animal is the Buffalo, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Atheism.

Zurkerx is ranked 157,568th in the world and 15th in Zentari for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring -40.74 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 23rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 33rdRudest Citizens: 34thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 50thMost Avoided: 53rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 67thHighest Disposable Incomes: 68thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 75thMost Armed: 75thHighest Crime Rates: 79thFattest Citizens: 82ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 82ndLargest Retail Industry: 82ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 91stLargest Gambling Industry: 101stHighest Average Incomes: 129thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 151stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 182ndLargest Insurance Industry: 188thMost Rebellious Youth: 195thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 221stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 310thLargest Information Technology Sector: 339thLargest Mining Sector: 344thHighest Economic Output: 346thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 349thMost Efficient Economies: 429thMost Secular: 451stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 526thLargest Agricultural Sector: 731stMost Cultured: 1,130thSmartest Citizens: 1,307thTop
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Most Stationary: 1,672ndMost Corrupt Governments: 3,293rdHighest Drug Use: 4,552ndLargest Black Market: 4,954thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 5,000thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5,011thMost Inclusive: 5,516thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,554thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,822ndMost Pro-Market: 5,913thNudest: 6,355thLargest Populations: 6,555thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,533rdTop
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Largest Governments: 8,159thMost Influential: 10,870th
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Zurkerx, formerly fertile fields are being leached dry of nutrients by intensive farming.
  • : Following new legislation in Zurkerx, 'Mountain Doobie' is widely regarded as the nation's favourite drink.
  • : Following new legislation in Zurkerx, inheritance tax has recently been abolished.
  • : Following new legislation in Zurkerx, there's a hole in the heart of every Zurk city.
  • : Following new legislation in Zurkerx, foreign converts are illuminated by both missionaries and helicopter searchlights.
  • : Following new legislation in Zurkerx, cars speed down national highways while drivers sleep at the wheel.
  • : Following new legislation in Zurkerx, private businesses are paving paradises to put up parking lots.
  • : Following new legislation in Zurkerx, double-parking is on the rise as automobile numbers increase.
  • : Following new legislation in Zurkerx, the government is avowedly secular.
  • : Following new legislation in Zurkerx, anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper.

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