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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 18th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 21st Rudest Citizens: 21st
The Constitutional Empire of
Capitalizt
The Empire Shall Grow
President Dmitri Covasku III
Influence
Power
Vice-Delegate
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Zurkerx

Population18.043 billion

CapitalMoskova
LeaderPresident Dmitri Covasku III
FaithAtheism

CurrencyZureu
AnimalBuffalo

The Constitutional Empire of Zurkerx is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by President Dmitri Covasku III with a fair hand, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, sprawling nuclear power plants, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 18.043 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 dominated by the Department of Defense, with Industry and Education also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Moskova. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Zurk economy, worth an astonishing 10,668 trillion Zureus 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 591,303 Zureus, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,461,452 per year while the poor average 22,227, a ratio of 200 to 1.

Elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume, citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling", people are bored of easy crossword puzzles, and hammering a nail into a wall is an effective death sentence. 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 979th in the world and 1st in Zentari for Smartest Citizens, with 213.39 Quips Per Hour.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 18thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 21stRudest Citizens: 21stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 47thMost Avoided: 49thHighest Disposable Incomes: 54thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 58thMost Armed: 65thFattest Citizens: 67thHighest Crime Rates: 70thLargest Retail Industry: 73rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 74thMost Scientifically Advanced: 77thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 78thLargest Gambling Industry: 94thHighest Average Incomes: 116thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 122ndMost Rebellious Youth: 138thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 172ndLargest Insurance Industry: 193rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 204thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 205thHighest Economic Output: 265thLargest Mining Sector: 303rdMost Secular: 308thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 328thLargest Information Technology Sector: 373rdMost Efficient Economies: 420thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 448thLargest Agricultural Sector: 789thMost Cultured: 875thSmartest Citizens: 979thMost Stationary: 1,546thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 2,457thMost Inclusive: 2,722ndLargest Publishing Industry: 3,947thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,827thLargest Governments: 4,858thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,858thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4,937thLargest Black Market: 5,261stMost Pro-Market: 5,949thLargest Populations: 6,240thHighest Drug Use: 6,562ndTop
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Nudest: 8,789thMost Influential: 10,544th
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Zurkerx, hammering a nail into a wall is an effective death sentence.
  • : Following new legislation in Zurkerx, people are bored of easy crossword puzzles.
  • : Zurkerx was reclassified from "Anarchy" to "Capitalizt".
  • : Following new legislation in Zurkerx, citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling".
  • : Following new legislation in Zurkerx, elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume.
  • : Zurkerx proposed constructing embassies between Zentari and Greater Astoria.
  • : Zurkerx agreed to construct embassies between Zentari and The Democratika.
  • : Following new legislation in Zurkerx, open-casket funerals are avoided at all cost.
  • : Following new legislation in Zurkerx, Zurkerx is notorious for its citizens' infidelity.
  • : Following new legislation in Zurkerx, at the edge of the final frontier space's biggest missile platform is about to unfold.

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