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Most Influential: 83rd Largest Publishing Industry: 477th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 896th
The Imperial Republic of
New York Times Democracy
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Regional Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

Overview Factbook People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Imperial Republic of Zyrcrestia is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by its chancellor with a fair hand, and notable for its frequent executions, sprawling nuclear power plants, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful population of 14.925 billion Zyrcrestians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small government is primarily concerned with Education, with Defense, Environment, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zyrtulai. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 22.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Zyrcrestian economy, worth a remarkable 2,994 trillion zyrces a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 200,612 zyrces, with the richest citizens earning 7.8 times as much as the poorest.

The government regularly publishes lengthy reports on its own excessive recordkeeping, for 25 zyrces tourists can gawk at the site of national tragedy, cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates, and elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume. Crime is totally unknown. Zyrcrestia's national animal is the raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Zyrcrestia is ranked 136,621st in the world and 1,047th in 10000 Islands for Highest Crime Rates, with 1.89 Crimes Per Hour.

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Most Influential: 83rdLargest Publishing Industry: 477thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 896thLeast Corrupt Governments: 959thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,207thTop
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Most Developed: 1,786thMost Cultured: 1,817thSafest: 1,836thSmartest Citizens: 1,915thHighest Economic Output: 2,447thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,825thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,886thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,316thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,473rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,860thHighest Average Incomes: 4,647thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,733rdHealthiest Citizens: 5,734thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,819thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,121stMost Advanced Public Education: 6,193rdLargest Populations: 6,537thLargest Retail Industry: 6,588thBest Weather: 6,834thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,535thTop
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Most Stationary: 7,805thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,056thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,053rdMost Efficient Economies: 10,207thRudest Citizens: 11,590thLargest Governments: 12,219thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,726thLowest Crime Rates: 14,153rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,295th
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 21st in the regionMost Influential: 23rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 31st in the regionSafest: 38th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 41st in the regionMost Developed: 42nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 46th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 47th in the regionMost Cultured: 51st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 55th in the regionLargest Populations: 56th in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 63rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 71st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 75th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 80th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 84th in the regionMost Stationary: 84th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 89th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 90th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 98th in the regionRudest Citizens: 105th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 106th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 121st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 123rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 124th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zyrcrestia's influence in 10000 Islands rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
  • : Following new legislation in Zyrcrestia, elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume.
  • : Following new legislation in Zyrcrestia, cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Zyrcrestia, for 25 zyrces tourists can gawk at the site of national tragedy.
  • : Following new legislation in Zyrcrestia, the government regularly publishes lengthy reports on its own excessive recordkeeping.
  • : Zyrcrestia's influence in 10000 Islands fell from "Vassal" to "Apprentice".
  • : Zyrcrestia's influence in 10000 Islands rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
  • : Following new legislation in Zyrcrestia, army rations are served on silver platters.
  • : Following new legislation in Zyrcrestia, spontaneous nocturnal decapitation is considered 'death by natural causes' for enemies of Zyrcrestia.
  • : Following new legislation in Zyrcrestia, the family of its chancellor bite their thumbs at paparazzi intrusions.

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