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Most Income Equality: 7,400thMost Primitive: 14,510thLeast Corrupt Governments: 20,068th
The People's Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Sea’ave di gloria Zyruva!
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Basket Case
Political Freedom
Superb

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Zyruva

Population20 million

Currencyzyruv peso
Animallionfish

The People's Republic of Zyruva is a small, genial nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 20 million Zyruvans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 68.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The basket case Zyruvan economy, worth 224 billion zyruv pesos a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is dominated by the Basket Weaving industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Cheese Exports, and Book Publishing. Average income is 11,217 zyruv pesos, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway, surveillance cameras are banned, every week is blindness awareness week, and the nation's official head of religious affairs is an atheist. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zyruva's national animal is the lionfish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Zyruva is ranked 60,130th in the world and 81st in Refugia for Most Beautiful Environments, with 611.21 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

Top
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Most Income Equality: 7,400thTop
10%
Most Primitive: 14,510thLeast Corrupt Governments: 20,068th
Top
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Most Extreme: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zyruva's influence in Refugia rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Zyruva's influence in Refugia rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Zyruva's influence in Refugia rose from "Zero" to "Nipper".
  • : Zyruva was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Income Equality and the Top 10% for Least Corrupt Governments and Most Primitive.
  • : Following new legislation in Zyruva, the nation's official head of religious affairs is an atheist.
  • : Zyruva relocated from The North Pacific to Refugia.
  • : Zyruva altered its national flag.
  • : Zyruva altered its national flag.
  • : Zyruva altered its national flag.
  • : Following new legislation in Zyruva, every week is blindness awareness week.

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