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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,219thMost Influential: 2,043rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,100th
The Republic of
Corrupt Dictatorship
So we might be weak our minds are strong
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Zachlend

Population1.781 billion

CapitalHamington
LeaderZachariah VII
FaithChristianity

CurrencyZooloo
AnimalCat

The Republic of Zachlend is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Zachariah VII with an iron fist, and notable for its closed borders, soft-spoken computers, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 1.781 billion Zachlanders are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, 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 Hamington. The average income tax rate is 55.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Zachlander economy, worth 203 trillion Zooloos a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 114,517 Zooloos, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The tomato-covered corpses that decorate the nation's cities are a favourite amongst morbid tourists, poverty is disloyal to the Motherland, schoolyard sandboxes resemble ashtrays due to the large number of cigarette butts, and there is a 'turn around' sign at every border entrance. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zachlend's national animal is the Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Zachlend is ranked 122,377th in the world and 5,122nd in The North Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 713.5 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,219thMost Influential: 2,043rdTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,100thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,634thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,705thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,075thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,812thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 12,901stMost Devout: 14,706thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,954thMost Cultured: 17,697thLargest Retail Industry: 18,248thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,597thLargest Black Market: 18,942ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 22,755thLowest Crime Rates: 23,199thMost Developed: 23,646th
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 212th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 378th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 428th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 497th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 562nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 588th in the regionMost Devout: 638th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 716th in the regionLargest Black Market: 738th in the regionMost Influential: 777th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 841st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 861st in the regionMost Cultured: 906th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 914th in the region

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