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The Military Dictatorship of Tzuland

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Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Duckspeaker

Location: Yggdrasil

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Tzuland

Population17.04 billion

CapitalFort Tzuland
LeaderGeneral Tzu
FaithTzuism

CurrencyGold
AnimalGolden Pig

The Military Dictatorship of Tzuland is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by General Tzu with an iron fist, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, soft-spoken computers, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 17.04 billion Tzulandians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fort Tzuland. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Tzulandian economy, worth an astonishing 18,753 trillion Golds 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Retail. 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 a breathtaking 1,100,579 Golds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Police officers have been re-kitted with designer uniforms and gold-plated handcuffs, most of the nation's wealthy aristocrats are dentists, people think "siege mentality" is a positive trait, and minefields are being deployed along the border to discourage potential emigrants from trying to leave. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tzuland's national animal is the Golden Pig, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Tzuism.

Tzuland is ranked 183,665th in the world and 139th in Yggdrasil for Highest Disposable Incomes, with zero Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rdHighest Poor Incomes: 4thLowest Crime Rates: 4thHighest Average Incomes: 5thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11thMost Subsidized Industry: 14thMost Efficient Economies: 16thLargest Black Market: 17thLargest Governments: 17thMost Corrupt Governments: 18thLargest Mining Sector: 22ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 23rdLargest Insurance Industry: 26thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 27thLargest Information Technology Sector: 30thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 35thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 49thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 53rdHighest Economic Output: 87thHighest Average Tax Rates: 111thLargest Retail Industry: 146thMost Avoided: 151stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 165thMost Secular: 169thLargest Agricultural Sector: 198thSafest: 211thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 361stSmartest Citizens: 473rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 634thMost Developed: 713thMost Advanced Public Transport: 760thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 817thLargest Gambling Industry: 818thMost Advanced Public Education: 827thLongest Average Lifespans: 835thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 881stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 912thMost Valuable International Artwork: 940thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 968thFattest Citizens: 1,540thRudest Citizens: 1,557thMost Influential: 1,586thTop
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Largest Populations: 8,351stTop
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Most Conservative: 13,129thMost Authoritarian: 14,427thMost Stationary: 15,533rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,147th
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Most Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Conservative: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7th in the regionFattest Citizens: 7th in the regionRudest Citizens: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 9th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10th in the regionMost Developed: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 13th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 13th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Tzuland resigned from the World Assembly.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, minefields are being deployed along the border to discourage potential emigrants from trying to leave.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, people think "siege mentality" is a positive trait.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, most of the nation's wealthy aristocrats are dentists.
  • : Tzuland voted for The Empire of Kuriko in Round 2 of the election.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, police officers have been re-kitted with designer uniforms and gold-plated handcuffs.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, family trees become bare as entire branches are lopped off.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, getting an autograph has become harder than ever.
  • : Tzuland voted for The Dictatorship of Trans Anarcho-Communist Lesbian Catgirls in Round 2 of the election.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police.

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