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The People's Republic of United Zealandic

“In Omnia Paratus”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
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World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: The Leftist Assembly


United Zealandic

Population2.883 billion


AnimalHarpy eagle

The People's Republic of United Zealandic is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Kyōsuke with a fair hand, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 2.883 billion United Zealandicians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Xraescia. The average income tax rate is 83.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Zealandicians economy, worth 910 trillion Xriks 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 Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, 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 an amazing 315,917 Xriks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is attempting to impose a new national language on the public, tabloids coo over Kyōsuke's expected child, an aboriginal talking stick is used for leaders' debates at election time, and social networking sites have discussion groups devoted to planning terrorist attacks. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. United Zealandic's national animal is the Harpy eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

United Zealandic is ranked 1,661st in the world and 2nd in The Leftist Assembly for Highest Average Incomes, with 315,917.98 Standard Monetary Units.

Highest Poor Incomes: 785thMost Subsidized Industry: 972ndRudest Citizens: 1,026thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,456thHighest Drug Use: 1,482ndLargest Gambling Industry: 1,586thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,619thHighest Average Incomes: 1,661stLargest Black Market: 1,878thHighest Crime Rates: 1,960thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,118thMost Efficient Economies: 2,393rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,414thMost Influential: 2,444thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,615thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,683rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,791stMost Armed: 2,804thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,120thLargest Retail Industry: 4,380thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,886thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,042ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,588thSmartest Citizens: 6,108thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,580thMost Developed: 6,757thLargest Governments: 7,532ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,690thNudest: 8,617thMost Cultured: 9,693rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,088thMost Secular: 10,292ndTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 10,669thLargest Agricultural Sector: 11,819thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,891stMost Avoided: 12,092ndLongest Average Lifespans: 12,728thMost Inclusive: 12,820thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,478thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 15,743rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,869thHighest Economic Output: 18,556thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 19,474th
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionNudest: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 11th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 12th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 12th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 14th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 16th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18th in the regionMost Influential: 19th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 21st in the regionTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 24th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 31st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 34th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 43rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 45th in the region

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