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The Empire of Wese Zippopiteradgil

“A speech a day keeps those leeches away.” Overlord Apu Abuhabuhai

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Page

Location: the South Pacific

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Wese Zippopiteradgil

Population3.049 billion

CapitalThe Silvern City
LeaderOverlord Apu Abuhabuhai
FaithEternal Chess Club

Currencyshare
AnimalMegasloth

The Empire of Wese Zippopiteradgil is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Overlord Apu Abuhabuhai with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, digital currency, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 3.049 billion Wese Zippopiteradgilians 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 relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Silvern City. The average income tax rate is 66.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Wese Zippopiteradgilian economy, worth 752 trillion shares 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, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. 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 246,665 shares, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The rich tend their gardens inside gated urban farming communities, Wese Zippopiteradgilian tourists are encouraged to hand out spare condoms to locals while on vacation, organ donation is compulsory, and tabloids coo over Overlord Apu Abuhabuhai's expected child. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Wese Zippopiteradgil's national animal is the Megasloth, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Eternal Chess Club.

Wese Zippopiteradgil is ranked 133,318th in the world and 5,395th in the South Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -66.69 on the Hayek Index.

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1%
Most Secular: 841stHighest Poor Incomes: 1,197thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,293rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,460thTop
5%
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1,594thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,625thMost Influential: 1,958thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,135thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,234thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,733rdLargest Black Market: 2,737thHighest Average Incomes: 2,983rdMost Corrupt Governments: 3,161stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,627thLargest Retail Industry: 5,894thSmartest Citizens: 6,015thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,513thLargest Mining Sector: 6,759thTop
10%
Lowest Crime Rates: 8,176thHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,343rdMost Efficient Economies: 9,408thLargest Governments: 10,114thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,640thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,769thMost Cultured: 11,248thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,472ndMost Subsidized Industry: 11,521stMost Advanced Public Education: 11,816thRudest Citizens: 14,689th
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1%
Most Secular: 30th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 31st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 34th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 37th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 46th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 50th in the regionLargest Black Market: 50th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 52nd in the regionTop
5%
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 73rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 74th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 78th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 83rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 128th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 139th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 168th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 172nd in the regionMost Influential: 192nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 193rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 214th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 223rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 226th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 242nd in the regionLargest Governments: 257th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 278th in the regionTop
10%
Highest Economic Output: 307th in the regionMost Cultured: 325th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 328th in the regionRudest Citizens: 343rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 351st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 427th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 445th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 460th in the regionNudest: 480th in the regionMost Developed: 486th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 489th in the regionMost Stationary: 524th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 585th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Wese Zippopiteradgil, tabloids coo over Overlord Apu Abuhabuhai's expected child.
  • : Following new legislation in Wese Zippopiteradgil, organ donation is compulsory.
  • : Following new legislation in Wese Zippopiteradgil, Wese Zippopiteradgilian tourists are encouraged to hand out spare condoms to locals while on vacation.
  • : Following new legislation in Wese Zippopiteradgil, the rich tend their gardens inside gated urban farming communities.
  • : Following new legislation in Wese Zippopiteradgil, adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère.
  • : Following new legislation in Wese Zippopiteradgil, most of the nation's wealthy aristocrats are dentists.
  • : Following new legislation in Wese Zippopiteradgil, X-Files ratings have hit an all-time low.
  • : Following new legislation in Wese Zippopiteradgil, every day has been a surprise since weather reporters turned to consulting ancient totems for their seven-day forecasts.
  • : Following new legislation in Wese Zippopiteradgil, the nation's industries are scrambling to switch to biodegradable plastics.
  • : Following new legislation in Wese Zippopiteradgil, signatures have been replaced with illegible scribbles.

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World Assembly

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