|Category: Corrupt Dictatorship|
Regional Influence: Nipper
Location: The Leftist Assembly
The Democratic States of Zanzi Clique is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates. The cynical population of 218 million Zanzi Cliqueans 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 large, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 51.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The sizeable but sluggish Zanzi Cliquean economy, worth 5.62 trillion Bananas 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 slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Pizza Delivery, Furniture Restoration, Information Technology, 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 25,761 Bananas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
The automotive industry soaks up huge government handouts, gambling is outlawed, jails have become colloquially known as 'vampire houses', and it is rumoured that Leader uses a magic 8-ball to make policy decisions. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zanzi Clique's national animal is the Godzilla, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Zanzi Clique's influence in The Leftist Assembly rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : Zanzi Clique's influence in The Leftist Assembly rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : Zanzi Clique's influence in The Leftist Assembly rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : Zanzi Clique was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
- : Zanzi Clique's influence in The Leftist Assembly rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Following new legislation in Zanzi Clique, it is rumoured that Leader uses a magic 8-ball to make policy decisions.
- : Following new legislation in Zanzi Clique, jails have become colloquially known as 'vampire houses'.
- : Zanzi Clique applied to join the World Assembly.
- : Following new legislation in Zanzi Clique, gambling is outlawed.
- : Zanzi Clique relocated from The Pacific to The Leftist Assembly.