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The Queen's State of Zaranel

“Dare to advance”

Category: Corporate Bordello
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Ambassador

Location: Port Vila

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Zaranel

Population12.399 billion

Currencybetale
Animaldeer

The Queen's State of Zaranel is a gargantuan, efficient nation, notable for its complete absence of social welfare. The hard-working, democratic population of 12.399 billion Zaranelians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The relatively small, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Spirituality, and Education. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 11.5%.

The powerhouse Zaranelian economy, worth 444 trillion betales a year, is quite specialized and led by the Cheese Exports industry, with major contributions from Woodchip Exports, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Soda Sales. Average income is 35,880 betales, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 119,423 per year while the poor average 8,032, a ratio of 14.9 to 1.

Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Zaranel's national animal is the deer.

Zaranel is ranked 93,466th in the world and 5th in Port Vila for Most Cultured, scoring 64 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Top
5%
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 6,503rdTop
10%
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 13,886thHighest Crime Rates: 14,752ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16,098thLargest Populations: 16,348thMost Pro-Market: 16,556th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zaranel was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Zaranel's influence in Port Vila fell from "Auxiliary" to "Ambassador".
  • : Zaranel's influence in Port Vila rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
  • : Zaranel's influence in Port Vila rose from "Diplomat" to "Ambassador".
  • : Zaranel's influence in Port Vila rose from "Envoy" to "Diplomat".
  • : Zaranel's influence in Port Vila rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Envoy".
  • : Zaranel's influence in Port Vila rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Zaranel's influence in Port Vila rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
  • : Zaranel's influence in Port Vila rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • : Zaranel's influence in Port Vila rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".

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