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The Queendom of ZBJ

“Unity, Discipline, Work”

Category: Anarchy
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Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Hsiao Han



Population5.155 billion


The Queendom of ZBJ is a colossal, socially progressive nation, notable for its irreverence towards religion, absence of drug laws, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 5.155 billion ZBJians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Defense, with Education also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Social Policy are ignored. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.4%.

The strong ZBJian economy, worth 268 trillion betales a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Pizza Delivery industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 52,112 betales, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 354,299 per year while the poor average 2,800, a ratio of 126 to 1.

The alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, surveillance cameras are banned, and ZBJ's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region. Crime is a major problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. ZBJ's national animal is the deer, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

ZBJ is ranked 1,275th in the world and 1st in Hsiao Han for Highest Drug Use, scoring 120 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Most Extensive Civil Rights: 1,248thHighest Drug Use: 1,275thMost Extreme: 1,394thMost Pro-Market: 1,720thTop
Most Politically Free: 2,314thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,372ndHighest Crime Rates: 4,827thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,844thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5,369thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,376thNudest: 6,555thRudest Citizens: 7,184thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,194thTop
Fattest Citizens: 10,988thMost Armed: 11,564thMost Avoided: 13,436thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,841st
Nudest: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Extreme: 3rd in the regionTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionMost Politically Free: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 9th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 10th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 12th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Armed: 15th in the regionTop
Most Avoided: 25th in the regionFattest Citizens: 30th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : ZBJ was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Pro-Market.
  • : ZBJ was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector and Highest Unexpected Death Rate.
  • : ZBJ was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Pro-Market and Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : ZBJ's influence in Hsiao Han fell from "Apprentice" to "Squire".
  • : ZBJ's influence in Hsiao Han fell from "Hermit" to "Apprentice".
  • : ZBJ's influence in Hsiao Han rose from "Zero" to "Hermit".
  • : ZBJ lodged a message on the Hsiao Han Regional Message Board.
  • : ZBJ relocated from Purgatory to Hsiao Han.
  • : ZBJ's influence in Purgatory rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : ZBJ's influence in Purgatory rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".