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The We don't have a Pretitle of Island Zero

“Stoke the forge and bathe the land in cleansing fire.”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Location: The Alliance of Dictators

Regional Influence: Apprentice

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The We don't have a Pretitle of Island Zero is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Z3 with an iron fist, and renowned for its prohibition of alcohol, sprawling nuclear power plants, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.157 billion Zero Islanders are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Furnace. The average income tax rate is 87.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Zeron economy, worth 242 trillion bits 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, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. 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 209,207 bits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Modern readers say a story is worthless without hyperlinked footnotes and editable wiki format, the nation's soldiers sleep four to a bed in order to use space economically, citizens select which government department gets their income tax bits each year, and tax-payers are funding ever more extravagant movie projects. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Island Zero's national animal is the tardigrade, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Island Zero is ranked 131,019th in the world and 80th in The Alliance of Dictators for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring 428.77 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 1,285thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,786thTop
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Most Armed: 2,797thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,495thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,736thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,862ndLargest Insurance Industry: 4,910thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,928thMost Avoided: 5,011thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,228thMost Secular: 5,445thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,566thHighest Average Incomes: 5,584thSmartest Citizens: 5,730thLowest Crime Rates: 7,641stLargest Governments: 7,829thLargest Black Market: 8,573rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,583rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,961stMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,888thLargest Mining Sector: 9,928thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,152ndTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 13,692ndMost Efficient Economies: 15,176thMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,760thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,139thMost Developed: 17,037thHealthiest Citizens: 17,047thMost Influential: 17,803rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 18,354thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19,752nd
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 10th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 10th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 11 » Independent Federation of Croatia, Veradax, The Peoples Republic of Baschland, Spiritual Republic of Caryton, Terlanagli Army, Empoleon Corporation, Karterstan, Hedonians, Polio, Nuzozya, and Stermmuna.