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The Military Dictatorship of Tzuland

“Ignorance is Bliss”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Location: 10000 Islands

Regional Influence: Nipper

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The Military Dictatorship of Tzuland is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by General Tzu with an iron fist, and remarkable for its flagrant waste-dumping, state-planned economy, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 21.958 billion Tzulandians 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, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fort Tzuland. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Tzulandian economy, worth an astonishing 26,448 trillion Golds 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 Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, 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 a breathtaking 1,204,492 Golds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

The government is denying reports that criminals injected with experimental drugs have turned into monstrous supervillains, anyone who so much as frowns risks being referred to a mental health unit, cute fluffy little General Tzus are increasingly popular exotic pets, and good-looking doctors are obliged by law to give foot rubs to General Tzu. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tzuland's national animal is the Golden Pig, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Tzuism.

Tzuland is ranked 4th in the world and 1st in 10000 Islands for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 262,070.81 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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Lowest Crime Rates: 2ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2ndHighest Average Incomes: 3rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4thHighest Poor Incomes: 7thLargest Governments: 7thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9thLargest Black Market: 11thMost Patriotic: 11thMost Corrupt Governments: 15thLargest Mining Sector: 17thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21stMost Efficient Economies: 21stLargest Insurance Industry: 23rdMost Subsidized Industry: 27thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 28thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 33rdHighest Economic Output: 45thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 49thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 52ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 84thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 119thMost Secular: 185thLargest Agricultural Sector: 189thSmartest Citizens: 219thSafest: 263rdLargest Retail Industry: 341stMost Advanced Public Education: 364thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 425thMost Advanced Public Transport: 470thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 472ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 557thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 596thMost Valuable International Artwork: 930thRudest Citizens: 1,096thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,134thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,264thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,618thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,860thLargest Populations: 7,747thTop
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Most Developed: 13,363rdHealthiest Citizens: 16,065thMost Conservative: 16,407thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,239thMost Authoritarian: 18,015th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Patriotic: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7th in the regionMost Secular: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 12th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12th in the regionTop
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 17th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 17th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 21st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 24th in the regionRudest Citizens: 26th in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 80th in the regionLargest Populations: 80th in the regionMost Conservative: 82nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 96th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 135th in the region

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