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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: Yggdrasil

Regional Influence: Diplomat

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The Military Dictatorship of Tzuland is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by General Tzu with an iron fist, and renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, vat-grown people, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 19.341 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 22,504 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 Retail. 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 1,163,550 Golds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain, the nation has always been at war with Moltovea, the government snoops on private internet connections, and General Tzu's office has a newly installed Max-Man arcade game programmed by a 5th-grader. 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 122nd in the world and 1st in Yggdrasil for Most Secular, with 99.31 Atheism Rate.

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Lowest Crime Rates: 3rdHighest Average Incomes: 3rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rdHighest Poor Incomes: 3rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9thLargest Black Market: 11thLargest Governments: 13thMost Subsidized Industry: 15thMost Efficient Economies: 16thMost Corrupt Governments: 16thLargest Mining Sector: 20thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 23rdLargest Insurance Industry: 25thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 28thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 31stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 47thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 52ndHighest Economic Output: 58thHighest Average Tax Rates: 92ndMost Secular: 122ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 136thMost Avoided: 151stLargest Retail Industry: 194thLargest Agricultural Sector: 197thSafest: 217thSmartest Citizens: 270thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 386thMost Developed: 440thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 448thLongest Average Lifespans: 491stMost Advanced Public Education: 496thMost Advanced Public Transport: 539thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 635thMost Valuable International Artwork: 643rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 753rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,043rdLargest Gambling Industry: 1,062ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,353rdRudest Citizens: 1,497thMost Influential: 2,056thTop
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Fattest Citizens: 6,767thLargest Populations: 8,231stMost Conservative: 11,137thMost Authoritarian: 12,027thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 16,492nd
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Lowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6th in the regionMost Conservative: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionRudest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 9th in the regionMost Influential: 10th in the regionFattest Citizens: 16th in the region

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