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The Military Dictatorship of Tzuland

“Ignorance is Bliss”

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

Location: Yggdrasil

Regional Influence: Duckspeaker


The Military Dictatorship of Tzuland is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by General Tzu with an iron fist, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, anti-smoking policies, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 17.081 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 18,939 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 1,108,777 Golds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens are regularly arrested in queues for 'loitering', the subway is dead quiet in early afternoons, to 'cut off family ties' is no longer just a phrase, and the sound of office water cooler chatter has been replaced by the whirring of computer cooling fans. 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 is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Tzuism.

Tzuland is ranked 184,282nd in the world and 151st in Yggdrasil for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -351 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

Highest Poor Incomes: 3rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rdLowest Crime Rates: 4thHighest Average Incomes: 4thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11thMost Subsidized Industry: 13thMost Efficient Economies: 14thLargest Black Market: 15thLargest Governments: 17thMost Corrupt Governments: 18thLargest Mining Sector: 21stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 23rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 24thLargest Insurance Industry: 26thLargest Information Technology Sector: 30thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 35thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 48thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 52ndHighest Economic Output: 86thHighest Average Tax Rates: 109thLargest Retail Industry: 143rdMost Avoided: 152ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 164thLargest Agricultural Sector: 192ndMost Secular: 204thSafest: 209thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 353rdSmartest Citizens: 473rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 605thMost Developed: 635thMost Advanced Public Transport: 719thLongest Average Lifespans: 730thMost Advanced Public Education: 801stLargest Gambling Industry: 841stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 880thMost Valuable International Artwork: 938thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 963rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,021stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,063rdMost Influential: 1,605thFattest Citizens: 1,711thRudest Citizens: 1,830thTop
Largest Populations: 8,521stTop
Most Authoritarian: 12,876thMost Conservative: 15,010thMost Stationary: 15,491stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,174th
Largest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7th in the regionFattest Citizens: 7th in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 9th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 9th in the regionMost Conservative: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 10th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 13th in the regionMost Developed: 13th in the regionMost Influential: 15th in the region

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