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The Entwined Providences of Zarbik


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Location: Institute of Cellulose

Regional Influence: Diplomat


The Entwined Providences of Zarbik is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Camilo with an iron fist, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, vat-grown people, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.776 billion Zarbikians 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 large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vik Novum. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 88.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Zarbikian economy, worth 275 trillion Atzzes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 155,004 Atzzes, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 867,040 per year while the poor average 13,778, a ratio of 62.9 to 1.

The police use sound cannons and mortars to deal with loud parties, minorities play dumb to get more welfare payments, puppies given out free in marketing promotions are often tossed straight into the trash, and census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zarbik's national animal is the Beaver, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is atheism.

Zarbik is ranked 4,260th in the world and 5th in Institute of Cellulose for Most Secular, with 98.48 Atheism Rate.

Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,411thTop
Most Armed: 3,306thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,008thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,112thMost Secular: 4,260thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,032ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,845thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,860thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,188thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,356thMost Developed: 7,982ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,074thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,952ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,966thMost Efficient Economies: 9,203rdLargest Governments: 9,926thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,505thRudest Citizens: 10,602ndSmartest Citizens: 10,800thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,704thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,908thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11,940thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,451stHighest Average Incomes: 13,172ndLowest Crime Rates: 13,786thMost Cultured: 17,604thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 19,116thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19,419thLargest Retail Industry: 21,303rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,112thMost Inclusive: 22,131stMost Influential: 22,143rdHealthiest Citizens: 22,493rdLongest Average Lifespans: 22,704th
Most Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Armed: 7th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 9th in the regionRudest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 10th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10th in the regionMost Stationary: 11th in the regionMost Developed: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12th in the regionMost Cultured: 13th in the regionLargest Governments: 13th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 13th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 14th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 15th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 15th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 13 » Kingdom of Englands, MLGDogeland, Boris Cult, Joeanian Republic, Cormoe, Alexander the Magnus, New Ryansville, Just porymonia, The Souless Damned, United Departments Of Europe, Cassthellum, Gun Fon Imm, and Wechaiyae.