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The Plutocratic Banana Republic of Zerentopia

“The time to buy is when there's blood in the streets”

Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Location: the Rejected Realms

Regional Influence: Apprentice

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The Plutocratic Banana Republic of Zerentopia is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by King CEO President Johan Liebert with an iron fist, and notable for its closed borders, triple-decker prams, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 9.355 billion Zerentopians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Central City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Zerentopian economy, worth a remarkable 4,262 trillion Braxes a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 455,629 Braxes, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,266,830 per year while the poor average 4,109, a ratio of 1,038 to 1.

Human tissue is grown in vats as a delicacy as well as for transplants, blind students are at a disadvantage now that test papers printed in braille have been discontinued, the government response to disaster victims starving for bread is "let them eat stale cake", and police pull people off the street for even mentioning the word plane. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Zerentopia's national animal is the Phoenix, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Money.

Zerentopia is ranked 205,469th in the world and 5,752nd in the Rejected Realms for Highest Average Tax Rates, with -6.2 Effective Tax Rate.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 29thLargest Retail Industry: 48thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 70thFattest Citizens: 105thMost Avoided: 119thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 135thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 146thMost Corrupt Governments: 155thHighest Disposable Incomes: 158thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 201stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 214thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 226thLargest Mining Sector: 265thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 276thLargest Insurance Industry: 295thLargest Gambling Industry: 301stMost Efficient Economies: 310thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 325thHighest Average Incomes: 435thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 442ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 618thMost Valuable International Artwork: 792ndRudest Citizens: 800thMost Devout: 1,155thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,221stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,288thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,602ndTop
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Most Armed: 2,398thHighest Economic Output: 2,400thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,533rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,620thMost Influential: 2,821stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,040thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,759thLargest Governments: 4,916thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,349thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,891stLowest Crime Rates: 7,629thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,737thTop
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Largest Black Market: 12,422ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 15,298th
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionMost Avoided: 9th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionMost Influential: 14th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 14th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 14th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 14th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 14th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 15th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 21st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 29th in the regionMost Devout: 30th in the regionRudest Citizens: 31st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 33rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 36th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 65th in the regionMost Armed: 67th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 69th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 92nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 129th in the regionLargest Governments: 131st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 137th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 182nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 220th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 248th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 300th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 458th in the regionLargest Populations: 495th in the regionLargest Black Market: 522nd in the region

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