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The Physics Defying Zealots of Zooey

“What goes up... better darn well stay up.”

Category: Corporate Bordello
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Location: The Eternal Forest

Regional Influence: Dominator

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The Physics Defying Zealots of Zooey is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Jovie with a fair hand, and renowned for its ritual sacrifices, national health service, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 13.093 billion Z'an are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The large, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zalopolis. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 43.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Z'in economy, worth 927 trillion chas a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Average income is 70,836 chas, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 232,871 per year while the poor average 16,152, a ratio of 14.4 to 1.

The national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall, most citizens in Zooey are abject pyrophobes after extremely graphic pamphlets were mailed nationwide by the government, Jovie has just been declared ruler of Zooey in an international press conference, and foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle. Crime is almost non-existent. Zooey's national animal is the meerkat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is azalinity.

Zooey is ranked 41,002nd in the world and 1st in The Eternal Forest for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 1,122.6 Tourists Per Hour.

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Nudest: 359thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 7,434thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,224thMost Pacifist: 9,949thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,833rdTop
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Highest Economic Output: 18,425thLargest Populations: 18,523rdMost Developed: 20,373rd

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