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Tzuland

Population19.488 billion

CapitalFort Tzuland
LeaderGeneral Tzu
FaithTzuism

CurrencyGold
AnimalGolden Pig

The Military Dictatorship of Tzuland is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by General Tzu with an iron fist, and notable for its compulsory vegetarianism, public floggings, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 19.488 billion Tzulandians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

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 22,533 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 1,156,295 Golds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Professionals are ready to retire by the time they receive permission to use their credentials, no one believes anything until it has been strenuously tested and peer-reviewed, citizens are permitted to carry concealed handguns, and citizens are deployed to barren deserts to protect small territorial claims. 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 387th in the world and 2nd in Yggdrasil for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 14,103.08 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2ndHighest Average Incomes: 3rdHighest Poor Incomes: 3rdLowest Crime Rates: 3rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9thLargest Black Market: 12thLargest Governments: 12thMost Corrupt Governments: 16thMost Efficient Economies: 16thMost Subsidized Industry: 17thLargest Mining Sector: 20thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 23rdLargest Insurance Industry: 24thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 29thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 31stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 49thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 52ndHighest Economic Output: 59thHighest Average Tax Rates: 93rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 130thMost Avoided: 150thSafest: 201stLargest Agricultural Sector: 202ndLargest Retail Industry: 211thSmartest Citizens: 266thMost Secular: 269thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 387thMost Developed: 409thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 448thLongest Average Lifespans: 462ndMost Advanced Public Education: 490thMost Advanced Public Transport: 556thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 627thMost Valuable International Artwork: 703rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 841stLargest Gambling Industry: 1,091stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,109thRudest Citizens: 1,404thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,407thMost Influential: 2,080thTop
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Largest Populations: 8,192ndTop
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Most Authoritarian: 13,301stMost Conservative: 16,214thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,372ndFattest Citizens: 18,607th
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 3rd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionRudest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 10th in the regionMost Influential: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 15th in the regionLargest Populations: 19th in the regionFattest Citizens: 20th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, citizens are deployed to barren deserts to protect small territorial claims.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, citizens are permitted to carry concealed handguns.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, no one believes anything until it has been strenuously tested and peer-reviewed.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, professionals are ready to retire by the time they receive permission to use their credentials.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, children wondering what happens to pets after they die are shown where the compost heap is.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, giggling teens are asked to put their mouths on rubber dolls.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, the number of judges has tripled in recent months.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, citizens are expected to be proficient in at least five languages.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, nuclear physics is the most popular course at university.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, foreign envoys that want to visit Tzuland now have to navigate real minefields in addition to the political ones.

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