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Tzuland

Population19.054 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 zero percent divorce rate, free-roaming dinosaurs, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 19.054 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 22,290 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 1,169,857 Golds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Contestants on Tzuland's Got Talent are screened by the government to make sure that they actually have talent, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation', the police crack down on tax evaders without mercy, and foreign planes and migratory birds are shot down as spies. 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 215,427th in the world and 151st in Yggdrasil for Most Politically Free, scoring 13.71 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Highest Poor Incomes: 3rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rdHighest Average Incomes: 3rdLowest Crime Rates: 3rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9thLargest Black Market: 11thLargest Governments: 13thMost Subsidized Industry: 14thMost Corrupt Governments: 16thMost Efficient Economies: 16thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20thLargest Mining Sector: 20thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21stLargest Insurance Industry: 25thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 26thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 31stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 44thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 54thHighest Economic Output: 60thHighest Average Tax Rates: 93rdMost Secular: 119thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 136thMost Avoided: 157thLargest Retail Industry: 193rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 200thSafest: 219thSmartest Citizens: 291stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 390thMost Developed: 440thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 443rdLongest Average Lifespans: 489thMost Advanced Public Education: 489thMost Advanced Public Transport: 540thMost Valuable International Artwork: 628thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 641stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 793rdLargest Gambling Industry: 1,015thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,062ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,315thRudest Citizens: 1,685thMost Influential: 2,008thTop
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Fattest Citizens: 7,361stLargest Populations: 8,241stMost Authoritarian: 11,205thMost Conservative: 11,693rdTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 16,845th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionMost Conservative: 8th in the regionRudest Citizens: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 9th in the regionMost Influential: 10th in the regionFattest Citizens: 15th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, foreign planes and migratory birds are shot down as spies.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, the police crack down on tax evaders without mercy.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation'.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, contestants on Tzuland's Got Talent are screened by the government to make sure that they actually have talent.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, all telephone traffic is monitored for 'national security reasons'.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, prisons are filled with the cackles and sobs of a deranged inmate population.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, doctors prescribe medicines but they rarely dispense hope or compassion.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, the government burgles the houses of holidaying citizens.
  • : Tzuland's influence in Yggdrasil rose from "Envoy" to "Diplomat".
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, Big Brother is still watching even when your big brother is dead.

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