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Most Armed: 564thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 649thFattest Citizens: 701st
The Armed Republic of
Corporate Police State Halliburton
We can kill it, even if it doesn't bleed.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.925 billion

LeaderLexi Zaelin


The Armed Republic of Zaelith is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Lexi Zaelin with an iron fist, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, deadly medical pandemics, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.925 billion Zaelithians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zael. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 2.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Zaelithian economy, worth 637 trillion Zils a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 218,068 Zils, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,300,249 per year while the poor average 16,707, a ratio of 77.8 to 1.

Anyone who so much as looks at Royalty without the proper amount of deference is punished, the military is recruiting war criminals to join its weapons research teams, the single fish caught by Zaelithian fishers last year is cited as evidence of Zaelith's thriving fisheries, and Zaelith isn't what it used to be. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Zaelith's national animal is the Roadkill, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Zaelith is ranked 172,869th in the world and 6,786th in the South Pacific for Highest Poor Incomes, with 16,707.75 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Armed: 564thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 649thFattest Citizens: 701stLargest Gambling Industry: 849thHighest Crime Rates: 907thMost Avoided: 1,153rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,219thLargest Retail Industry: 1,281stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,304thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,439thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,461stMost Influential: 1,542ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,771stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,802ndMost Corrupt Governments: 2,003rdTop
Rudest Citizens: 2,640thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,267thMost Efficient Economies: 3,497thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,501stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,813thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,906thLargest Mining Sector: 4,965thHighest Average Incomes: 4,972ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,361stNudest: 5,962ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,156thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,704thLargest Insurance Industry: 8,074thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,143rdTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,620thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,838thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,084thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,884thMost Secular: 17,225thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 17,507thLargest Black Market: 22,565th
Most Armed: 17th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 18th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 18th in the regionFattest Citizens: 19th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 23rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 24th in the regionMost Avoided: 25th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 36th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 36th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 37th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 46th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 50th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 52nd in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 89th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 90th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 93rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 99th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 106th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 112th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 113th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 128th in the regionMost Influential: 152nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 180th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 181st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 191st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 198th in the regionNudest: 208th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 226th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 268th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 294th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 350th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 354th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 376th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 460th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 461st in the regionLargest Black Market: 538th in the regionMost Secular: 611th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 680th in the regionMost Stationary: 704th in the regionLargest Governments: 831st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zaelith endorsed The Grand Duchy of Ferrhibium.
  • : Zaelith was endorsed by The Grand Duchy of Ferrhibium.
  • : Following new legislation in Zaelith, Zaelith isn't what it used to be.
  • : Following new legislation in Zaelith, the single fish caught by Zaelithian fishers last year is cited as evidence of Zaelith's thriving fisheries.
  • : Following new legislation in Zaelith, the military is recruiting war criminals to join its weapons research teams.
  • : Following new legislation in Zaelith, anyone who so much as looks at Royalty without the proper amount of deference is punished.
  • : Following new legislation in Zaelith, Lexi Zaelin's media campaigns take a hiatus around exam week.
  • : Following new legislation in Zaelith, crime is on the rise as online youths compete to vlog the most shocking scenes of violence.
  • : Following new legislation in Zaelith, protestors are soaking piles of Zils in blood to make a point about government incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Zaelith, tourists often cite 'hiding money in an off-shore banking account' as their main reason to visit the nation.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 160 » Pencil Sharpeners 2, Wehraboos, Aumeltopia, Erinor, Beepee, Tsunamy, Barabarom, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Saciu, Volaworand, Aidenfieeld, Dasko, Qvait, The Filippinas, Land Without Shrimp, Jehenna, Direwolf1, Hanguk-Nippon, The Solar System Scope, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Curlyhoward, The Two Jerseys, Yellunstryer, Seliyan progressive Islands, Bear Connors Paradiso, Kiasu-ism, Pamela And Hepatitis, Pax Dracon, Darakin, Si-topia, Nowa Europa, Aurcania, Unidum, Farengeto, Tsvetania, Luddinlande, Havenfell, Los Lonley Boys, Ancient Slobovia, Escevola, Vincent Field, Rebel-topia, Abarri, St Oaks, Jennaterra, Blaash, USNE2018, Oreo States, Imperial Duck, New Briantown, and 110 others.Antarctic Empires, Wese Zippopiteradgil, Avalonica, Sedunn, Amerion, Mapico, Japanese Federal Republic, Empa Aserium, Nova Montron, Sthalrim, Fighting Kawi Ninja, The Tecorogan Federation, Astraee, Salguod, Free Rad, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, North Kanuckistan, Yeldarbsland, The naked people, Nueva Alta California, Bleakfoot, PenguinPies, Bawkie, Terran Draconia, Ockhamista, Techganet, Tioloman, Rly8h, Ebonhand, Kringalia, West Pastafaria, Anserisa, Humedo, Turks of The Eastern Calculus, Kandorith, CzechoSlovakishMoravia, Ralphburg, The Worst army of, Linguiniland, Moonshining, ChickenDome, Holy Free, Quh, Kervanosia, Elan Sleazebaganno, Baltenlands, Compli, Marinho Islands, Dis7Nation, Shefino, Andinla, Steampunk Engineers, HUElavia, Poopisiya, Gonrati, Vega Naothia, Auphelia, Laamiva, Corgitopiaa, Well F, The Drakan Republic, Royaltica, Sandaoguo, Myness, Drugged Monkeys, Xarbraden, Kedjens, Avia Lavanda, Efferalt, Midand, Concrete Slab, East Lodge, West Fallows, Catillos, Belschaft, House Ahsanul, Weburya, Terreno Travato, Merevane, Philippinia, Tepertopia, Hakk Fiss, Qawe, Phanama, Kricivk, Bartonia Nova, Venestralia, Crystal Creation, Jazzfrezia, Purple Hyacinth, Sam Best, Brunier, Ovkianos, Omiri, Klobitien, Kaoia, The land of Hades, Zataras, Ofaria, Alfama, Calistan, Seythennia, Western Calypso Islands, Vanbella, Integria, Eskvenn, East Sakhlin, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, Novum Sina, and Ferrhibium.

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