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Most Armed: 449thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 559thFattest Citizens: 571st
The Armed Republic of
Compulsory Consumerist State Consumerist Wage Drones
We can kill it, even if it doesn't bleed.
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population4.105 billion

LeaderLexi Zaelin


The Armed Republic of Zaelith is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Lexi Zaelin with an iron fist, and renowned for its enslaved workforce, unlimited-speed roads, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 4.105 billion Zaelithians 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 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 2.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Zaelithian economy, worth 945 trillion Zils a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 230,265 Zils, with the richest citizens earning 7.6 times as much as the poorest.

Lexi Zaelin's opponents have adopted dogs to chase away the mailman, government fact-checkers use surprising amounts of high explosive, college-level writing classes are taught by undergraduate editors of the school newspaper, and the phrase "you might think that but I couldn't possibly comment" is the closest you'll get to a straight answer from Zaelithian politicians. 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 56,833rd in the world and 1,789th in the South Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 25.82 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Most Armed: 449thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 559thFattest Citizens: 571stHighest Crime Rates: 751stLargest Retail Industry: 835thMost Avoided: 929thLargest Gambling Industry: 960thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,109thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,255thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,280thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,389thMost Influential: 1,577thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,617thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,720thMost Secular: 1,924thTop
Rudest Citizens: 2,588thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,615thMost Efficient Economies: 2,934thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,201stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,277thHighest Average Incomes: 4,428thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,886thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,091stMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,351stLargest Mining Sector: 5,387thNudest: 5,843rdLargest Insurance Industry: 6,836thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,892ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,667thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9,527thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,347thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,432ndTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,566thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 18,558thHighest Economic Output: 19,606thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,890thMost Pro-Market: 20,291stHighest Drug Use: 22,761stLargest Governments: 24,309th
Most Armed: 18th in the regionFattest Citizens: 20th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 21st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 24th in the regionMost Avoided: 24th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 25th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 32nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 34th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 37th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 38th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 39th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 42nd in the regionMost Secular: 68th in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 85th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 86th in the regionRudest Citizens: 90th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 93rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 94th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 124th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 130th in the regionNudest: 149th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 152nd in the regionMost Influential: 162nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 181st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 188th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 191st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 196th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 201st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 228th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 239th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 278th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 311th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 359th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 371st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 376th in the regionTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 540th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 566th in the regionMost Stationary: 597th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 638th in the regionLargest Governments: 717th in the regionLargest Black Market: 772nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Zaelith, the phrase "you might think that but I couldn't possibly comment" is the closest you'll get to a straight answer from Zaelithian politicians.
  • : Following new legislation in Zaelith, college-level writing classes are taught by undergraduate editors of the school newspaper.
  • : Following new legislation in Zaelith, government fact-checkers use surprising amounts of high explosive.
  • : Zaelith endorsed The Matriarchy of Danily.
  • : Zaelith endorsed The Democratic Republic of Tristan De Cuhna.
  • : Zaelith was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of Tristan De Cuhna.
  • : Zaelith was endorsed by The Matriarchy of Danily.
  • : Following new legislation in Zaelith, Lexi Zaelin's opponents have adopted dogs to chase away the mailman.
  • : Following new legislation in Zaelith, debates on whether toilet seats should be left up or down are increasingly commonplace.
  • : Following new legislation in Zaelith, all streets are privately owned toll roads.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 188 » Wehraboos, Aumeltopia, Erinor, Beepee, Tsunamy, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, 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, Havenfell, Los Lonley Boys, Ancient Slobovia, Escevola, Rebel-topia, Abarri, St Oaks, Blaash, USNE2018, Oreo States, New Briantown, Antarctic Empires, Wese Zippopiteradgil, Avalonica, Sedunn, Amerion, Mapico, Japanese Federal Republic, and 138 others.Nova Montron, Sthalrim, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Salguod, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, North Kanuckistan, Yeldarbsland, The naked people, Bleakfoot, PenguinPies, Bawkie, Terran Draconia, Techganet, Tioloman, Ebonhand, Kringalia, West Pastafaria, Anserisa, Turks of The Eastern Calculus, Kandorith, Ralphburg, The Worst army of, Holy Free, Quh, Baltenlands, Compli, Marinho Islands, Dis7Nation, Shefino, Andinla, Steampunk Engineers, HUElavia, Poopisiya, Gonrati, Auphelia, Laamiva, Corgitopiaa, The Drakan Republic, Royaltica, Sandaoguo, Myness, Drugged Monkeys, Midand, Concrete Slab, Belschaft, House Ahsanul, Tepertopia, Hakk Fiss, Phanama, Bartonia Nova, Crystal Creation, Purple Hyacinth, Brunier, Calistan, Seythennia, Western Calypso Islands, Vanbella, Eskvenn, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, WI SD EA D, Apartment 11F, Utondara, Berlana, Abyssal Phantasm, Rotenaplistan, Euro Pacifica, Xergiokia, The Imperial Frost Federation, Armonitopia, Wakandan Tribes, Roterdamia, Blondiesland, Kingpins, Blaufrankisch, Holota, Treir, Playing Pianos Filled With Flames, Synarion, The White Isles, Lionstrapower, Wallechi, Truskawkoland, Doge Land, Scu Greinne, Qawe, Western Fardelshufflestein, East Nagaland, LadyRebels, The Altan, Levistian, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Arvan Irawer, Bichedder, Eternal Memedom, Libedistan, Westenhald, Yeses, New Belgrade, Ipugao, Republik Hintonia, Sapientiano, Noimosini, Shuckle Empire, Dai Han, The United Australian States, Freavia, Enplatia, Populaa, Oxyliteral, The island of Sorna, Bohenia, Freedoom, Alambar, Herbert Island, Hong Kong Kowloon and New Territories, Pagrosse, Kaoia, Riozo, JavaSiege, Dalegreen, Ragabania, Unojo, Kaleidescooptopia, Beblahbleblo, North Prarie, Agletgreenia, Merevane, Eastern Mekong, Aoz, Green Sofia, Paganan, Independent State of Arstotzka, Doundaly, Kiani, Solanosco, Galebland, Danily, and Tristan De Cuhna.

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