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Zaktoutr

Population32.012 billion

CapitalR'lyeh
LeaderHe Who Is Not to be Named
FaithThe Church of the Abyss

CurrencySoul
AnimalTribble

The Reformed Demonic Assembly of Zaktoutr is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by He Who Is Not to be Named with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ritual sacrifices, enslaved workforce, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 32.012 billion Zaktoutrians 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 minute, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order is also considered important, while Environment and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of R'lyeh. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Zaktoutrian economy, worth an astonishing 20,819 trillion Souls 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 Uranium Mining, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is a breathtaking 650,367 Souls, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,333,626 per year while the poor average 37,102, a ratio of 116 to 1.

Extraordinary rendition is nothing out of the ordinary, jaywalking is punishable by public flogging, the jackhammer is considered a tool of artistic criticism, and colonists who were promised new lands find only war-torn devastation. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Zaktoutr's national animal is the Tribble, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Church of the Abyss.

Zaktoutr is ranked 3,443rd in the world and 1st in Awful Circle for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 116.8 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Most Corrupt Governments: 9thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 18thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 33rdMost Avoided: 38thHighest Disposable Incomes: 41stLargest Mining Sector: 44thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 62ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 63rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 65thLargest Agricultural Sector: 65thLargest Insurance Industry: 70thHighest Economic Output: 75thLargest Retail Industry: 82ndFattest Citizens: 87thLargest Gambling Industry: 88thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 95thHighest Average Incomes: 108thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 137thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 268thRudest Citizens: 283rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 336thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 426thMost Ignorant Citizens: 471stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 592ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 699thMost Stationary: 798thLowest Crime Rates: 1,003rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,059thMost Devout: 1,102ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,514thLargest Populations: 1,961stTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,443rdMost Conservative: 4,431stMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,878thLargest Black Market: 5,221stMost Efficient Economies: 6,206thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,031stMost Influential: 8,061stLargest Governments: 8,861stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,328thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 12,487thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,298thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,474thMost Armed: 16,142ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,994th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Zaktoutr, colonists who were promised new lands find only war-torn devastation.
  • : Following new legislation in Zaktoutr, the jackhammer is considered a tool of artistic criticism.
  • : Following new legislation in Zaktoutr, jaywalking is punishable by public flogging.
  • : Following new legislation in Zaktoutr, extraordinary rendition is nothing out of the ordinary.
  • : Following new legislation in Zaktoutr, rumours have it that a secret police is responsible for the recent spate of missing persons.
  • : Following new legislation in Zaktoutr, exports are stamped with "made by the invisible hand you commies".
  • : Following new legislation in Zaktoutr, formerly fertile fields are being leached dry of nutrients by intensive farming.
  • : Following new legislation in Zaktoutr, Zaktoutrians must literally pay their respects to hear from their political representatives.
  • : Following new legislation in Zaktoutr, crime suspects are forced to submit to blood testing.
  • : Following new legislation in Zaktoutr, possession of tomato seeds with intent to garden is a criminal offence.

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