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Most Ignorant Citizens: 309thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 605thFattest Citizens: 620th
The Corporatocracy of
Corporate Police State Halliburton
Wealth brings health.
Primary Shareholder Zarkso
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Zalodia

Population6.63 billion

CapitalZalosanti
LeaderPrimary Shareholder Zarkso
FaithProfitism

CurrencyZark
AnimalRaccoon

The Corporatocracy of Zalodia is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Primary Shareholder Zarkso with an iron fist, and remarkable for its closed borders, barren, inhospitable landscape, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.63 billion Zalodians 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, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zalosanti. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Zalodian economy, worth a remarkable 1,577 trillion Zarks a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 238,000 Zarks, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 671,825 per year while the poor average 67,492, a ratio of 10.0 to 1.

Orthopaedics patients often have a bounce in their step, the government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid, parents must decide between buying food and taking their children to the park, and nerds everywhere are rejoicing as they are reunited with their computers. 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. Zalodia's national animal is the Raccoon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Profitism.

Zalodia is ranked 864th in the world and 2nd in New Western Empire for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 21,389.44 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 309thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 605thFattest Citizens: 620thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 638thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 815thLargest Gambling Industry: 864thMost Avoided: 877thLargest Retail Industry: 931stLargest Mining Sector: 970thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,133rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,149thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,254thMost Devout: 1,375thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,583rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,991stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,028thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,039thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,091stTop
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Most Primitive: 3,114thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,665thHighest Average Incomes: 3,857thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,935thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,971stRudest Citizens: 5,781stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,028thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,785thMost Efficient Economies: 7,305thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,719thMost Influential: 7,982ndMost Armed: 9,564thHighest Economic Output: 10,229thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 12,729thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 20,827thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21,073rdLargest Black Market: 22,480th
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Primitive: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Pro-Market: 12th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 14th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 16th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zalodia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Zalodia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn The Land of Kings and Emperors".
  • : Zalodia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Sovereign Justice Accord".
  • : Following new legislation in Zalodia, nerds everywhere are rejoicing as they are reunited with their computers.
  • : Following new legislation in Zalodia, parents must decide between buying food and taking their children to the park.
  • : Following new legislation in Zalodia, the government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid.
  • : Zalodia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
  • : Zalodia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Pedagogical Freedom".
  • : Following new legislation in Zalodia, orthopaedics patients often have a bounce in their step.
  • : Zalodia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commercial Arbitration Recognition".

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