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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,096thRudest Citizens: 2,575thLargest Retail Industry: 2,656th
The Armed Federation of
Capitalist Paradise Corporate Slave State
Twirling towards freedom!
Leader
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Zarulia

Population1.274 billion

CapitalQuantico
LeaderLeader
Faithall 6208 of them

CurrencyZarulian dollars
AnimalRabbit

The Armed Federation of Zarulia is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, pith helmet sales, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 1.274 billion Zarulians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Quantico. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 35.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Zarulian economy, worth 237 trillion Zarulian dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 186,151 Zarulian dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 627,909 per year while the poor average 40,852, a ratio of 15.4 to 1.

Foreign nations often blame poverty and terrorism on Zarulian selfishness, Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity, stony-faced prosecutors play loud gangster rap music during court proceedings, and lawyers spend as much time preparing their make-up as they do their briefs. Crime is totally unknown. Zarulia's national animal is the Rabbit, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is all 6208 of them.

Zarulia is ranked 85,384th in the world and 720th in Europe for Lowest Crime Rates, with 64.65 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,096thTop
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Rudest Citizens: 2,575thLargest Retail Industry: 2,656thMost Avoided: 2,770thMost Influential: 3,280thMost Armed: 3,792ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,237thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,295thFattest Citizens: 4,583rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,877thMost Efficient Economies: 6,361stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6,441stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,248thHighest Average Incomes: 8,208thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,336thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9,222ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,288thLargest Mining Sector: 9,437thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,910thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,381stMost Secular: 10,502ndTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 13,581stMost Inclusive: 15,709thSmartest Citizens: 16,210thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17,176thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,435thMost Pro-Market: 18,927thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 19,277thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 19,491stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20,343rdMost Developed: 20,467thLargest Governments: 22,256thLargest Gambling Industry: 22,744thLargest Black Market: 24,367th
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Most Armed: 18th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 20th in the regionFattest Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Avoided: 22nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 27th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 27th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 28th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 38th in the regionRudest Citizens: 38th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 46th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 48th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 53rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 53rd in the regionTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 79th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 83rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 85th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 87th in the regionLargest Black Market: 98th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 101st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 107th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 109th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 115th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 124th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Zarulia, lawyers spend as much time preparing their make-up as they do their briefs.
  • : Zarulia was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Nuevo Europa.
  • : Following new legislation in Zarulia, stony-faced prosecutors play loud gangster rap music during court proceedings.
  • : Following new legislation in Zarulia, Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity.
  • : Zarulia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Following new legislation in Zarulia, foreign nations often blame poverty and terrorism on Zarulian selfishness.
  • : Following new legislation in Zarulia, cutting-edge missile systems are being retrofitted to twin-prop air force biplanes.
  • : Zarulia lodged a message on the Europe Regional Message Board.
  • : Zarulia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Kelssek".
  • : Zarulia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Long-Term Storage Of Produced Waste".

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 109 » The Champions League, Invernessia, Saint Domingo, St Scarlett, Elisabethshagen, Yahlia, Leranditale, Northern German Federation, Savinecross, Leszno, Thracia Republic, Ausvelt, North of Americas, Pilipinas and Malaya, Bathera, Someseni, GanymedEuropa, Shaor, Destyntine, The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, Irminsulia, Dark Matter, Republic of Satherland, The New Nordic Union, Walfo, Sicilian Imperial-Capitalist Empire, Jim the Baptist, The Seven Provinces, Regnum Italiae, Socialist Balkans, An Clar, Abject Ludicrosity, The Kingdom of Denmark, Jahass, Maraleeri, Mons Graupius, Moravian-Silesian Kingdom, Chronus, Imperium Anglorum, Stumphosse Res, Azitupia, The Reunited Yugoslavs, NorthPortugal, Seims, Leiningerland, Meropis, Rivierenland, Francitanie, Prussian-Union, Crestphalia, and 59 others.The New Mexican Confederation, Owlograd, Armbruster, Ashckar, Vostokian Union, Parliamentary Laramidia, The States of Texas and Arkansas, Enway, Outer Sparta, Saiwania, Eritei, Estellan, Thracia and Crimea, Estoniia, Falvaard, Dauershire, Termasek, Slavonia and Srijem, Boldia, Soviet Taoistan, Trixeland, Kanokla, Agrigentian, Kyrica, Uzbek Khan, Eski, Corosky, Maritzal, Galway-Dublin, Umeria, Christian Terra, Yoannes, Ostermarch, Chioganah, Wombelland, Germany Third Reich, Anskerdank, The Pontic State, Nardin, Nea Europa, Evergreen Keys, Ansington, Valtrona, Imperial Kaiserreich Germany, Purgatio, Wessex and Cornwall, Durlia, Eco-Paris Reformation, New Ylicia, Mynox, Northwest Isles, Quentenia, Asparagusia, Toaddia, Greater Dragunovia, Lovisa, New Rocland, Iskattland, and Nuevo Europa.

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