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Largest Retail Industry: 42ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 90thFattest Citizens: 107th
The Plutocratic Banana Republic of
Corporate Police State Halliburton
The time to buy is when there's blood in the streets
King CEO President Johan Liebert
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Zerentopia

Population9.665 billion

CapitalCentral City
LeaderKing CEO President Johan Liebert
FaithMoney

CurrencyBrax
AnimalPhoenix

The Plutocratic Banana Republic of Zerentopia is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by King CEO President Johan Liebert with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, sprawling nuclear power plants, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 9.665 billion Zerentopians 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, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Central City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Zerentopian economy, worth a remarkable 4,425 trillion Braxes a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Arms Manufacturing, and Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 457,857 Braxes, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,857,767 per year while the poor average 10,174, a ratio of 379 to 1.

Strange lights seen in the sky are officially regarded as weather balloons or hoaxes and nothing else, people think garlic bread counts as one of their "five a day", EULAs remind customers that "Private Mode" is a browser setting rather than a promise, and financial investors are noting a boom in artillery. 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. Zerentopia's national animal is the Phoenix, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Money.

Zerentopia is ranked 277th in the world and 16th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 32,850.57 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Largest Retail Industry: 42ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 90thFattest Citizens: 107thMost Avoided: 114thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 132ndMost Corrupt Governments: 136thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 144thHighest Disposable Incomes: 157thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 196thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 206thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 222ndLargest Mining Sector: 235thLargest Gambling Industry: 277thLargest Insurance Industry: 280thMost Efficient Economies: 294thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 320thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 410thHighest Average Incomes: 440thLargest Agricultural Sector: 584thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 715thMost Valuable International Artwork: 792ndRudest Citizens: 940thMost Devout: 972ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 976thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,138thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,900thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,998thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 2,305thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,410thMost Influential: 2,633rdMost Armed: 2,762ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,926thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,463rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 3,663rdMost Subsidized Industry: 4,383rdLargest Governments: 4,486thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,458thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,532ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,089thLowest Crime Rates: 7,461stTop
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Largest Black Market: 13,013thMost Conservative: 16,876th
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Largest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 7th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 9th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 10th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 13th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 14th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 14th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 15th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 16th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 16th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 17th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 20th in the regionMost Devout: 24th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 28th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 28th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 29th in the regionRudest Citizens: 33rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 62nd in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 65th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 72nd in the regionMost Armed: 81st in the regionLargest Governments: 115th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 123rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 132nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 136th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 180th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 201st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 257th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 282nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 308th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 492nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 495th in the regionMost Conservative: 530th in the regionLargest Black Market: 578th in the regionMost Extreme: 633rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zerentopia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn The Land of Kings and Emperors".
  • : Following new legislation in Zerentopia, financial investors are noting a boom in artillery.
  • : Following new legislation in Zerentopia, EULAs remind customers that "Private Mode" is a browser setting rather than a promise.
  • : Following new legislation in Zerentopia, people think garlic bread counts as one of their "five a day".
  • : Following new legislation in Zerentopia, strange lights seen in the sky are officially regarded as weather balloons or hoaxes and nothing else.
  • : Following new legislation in Zerentopia, King CEO President Johan Liebert has been seen stealthily slicing fifths off bread loaves.
  • : Following new legislation in Zerentopia, anti-vaxxers claim that injected children are prone to psychotic breaks when they see the 'Queen of Diamonds' playing card.
  • : Following new legislation in Zerentopia, foreign nationals are widely distrusted.
  • : Zerentopia was endorsed by The Republic of Croa Lin Sel.
  • : Zerentopia endorsed The Dictatorship of Junkerlands.

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