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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3,104thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,374thMost Stationary: 5,567th
The Disastrous Planes of
Corrupt Dictatorship Well-Meaning Dictatorship
Evil always finds a way
Influence
Eminence Grise
Overlord
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Few

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ZOCOM

Population13.27 billion

CapitalDark Tower
LeaderOverlord

CurrencyGold peice
AnimalGolem

The Disastrous Planes of ZOCOM is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Overlord with an iron fist, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, frequent executions, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 13.27 billion Minion Hoarde are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Healthcare also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dark Tower. The average income tax rate is 92.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong a Minion economy, worth a remarkable 1,290 trillion Gold peices a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 97,266 Gold peices, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions, pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are sold freely by the government, invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days, and every workday begins with group therapy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. ZOCOM's national animal is the Golem, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

ZOCOM is ranked 87,877th in the world and 10th in The Great Chili for Most Average, scoring 39.34 on the Average Standardized Normality Scale.

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3,104thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,374thMost Stationary: 5,567thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,317thMost Influential: 7,025thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,679thLowest Crime Rates: 8,973rdLargest Governments: 9,221stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,643rdTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 10,948thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,048thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,970thHighest Economic Output: 12,770thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,048thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,568thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,870thMost Corrupt Governments: 13,996thSmartest Citizens: 14,538thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,402ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,010thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,063rdLargest Populations: 17,397thMost Cultured: 17,805thSafest: 18,988thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,195thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,205th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the region

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