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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,831stMost Authoritarian: 11,664thMost Influential: 13,702nd
The Grand Duchy of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
Unity makes Strength
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Zubrowlitz

Population256 million

CurrencyZubrow Mark
AnimalChamois

The Grand Duchy of Zubrowlitz is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, soft-spoken computers, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 256 million Zubrowians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. The average income tax rate is 54.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Zubrowlitz economy, worth 16.7 trillion Zubrow Marks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Trout Farming, and Beef-Based Agriculture. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 65,372 Zubrow Marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

To 'cut off family ties' is no longer just a phrase, the nation's green cities are indeed concrete jungles, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight, and popular cartoon characters frequently appear in government-sponsored PSAs reminding students to say no to drugs. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zubrowlitz's national animal is the Chamois, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Zubrowlitz is ranked 192,297th in the world and 642nd in 10000 Islands for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -4.9 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,831stMost Authoritarian: 11,664thTop
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Most Influential: 13,702ndMost Corrupt Governments: 22,458thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 24,368th
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Most Authoritarian: 34th in the regionTop
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Most Extreme: 84th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zubrowlitz was endorsed by The Interstellar Republic of Venmere.
  • : Zubrowlitz's influence in 10000 Islands rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Zubrowlitz was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Authoritarian and the Top 10% for Largest Agricultural Sector and Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Zubrowlitz, popular cartoon characters frequently appear in government-sponsored PSAs reminding students to say no to drugs.
  • : Following new legislation in Zubrowlitz, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight.
  • : Following new legislation in Zubrowlitz, the nation's green cities are indeed concrete jungles.
  • : Zubrowlitz was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Psychotic Dictatorship".
  • : Following new legislation in Zubrowlitz, to 'cut off family ties' is no longer just a phrase.
  • : Following new legislation in Zubrowlitz, asking 'does my bum look big in this?' leads to 30 hours of self-esteem classes.
  • : Zubrowlitz endorsed The Potato of Silvedania.

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