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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 14thRudest Citizens: 39thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 47th
The Constitutional Empire of
Anarchy Post-Revolution Embryonic Society
The Empire Shall Grow
President Dmitri Covasku III
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population22.368 billion

LeaderPresident Dmitri Covasku III


The Constitutional Empire of Zurkerx is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by President Dmitri Covasku III with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, ubiquitous missile silos, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 22.368 billion Zurks live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry and Education are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Moskova. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Zurk economy, worth an astonishing 14,178 trillion Zureus a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Soda Sales, and Gambling. Average income is a breathtaking 633,854 Zureus, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,058,041 per year while the poor average 76,384, a ratio of 40.0 to 1.

Pilots always remember to send their doctors a Maxxmas card, ministers browse Alright! magazine for fashion tips, kindergartners' favourite dance move is the stop-drop-and-roll, and asking 'does my bum look big in this?' leads to 30 hours of self-esteem classes. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Zurkerx's national animal is the Buffalo, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Atheism.

Zurkerx is ranked 244,872nd in the world and 16th in Zentari for Lowest Crime Rates, with 1.59 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 14thRudest Citizens: 39thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 47thHighest Disposable Incomes: 47thMost Avoided: 50thFattest Citizens: 57thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 64thHighest Crime Rates: 65thMost Armed: 70thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 73rdLargest Gambling Industry: 85thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 89thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 93rdMost Rebellious Youth: 96thMost Scientifically Advanced: 98thLargest Retail Industry: 102ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 109thHighest Average Incomes: 122ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 168thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 175thMost Efficient Economies: 182ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 193rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 195thLargest Insurance Industry: 198thHighest Economic Output: 204thMost Secular: 265thLargest Mining Sector: 278thLargest Agricultural Sector: 288thLargest Information Technology Sector: 494thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 644thSmartest Citizens: 752ndMost Cultured: 758thMost Stationary: 1,315thMost Inclusive: 1,438thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,477thTop
Largest Governments: 3,224thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,468thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,827thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,232ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,708thLargest Populations: 5,665thLargest Black Market: 8,832ndMost Influential: 9,844thNudest: 10,314thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,480thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 16,681stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 17,613thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,905thMost Pro-Market: 20,482ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 21,637thHighest Drug Use: 22,441st
Most Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the region

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