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Largest Black Market: 819thMost Subsidized Industry: 981stMost Secular: 1,142nd
The Dominion of
Moralistic Democracy
Morte Victoriam! Plus Ultra!
Karl Frache
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

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Thus Sprach Zarathustra

Population9.065 billion

CapitalCuria Julia City
LeaderKarl Frache
FaithNietzsche

CurrencyLinden
AnimalHunter Killer Drone

The Dominion of Thus Sprach Zarathustra is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Karl Frache with an even hand, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, daily referendums, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 9.065 billion Zoroastrians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Curia Julia City. The average income tax rate is 96.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Thus Sprach Zarathustran economy, worth a remarkable 2,816 trillion Lindens a year, is mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 310,696 Lindens, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.7 times as much as the poorest.

Antique comic book collectors are disappointed to hear that their treasures are worth exactly as little as their mothers said they were, motorbike jousters live young and die fast, the legal system for the political class is completely separate from the one for normal citizens, and drill sergeants yell in the ears of bespectacled nerds in cybermilitary "reboot camps". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Thus Sprach Zarathustra's national animal is the Hunter Killer Drone, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Nietzsche.

Thus Sprach Zarathustra is ranked 187,046th in the world and 5,642nd in the Rejected Realms for Most Avoided, scoring 0.69 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Largest Black Market: 819thMost Subsidized Industry: 981stMost Secular: 1,142ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,145thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,325thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,408thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,491stMost Armed: 1,688thHighest Average Incomes: 1,747thRudest Citizens: 1,939thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,027thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 2,165thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,272ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,334thMost Efficient Economies: 2,428thMost Influential: 2,450thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,468thLargest Governments: 2,785thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,835thMost Developed: 3,274thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,333rdHighest Poor Incomes: 3,457thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,609thSmartest Citizens: 3,621stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,696thHighest Economic Output: 4,660thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,673rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,878thMost Cultured: 5,353rdLargest Retail Industry: 5,835thLowest Crime Rates: 6,189thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,407thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,217thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 11,936thLargest Mining Sector: 16,050thMost Valuable International Artwork: 17,513thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,384th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionMost Influential: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 25th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 34th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 37th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 40th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 41st in the regionMost Armed: 46th in the regionMost Secular: 49th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 53rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 53rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 54th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 59th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 61st in the regionRudest Citizens: 62nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 65th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 70th in the regionLargest Governments: 78th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 80th in the regionMost Developed: 84th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 94th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 96th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 101st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 102nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 109th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 119th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 121st in the regionMost Cultured: 130th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 155th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 167th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 168th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 171st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 230th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 270th in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 358th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 421st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 437th in the regionLargest Populations: 534th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 538th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 561st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Thus Sprach Zarathustra was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Thus Sprach Zarathustra voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Wallenburg".
  • : Thus Sprach Zarathustra voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Wartime Journalism Protection Act"".
  • : Following new legislation in Thus Sprach Zarathustra, drill sergeants yell in the ears of bespectacled nerds in cybermilitary "reboot camps".
  • : Following new legislation in Thus Sprach Zarathustra, the legal system for the political class is completely separate from the one for normal citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Thus Sprach Zarathustra, motorbike jousters live young and die fast.
  • : Following new legislation in Thus Sprach Zarathustra, antique comic book collectors are disappointed to hear that their treasures are worth exactly as little as their mothers said they were.
  • : Following new legislation in Thus Sprach Zarathustra, citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling".
  • : Thus Sprach Zarathustra's influence in The Rejected Realms fell from "Vassal" to "Apprentice".
  • : Thus Sprach Zarathustra's influence in The Rejected Realms rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".

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