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Most Influential: 2,101stMost Secular: 2,655thMost Armed: 2,775th
The Corporate Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Nothing is too sacred for our better future
CEO Thomas Wolsey
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Zenaguria

Population858 million

CapitalCentral
LeaderCEO Thomas Wolsey

CurrencyC Credit
AnimalManjuu

The Corporate Republic of Zenaguria is a huge, orderly nation, ruled by CEO Thomas Wolsey with an iron fist, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, soft-spoken computers, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 858 million Zenagurians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Central. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 34.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Zenagurian economy, worth 140 trillion C Credits 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 large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. 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 an impressive 163,251 C Credits, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 507,191 per year while the poor average 40,429, a ratio of 12.5 to 1.

Teenage girls worry that they'll be unpopular if their skirts aren't short enough, lavish state dinners in Central are the state's leading budgetary expenditure, twice-daily toilet inspection rotas for government buildings are archived for public appraisal, and large areas of Zenaguria are not accessible by the public. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zenaguria's national animal is the Manjuu, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Zenaguria is ranked 160,707th in the world and 78th in APSIA for Highest Crime Rates, with 2.31 Crimes Per Hour.

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Most Influential: 2,101stMost Secular: 2,655thMost Armed: 2,775thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,887thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,679thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,706thMost Avoided: 4,451stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,526thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,583rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,641stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,925thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,505thLargest Retail Industry: 7,513thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 10,774thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,908thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,101stMost Subsidized Industry: 12,481stMost Efficient Economies: 12,664thLargest Black Market: 12,711thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,824thLargest Mining Sector: 13,076thMost Cultured: 14,282ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,585thMost Conservative: 16,481stMost Developed: 16,911thMost Valuable International Artwork: 17,862nd
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Most Secular: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 7th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 9th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 10th in the regionLargest Black Market: 11th in the regionMost Conservative: 12th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zenaguria was endorsed by The Victorious Dictator of Nationalist Gold Union.
  • : Following new legislation in Zenaguria, large areas of Zenaguria are not accessible by the public.
  • : Following new legislation in Zenaguria, twice-daily toilet inspection rotas for government buildings are archived for public appraisal.
  • : Following new legislation in Zenaguria, lavish state dinners in Central are the state's leading budgetary expenditure.
  • : Following new legislation in Zenaguria, teenage girls worry that they'll be unpopular if their skirts aren't short enough.
  • : Zenaguria's influence in APSIA rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Following new legislation in Zenaguria, much of Zenaguria's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence.
  • : Following new legislation in Zenaguria, Red Cross demand for body bags is rising while sutures go unused.
  • : Following new legislation in Zenaguria, wealthy pranksters dump refuse on unsuspecting citizens from up high.
  • : Following new legislation in Zenaguria, elementary school students are required to master Bach's Chaconne in D before graduation.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 5 » Zahidnokraina, Salish-Cascadia, Harmonypine, Troph Evinia, and Nationalist Gold Union.

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