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Largest Retail Industry: 47thFattest Citizens: 105thMost Avoided: 118th
The Plutocratic Banana Republic of
Compulsory Consumerist State
The time to buy is when there's blood in the streets
King CEO President Johan Liebert
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Zerentopia

Population9.397 billion

CapitalCentral City
LeaderKing CEO President Johan Liebert
FaithMoney

CurrencyBrax
AnimalPhoenix

The Plutocratic Banana Republic of Zerentopia is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by King CEO President Johan Liebert with an iron fist, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, zero percent divorce rate, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 9.397 billion Zerentopians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Central City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Zerentopian economy, worth a remarkable 4,287 trillion Braxes a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 456,242 Braxes, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,402,263 per year while the poor average 114,754, a ratio of 12.2 to 1.

Pop sensation "Jack and the Holograms" is storming the charts, it is said that a Zerentopian woman's work is never done, televangelists flaunt their expensive cars when they attend charity events, and citizens know never to accept cookies from strangers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Zerentopia's national animal is the Phoenix, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Money.

Zerentopia is ranked 1,624th in the world and 98th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 9,649.77 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Largest Retail Industry: 47thFattest Citizens: 105thMost Avoided: 118thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 134thMost Corrupt Governments: 153rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 154thHighest Disposable Incomes: 161stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 211thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 212thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 220thLargest Mining Sector: 265thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 271stLargest Insurance Industry: 298thMost Efficient Economies: 300thLargest Gambling Industry: 301stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 318thHighest Average Incomes: 436thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 451stLargest Agricultural Sector: 628thMost Valuable International Artwork: 793rdRudest Citizens: 923rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,019thMost Devout: 1,139thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,221stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,271stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,624thTop
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Most Armed: 2,360thHighest Economic Output: 2,378thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,433rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,546thMost Influential: 2,735thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,984thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,667thLargest Governments: 4,818thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,252ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,901stLowest Crime Rates: 7,301stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,552ndHighest Poor Incomes: 7,848thTop
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Largest Black Market: 12,357thMost Ignorant Citizens: 16,904th
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Largest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 8th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 8th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 10th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11th in the regionMost Influential: 13th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 14th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 14th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 14th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 15th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 17th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 20th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 27th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 29th in the regionMost Devout: 30th in the regionRudest Citizens: 33rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 33rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 35th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 64th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 68th in the regionMost Armed: 69th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 98th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 128th in the regionLargest Governments: 129th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 140th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 176th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 186th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 222nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 247th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 301st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 491st in the regionLargest Populations: 512th in the regionLargest Black Market: 537th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Zerentopia, citizens know never to accept cookies from strangers.
  • : Following new legislation in Zerentopia, televangelists flaunt their expensive cars when they attend charity events.
  • : Following new legislation in Zerentopia, it is said that a Zerentopian woman's work is never done.
  • : Following new legislation in Zerentopia, pop sensation "Jack and the Holograms" is storming the charts.
  • : Following new legislation in Zerentopia, beating enemies to death with a baseball bat is legal if done within nine innings.
  • : Following new legislation in Zerentopia, the nation is known abroad for fast food and nothing else.
  • : Zerentopia was endorsed by The Not a Russian Spy Buffalo of Minskiev.
  • : Zerentopia endorsed The Holy Empire of Greater-Syria.
  • : Zerentopia endorsed The Not a Russian Spy Buffalo of Minskiev.
  • : Following new legislation in Zerentopia, scientists are researching the best way to kill off humanity to prevent catastrophic war.

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