The Principality of Ezkio is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Hwan with an iron fist, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, free-roaming dinosaurs, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 9.495 billion Ezkians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.
The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Industry and Law & Order are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lilac Veritas. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.2%.
The frighteningly efficient Ezkioan economy, worth a remarkable 2,075 trillion ezkian reais a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Gambling, and Information Technology. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 218,590 ezkian reais, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,677,026 per year while the poor average 7,685, a ratio of 218 to 1.
Both illness and poverty are seen as signs of low moral worth, there are no bananas today in Ezkio, artists regularly face criminal charges and art-burning parties are common, and family trees become bare as entire branches are lopped off. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Ezkio's national animal is the vulture, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Greed.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Ezkio was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombified.
- : Ezkio was ravaged by a Zombie Thing Horde from The Grand Collective of Fapjackia, infecting 3 million survivors and converting to a zombie exporter! Oh no!
- : Ezkio was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Dead and the Top 5% for Most Survivors.
- : Ezkio was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
- : Ezkio's influence in The Black Hawks rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
- : Ezkio's influence in The Black Hawks rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
- : The Most Feared Military of TBH Commander dismissed Ezkio as President of The Reserves of The Black Hawks.
- : Ezkio's influence in The Black Hawks rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
- : Ezkio's influence in The Black Hawks rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
- : Ezkio's influence in The Black Hawks rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".