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Tzuland

Population19.659 billion

CapitalFort Tzuland
LeaderGeneral Tzu
FaithTzuism

CurrencyGold
AnimalGolden Pig

The Military Dictatorship of Tzuland is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by General Tzu with an iron fist, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, compulsory vegetarianism, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 19.659 billion Tzulandians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fort Tzuland. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Tzulandian economy, worth an astonishing 22,693 trillion Golds 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Retail. 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 a breathtaking 1,154,343 Golds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

From the highest mountain to the deepest cave - one can always count on finding a good cell signal in Tzuland, modern readers say a story is worthless without hyperlinked footnotes and editable wiki format, terrified tympanists are finding themselves on the front lines armed only with kettledrums, and people are always complaining about dam builders running behind schedule. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tzuland's national animal is the Golden Pig, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Tzuism.

Tzuland is ranked 159,168th in the world and 140th in Yggdrasil for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring zero on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2ndLowest Crime Rates: 2ndHighest Average Incomes: 3rdHighest Poor Incomes: 4thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8thLargest Governments: 12thMost Patriotic: 14thLargest Black Market: 15thMost Corrupt Governments: 16thMost Efficient Economies: 16thMost Subsidized Industry: 18thLargest Mining Sector: 21stLargest Information Technology Sector: 22ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23rdLargest Insurance Industry: 24thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 28thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 32ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 49thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 51stHighest Economic Output: 58thHighest Average Tax Rates: 90thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 123rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 200thSafest: 208thLargest Retail Industry: 228thMost Secular: 245thSmartest Citizens: 261stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 394thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 439thMost Developed: 447thMost Advanced Public Education: 486thLongest Average Lifespans: 505thMost Advanced Public Transport: 573rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 642ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 662ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 714thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,085thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,104thRudest Citizens: 1,175thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,466thMost Influential: 2,093rdTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,466thLargest Populations: 8,172ndTop
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Fattest Citizens: 13,395thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,106thMost Authoritarian: 16,638thMost Conservative: 18,035th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 10th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 12th in the regionMost Conservative: 17th in the regionFattest Citizens: 17th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, people are always complaining about dam builders running behind schedule.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, terrified tympanists are finding themselves on the front lines armed only with kettledrums.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, modern readers say a story is worthless without hyperlinked footnotes and editable wiki format.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, from the highest mountain to the deepest cave - one can always count on finding a good cell signal in Tzuland.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, proper policy proposals prerequire professional peer-reviewed papers.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, scenic tours are unheard of after most environmental laws were abolished.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, stuttering trypanophobes are doomed never to marry.
  • : Following new legislation in Tzuland, the police have reaffirmed their tough stance on drugs.
  • : Tzuland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Fattest Citizens.

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