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The Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists Champions of Commerce
Strength Through Freedom
Influence
Dealmaker
Special Penguin Zizoof <3
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Rare

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Zizou

Population1.011 billion

CapitalAntarctica
LeaderZizou

Currencypineapples
Animalpenguino

The Republic of Zizou is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Zizou with an iron fist, and notable for its restrictive gun laws and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 1.011 billion Zizouans 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 large, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Antarctica. The average income tax rate is 37.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Zizouan economy, worth 33.9 trillion pineappleses a year, is led by the Furniture Restoration industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 33,558 pineappleses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Foreign lack of enthusiasm for Zizouan nose-flute disco metal is seen as a reasonable casus belli, the nationalised Arms Manufacturing Industry is not interested in making weapons, the armed forces are locked in an expensive and bloody war abroad to stamp out possible terrorists, and it takes months to get the proper permits for a child's first tricycle. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zizou's national animal is the penguino.

Zizou is ranked 138,375th in the world and 18th in The Good Place for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 58.68 Workforce Participation Rate.

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zizou lodged a message on the The Good Place Regional Message Board.
  • : Zizou's influence in The Good Place rose from "Zero" to "Dealmaker".
  • : Zizou relocated from Moralistic Axis to The Good Place.
  • : Zizou's influence in Moralistic Axis rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
  • : Zizou's influence in Moralistic Axis rose from "Apprentice" to "Truckler".
  • : Zizou's influence in Moralistic Axis rose from "Zero" to "Apprentice".
  • : Zizou relocated from The Good Place to Moralistic Axis.
  • : Following new legislation in Zizou, it takes months to get the proper permits for a child's first tricycle.
  • : Following new legislation in Zizou, the armed forces are locked in an expensive and bloody war abroad to stamp out possible terrorists.
  • : Following new legislation in Zizou, the nationalised Arms Manufacturing Industry is not interested in making weapons.

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