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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,853rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 17,826th
The Empire of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Liberal Dictatorship
Heya
Influence
Hermit
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Few

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Zukol

Population867 million

CurrencyAtzz
AnimalKitty

The Empire of Zukol is a huge, safe nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, keen interest in outer space, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 867 million Zukolians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 36.8%.

The powerhouse Zukolian economy, worth 77.3 trillion Atzzes 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 slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Furniture Restoration, 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 89,140 Atzzes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Immigrant herding has become a national pastime, citizens try to pass off bottlecaps they found in their backyards as historical artifacts, churches frequently hold public 'contraception burnings', and blind students are at a disadvantage now that test papers printed in braille have been discontinued. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zukol's national animal is the Kitty, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Zukol is ranked 28,095th in the world and 1st in The Wooloo Kingdom for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 4,447.01 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,853rdTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 17,826th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Zukol, blind students are at a disadvantage now that test papers printed in braille have been discontinued.
  • : Following new legislation in Zukol, churches frequently hold public 'contraception burnings'.
  • : Following new legislation in Zukol, citizens try to pass off bottlecaps they found in their backyards as historical artifacts.
  • : Following new legislation in Zukol, immigrant herding has become a national pastime.
  • : Following new legislation in Zukol, nuclear warheads are frequently launched into space as a warning to invading meteoroids.
  • : Following new legislation in Zukol, onions have been banned due to their tendency to cause eye irritation.
  • : Following new legislation in Zukol, money can't buy love but mercy is entirely negotiable.
  • : Following new legislation in Zukol, jaywalking is punishable by public flogging.
  • : Following new legislation in Zukol, even the nation's brussel sprouts are delicious and nutritious.
  • : Following new legislation in Zukol, requests to "pass the salt" are supported by tank divisions.

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