Most Beautiful Environments: 158th Most Rebellious Youth: 259th Longest Average Lifespans: 288th
The Radical Environmentalists of
Democratic Socialists
Nature Brings Bliss
Regional Influence
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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The Radical Environmentalists of Zmon is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by The Tree Of Eternal Wisdom with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, rampant corporate plagiarism, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate population of 9.554 billion Zmonis are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Jungle Grove. The income tax rate is 100%.

The large but stagnant Zmonish economy, worth 465 trillion Butterfly Wings a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, extremely specialized black market in Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is 48,714 Butterfly Wings, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Town nameplates frequently raise giggles from passing tourists, almost half of the child population live rough on the streets, criminals and college students are taking an interest in the government's new weed-killing program, and Zmonis have replaced bears in a popular idiom. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Zmon's national animal is the Arctic Fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Gaian Ecologism.

Zmon is ranked 4,064th in the world and 3rd in Island of Atlas for Largest Black Market, with 127 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Most Beautiful Environments: 158thMost Rebellious Youth: 259thLongest Average Lifespans: 288thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 392ndBest Weather: 456thHighest Average Tax Rates: 562ndMost Pacifist: 627thMost Compassionate Citizens: 758thMost Cultured: 963rdLargest Governments: 1,046thNicest Citizens: 1,254thHealthiest Citizens: 1,492ndSmartest Citizens: 1,522ndTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,254thHighest Crime Rates: 2,908thMost Secular: 3,035thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,246thLargest Black Market: 4,064thMost Inclusive: 4,701stMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,004thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 9,293rdMost Income Equality: 9,488thHighest Drug Use: 10,476thLeast Corrupt Governments: 12,906thLargest Populations: 12,996thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,807thNudest: 16,812th
Longest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zmon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Following new legislation in Zmon, Zmonis have replaced bears in a popular idiom.
  • : Following new legislation in Zmon, criminals and college students are taking an interest in the government's new weed-killing program.
  • : Following new legislation in Zmon, almost half of the child population live rough on the streets.
  • : Following new legislation in Zmon, town nameplates frequently raise giggles from passing tourists.
  • : Zmon's influence in Island of Atlas rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Zmon was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Income Equality and Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Zmon, the government enforces a policy of 'from each according to their ability, to each according to the available budget'.
  • : Following new legislation in Zmon, fruit pickers with degrees in Arctic Fox psychology are a common sight.
  • : Following new legislation in Zmon, party affiliation is just as irrelevant as campaign promises.


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