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Most Pacifist: 530thMost Beautiful Environments: 562ndBest Weather: 568th
The Slimme Ezels of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
zonder dwarsbalken, geen recht spoor
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population27.987 billion



The Slimme Ezels of Archoz is a gargantuan, genial nation, notable for its keen interest in outer space, complete lack of prisons, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 27.987 billion Archozians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, outspoken government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Environment, Welfare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Archozanium. The income tax rate is 100%.

The enormous but underdeveloped Archozian economy, worth a remarkable 2,789 trillion wortels a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is 99,654 wortels, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Chess hooliganism is on the rise after the banning of organised sports, the government is spending millions on alternative clean-burning fuels, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets, and military funding has been stripped back. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Archoz's national animal is the ezel, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Archoz is ranked 4,522nd in the world and 3rd in Nederland for Longest Average Lifespans, with 92.52 Years.

Most Pacifist: 530thMost Beautiful Environments: 562ndBest Weather: 568thHighest Average Tax Rates: 592ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 676thMost Cheerful Citizens: 688thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 710thLargest Welfare Programs: 749thNicest Citizens: 793rdLargest Governments: 831stMost Compassionate Citizens: 950thSafest: 1,118thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,269thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,876thLowest Crime Rates: 2,015thTop
Largest Populations: 2,572ndMost Rebellious Youth: 2,897thSmartest Citizens: 3,962ndHealthiest Citizens: 4,180thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,522ndHighest Economic Output: 4,610thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,192ndMost Cultured: 6,168thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,769thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,865thMost Secular: 8,894thTop
Most Inclusive: 11,913thMost Politically Free: 13,133rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15,320thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,129thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,439thHighest Poor Incomes: 20,202nd
Most Politically Free: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionTop
Best Weather: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 6th in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 8th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Archoz's influence in Nederland rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Archoz's influence in Nederland rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Archoz's influence in Nederland rose from "Zero" to "Hatchling".
  • : Archoz altered its national flag.
  • : Archoz relocated from Balder to Nederland.
  • : Archoz was refounded in Balder.
  • : Archoz ceased to exist in Nederland.
  • : Archoz's influence in Nederland rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Archoz was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Archoz was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Free.


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