by Max Barry

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The Republic of
Left-Leaning College State
For the King! For the Crown! For Honour!
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El Zechar

Population26 million

CurrencyZecharian Reso
AnimalRiver salmon

The Republic of El Zechar is a small, safe nation, renowned for its compulsory military service and irreverence towards religion. The democratic population of 26 million El Zecharians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 17.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient El Zecharian economy, worth 1.06 trillion Zecharian Resoes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports, Automobile Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 40,830 Zecharian Resoes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Tourists from around the world come to visit the country's famous rainforests. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent. El Zechar's national animal is the River salmon.

El Zechar is ranked 107,175th in the world and 117th in The Free Nations Region for Most Politically Free, scoring 68.67 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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