by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 273rd Most Influential: 477th Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 975th
The Corner of
Father Knows Best State
Your mother the legged fridge
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.843 billion


Animalhoney badger

The Corner of H-Zhena is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Dygonite with an iron fist, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, compulsory military service, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.843 billion Zhenans 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 government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shu'ulathoi. The average income tax rate is 74.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Zhenan economy, worth 517 trillion scarabs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 181,910 scarabs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The Department of Reduction of Bureaucratic Red Tape has set up a working committee to investigate its own excessive paperwork, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police, police officers that upset their bosses get assigned to 24 hour stakeouts of bike sheds, and it is mandatory for actors to exit stage left. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. H-Zhena's national animal is the honey badger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

H-Zhena is ranked 157,624th in the world and 6,053rd in The East Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -127.13 on the Hayek Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 273rdMost Influential: 477thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 975thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,323rdTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,129thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,366thMost Developed: 2,549thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,649thSafest: 2,955thSmartest Citizens: 2,962ndLargest Publishing Industry: 3,307thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,357thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,674thBest Weather: 3,736thLowest Crime Rates: 3,797thRudest Citizens: 4,455thHealthiest Citizens: 4,904thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,124thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,030thMost Secular: 7,078thHighest Average Incomes: 7,641stTop
Most Inclusive: 9,293rdMost Advanced Public Education: 9,334thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,614thMost Efficient Economies: 9,823rdLargest Governments: 9,880thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,450thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,591st
Most Influential: 15th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 23rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 37th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 51st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 55th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 67th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 72nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 75th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 75th in the regionSafest: 82nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 89th in the regionRudest Citizens: 98th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 100th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 101st in the regionBest Weather: 105th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 128th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 132nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 137th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 152nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 197th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 200th in the regionMost Secular: 217th in the regionLargest Governments: 226th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 232nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 253rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 268th in the regionMost Inclusive: 273rd in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 362nd in the regionMost Stationary: 444th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 445th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 483rd in the regionMost Cultured: 579th in the regionLargest Populations: 579th in the region

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