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Most Cheerful Citizens: 3,639thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,763rdBest Weather: 4,464th
The Completely Zombie-Free Zone of
Left-wing Utopia
Zombies not allowed.
Von Not-Zombie
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Ismereldian Isles

Population21.153 billion

LeaderVon Not-Zombie

CurrencyNot-Zombie Coin

The Completely Zombie-Free Zone of Ismereldian Isles is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Von Not-Zombie with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and digital currency. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 21.153 billion Ismereldian Islesians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zombie-freeville. The average income tax rate is 77.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but underdeveloped Ismereldian Islesian economy, worth 640 trillion Not-Zombie Coins a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 30,280 Not-Zombie Coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters, politicians tend to jump ship to whichever party is currently leading in the polls, the military recognizes no difference between male and female soldiers, and rare art has become a significant factor in negotiating all foreign trade agreements. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ismereldian Isles's national animal is the Not-a-zombie, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Not-A-Zombieism.

Ismereldian Isles is ranked 221,353rd in the world and 20th in Isle Of Wooloo Kingdom for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.31 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 3,639thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,763rdBest Weather: 4,464thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,082ndLargest Populations: 6,572ndMost Cultured: 6,991stLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,387thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,641stNicest Citizens: 8,673rdMost Pacifist: 9,043rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,953rdSafest: 10,117thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,734thHealthiest Citizens: 10,783rdTop
Nudest: 12,181stSmartest Citizens: 12,924thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,255thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,125thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,345thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,380thMost Income Equality: 19,542nd
Nudest: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the region

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