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Most Politically Free: 7thHighest Drug Use: 8thHighest Crime Rates: 665th
The Floob-Boober-Bab-Boober-Bubs of
My alphabet starts where your alphabet ends!
Eminence Grise
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Political Freedom

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On Beyond Zebra

Population20.91 billion

LeaderDoktor Seuss


The Floob-Boober-Bab-Boober-Bubs of On Beyond Zebra is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Doktor Seuss with a fair hand, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, ritual sacrifices, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 20.91 billion On Beyond Zebrans live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is dominated by the Department of Industry, with Education also on the agenda, while Environment and Law & Order are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Seussopolis. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.7%.

The frighteningly efficient On Beyond Zebran economy, worth a remarkable 3,062 trillion zatzes a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Soda Sales industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Woodchip Exports, and Gambling. Average income is an impressive 146,463 zatzes, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 555,152 per year while the poor average 26,839, a ratio of 20.7 to 1.

Surveillance cameras are banned, Coco the Clown has been elected to the nation's parliament, airship use has soared while property values beneath their routes have plummeted, and the controversial show 'Who Wants to be an Immigrant?' has become wildly popular. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. On Beyond Zebra's national animal is the yuzz-a-ma-tuzz, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Quandaryism.

On Beyond Zebra is ranked 7,692nd in the world and 9th in The Cuckoos Egg for Nudest, with 225 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

Most Politically Free: 7thHighest Drug Use: 8thHighest Crime Rates: 665thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 723rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,198thMost Armed: 1,259thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,264thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,288thFattest Citizens: 1,338thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,497thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,567thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,586thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,685thMost Extreme: 1,771stMost Avoided: 2,043rdTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 3,161stLargest Gambling Industry: 3,408thMost Stationary: 3,601stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,827thHighest Economic Output: 4,178thRudest Citizens: 4,208thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,300thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,107thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,262ndLargest Populations: 5,878thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,183rdNudest: 7,692ndMost Efficient Economies: 8,681stLargest Retail Industry: 8,791stLargest Mining Sector: 9,230thTop
Most Cultured: 11,128thMost Influential: 12,756thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13,632ndHighest Average Incomes: 14,326thMost Pro-Market: 15,026thMost Valuable International Artwork: 17,510thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,164thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19,812thSmartest Citizens: 20,199thLargest Black Market: 20,469th
Most Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : On Beyond Zebra was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • : On Beyond Zebra was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : On Beyond Zebra lodged a message on the The Cuckoos Egg Regional Message Board.
  • : On Beyond Zebra's influence in The Cuckoos Egg fell from "Powerbroker" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : On Beyond Zebra's influence in The Cuckoos Egg rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".
  • : On Beyond Zebra was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pro-Market and the Top 10% for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : On Beyond Zebra was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : On Beyond Zebra was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Avoided and the Top 5% for Most Cultured.
  • : On Beyond Zebra was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : On Beyond Zebra was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.


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