by Max Barry

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,464th Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,683rd Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,044th
The Theocracy of
Libertarian Police State
Benigno Numine
Regional Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Theocracy of The Zealous Swampites is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Divine Emporer with an iron fist, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, keen interest in outer space, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 6.147 billion Swampesians are proud of their wide-ranging civil freedoms, and those who aren't tend to be dragged off the streets by men in dark suits and hustled into cars with tinted windows.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, well-organized government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Swamp of Santification. The average income tax rate is 97.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Zealous Swampitesian economy, worth 744 trillion Grails a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Tourism. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an impressive 121,171 Grails, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

In life full of care there is no time to stop and stare, Divine Emporer's luxurious new home has been designated as a protected cultural heritage site, unpackaged foodstuffs rot on store shelves, and school teachers check the staff room for hidden webcams before complaining about rebellious students. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Zealous Swampites's national animal is the Lamb, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Path of the Righteous Smiter.

The Zealous Swampites is ranked 73,890th in the world and 121st in Renegade Islands Alliance for Largest Black Market, with 276 billion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,044thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,583rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,846thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,854thLargest Governments: 3,904thLowest Crime Rates: 4,309thMost Devout: 4,631stMost Rebellious Youth: 4,794thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,829thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,139thHealthiest Citizens: 5,491stMost Developed: 5,798thMost Influential: 6,136thSafest: 6,195thMost Cultured: 6,276thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,511thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,526thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,890thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,901stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,981stMost Stationary: 8,462ndTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 9,289thMost Pacifist: 10,550thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,921stMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,072ndNudest: 12,838thMost Corrupt Governments: 13,027thSmartest Citizens: 13,794thHighest Economic Output: 14,394th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the regionMost Stationary: 7th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 12th in the regionMost Devout: 12th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 16th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 17th in the regionMost Developed: 17th in the regionSafest: 17th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 19th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 20th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21st in the regionLargest Populations: 22nd in the regionMost Influential: 23rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 25th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 32nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 32nd in the regionNudest: 32nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 32nd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 6 » Tierra de Madre, The Glorious People, Sudclers, Icthaleon, Scepez, and The Kerguelen Archipelago.

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