by Max Barry

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,430th Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,643rd Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,071st
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The Theocracy of The Zealous Swampites is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Divine Emporer with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, pith helmet sales, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 6.343 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 768 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 121,078 Grails, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Unpackaged foodstuffs rot on store shelves, school teachers check the staff room for hidden webcams before complaining about rebellious students, citizens cannot change their light bulbs without approval from an international committee, and Maxtopian Grass flags adorn every college dorm room. 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 7,767th in the world and 24th in Renegade Islands Alliance for Longest Average Lifespans, with 86.91 Years.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,071stHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,569thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,729thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,921stLargest Governments: 3,887thLowest Crime Rates: 4,280thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,773rdMost Devout: 4,779thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,894thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,072ndHealthiest Citizens: 5,553rdMost Developed: 5,877thMost Cultured: 6,074thMost Influential: 6,114thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,349thSafest: 6,377thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,749thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,528thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,767thMost Stationary: 8,278thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,856thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 9,665thMost Pacifist: 10,433rdHighest Poor Incomes: 11,169thNudest: 11,170thMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,312thMost Corrupt Governments: 13,415thHighest Economic Output: 14,086thSmartest Citizens: 14,169thBest Weather: 17,145thNicest Citizens: 17,573rd
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionMost Stationary: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 11th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 13th in the regionMost Devout: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16th in the regionSafest: 16th in the regionMost Developed: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 18th in the regionMost Cultured: 18th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 19th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 20th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 23rd in the regionMost Influential: 23rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 24th in the regionNudest: 25th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 26th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 26th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 33rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 33rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 37th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 37th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 43rd in the region

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