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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 987th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,028th Most Pacifist: 2,192nd
The Head Bacon of the EggBrigade of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
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Civil Rights
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Population8.654 billion

LeaderPrime Minister David Gurnin


The Head Bacon of the EggBrigade of Zadiner is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Prime Minister David Gurnin with a fair hand, and renowned for its national health service, avant-garde cinema, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 8.654 billion Zadinerians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zadin. The average income tax rate is 96.9%.

The very strong Zadinerian economy, worth 904 trillion Graciers a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 104,469 Graciers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Confessions don't count if suffixed with "izzle", stealing from a clothesline is a serious offence, students memorise knock-knock jokes for their mandatory twice-a-term Comedy Examinations, and garishly-decorated government buildings are being hailed as the height of 'religious nouveau'. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zadiner's national animal is the Kangaroo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Zadiner is ranked 168,355th in the world and 7,602nd in the South Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -22.76 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 987thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,028thMost Pacifist: 2,192ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,395thSafest: 2,546thMost Influential: 2,593rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,945thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,963rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,597thNicest Citizens: 3,639thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,727thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,800thBest Weather: 3,993rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,999thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,219thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,262ndLowest Crime Rates: 4,340thMost Cultured: 4,837thLargest Governments: 4,880thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,200thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,374thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,480thHealthiest Citizens: 5,790thMost Devout: 7,746thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 9,863rdMost Inclusive: 10,560thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,038thSmartest Citizens: 11,982ndMost Politically Free: 12,088thMost Income Equality: 12,740thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,462ndHighest Economic Output: 15,341st
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 46th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 55th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 61st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 69th in the regionMost Pacifist: 71st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 75th in the regionTop
Safest: 82nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 103rd in the regionLargest Governments: 112th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 115th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 123rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 124th in the regionNicest Citizens: 129th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 130th in the regionBest Weather: 130th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 132nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 134th in the regionMost Cultured: 136th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 148th in the regionMost Devout: 171st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 173rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 181st in the regionMost Influential: 244th in the regionLargest Populations: 249th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 250th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 308th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 333rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 358th in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 396th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 396th in the regionMost Politically Free: 399th in the regionMost Income Equality: 603rd in the regionMost Developed: 623rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 743rd in the region

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