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Largest Black Market: 2,634thMost Devout: 2,704thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,042nd
The Socialist Republic of
Father Knows Best State
The solution to world hunger is food
Haidren Voss
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population6.182 billion

LeaderHaidren Voss


The Socialist Republic of Zandovia is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Haidren Voss with an iron fist, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, compulsory military service, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.182 billion Zandovians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Administration are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zandox. The average income tax rate is 78.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Zandovian economy, worth a remarkable 1,225 trillion Zans a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 198,186 Zans, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

The flight attendant who draws the short straw is on "cockpit bucket duty", the subway is dead quiet in early afternoons, Pinkerton agents are called in to forcibly break up white collar strikes, and the government is more interested in identifying problems than fixing them. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zandovia's national animal is the Zebra, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Baptism.

Zandovia is ranked 217,690th in the world and 64th in The United Ascendancy for Most Secular, with 2.49 Atheism Rate.

Largest Black Market: 2,634thMost Devout: 2,704thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,042ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,423rdLargest Retail Industry: 3,982ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,598thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,267thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,315thFattest Citizens: 5,349thHighest Average Incomes: 6,429thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,670thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,698thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,641stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,324thMost Efficient Economies: 10,283rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,730thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,855thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,013thLargest Governments: 12,812thHighest Economic Output: 13,715thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,772ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,913thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,925thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,877thMost Influential: 15,925thLargest Mining Sector: 16,828thLowest Crime Rates: 17,823rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19,259thMost Developed: 20,193rd
Most Devout: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 5th in the regionNudest: 5th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 10 » Suvmia, Laudesia, Whestion, Ascanian, Devskyter, Orca and Narwhal, Spa Francochamps, Adachi, Yutine, and Great Clotet.

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