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Safest: 1,114thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,649thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,916th
The Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
I'm Brazilian, with a lot of pride, with a lot of love
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population29.086 billion

LeaderElijah Baley

Currencyzang paralelepípedo real

The Republic of Zang0 is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Elijah Baley with a fair hand, and notable for its avant-garde cinema, frequent executions, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful population of 29.086 billion Zang0ians 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 medium-sized government prioritizes Education, with Law & Order, Environment, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Terminus. The average income tax rate is 76.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Zang0ian economy, worth a remarkable 3,973 trillion zang paralelepípedo reais a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 136,620 zang paralelepípedo reais, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There's no cure or sympathy for the common cold, the government prides itself on being smug and condescending to idiots, incarcerated crime lords manage their empires from massage tables, and citizens know never to accept cookies from strangers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zang0's national animal is the jaguatirica, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Zang0 is ranked 1,933rd in the world and 62nd in Balder for Best Weather, with 545 meters of sunlight.

Safest: 1,114thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,649thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,916thBest Weather: 1,933rdLowest Crime Rates: 2,435thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,533rdMost Advanced Public Education: 2,697thHealthiest Citizens: 2,791stMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,896thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 2,965thMost Influential: 2,979thMost Pacifist: 3,298thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,785thSmartest Citizens: 4,047thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,868thHighest Economic Output: 4,872ndMost Cultured: 5,048thLargest Populations: 5,055thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,607thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,009thHighest Food Quality: 6,798thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,804thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,264thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,301stHighest Poor Incomes: 11,742ndMost Secular: 13,825thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,724thLargest Governments: 16,601stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,947thHighest Average Tax Rates: 24,535thMost Income Equality: 26,769thHighest Average Incomes: 28,069th
Most Influential: 21st in the regionSafest: 29th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 49th in the regionBest Weather: 62nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 79th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 105th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 112th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 113th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 118th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 123rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 125th in the regionLargest Populations: 149th in the regionMost Pacifist: 157th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 168th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 172nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 232nd in the regionMost Cultured: 233rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 287th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 317th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 318th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 393rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 440th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 454th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 482nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 505th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 671st in the regionMost Secular: 813th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 817th in the regionLargest Governments: 948th in the regionMost Income Equality: 1,065th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zang0 was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Zang0's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Zang0 applied to join the World Assembly.
  • : Zang0 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Zang0 was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Zang0's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Zang0 was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Zang0 was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Influential, Most Valuable International Artwork, Most Beautiful Environments, and Most Advanced Public Education and the Top 5% for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Zang0 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Zang0's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".