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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 293rdMost Influential: 962ndLargest Welfare Programs: 6,315th
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Zataras

Population950 million

CapitalCatalonia

Currencydollar
AnimalDomestic Cat

The Republic of Zataras is a huge, cultured nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 950 million Zatarasians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Catalonia. The average income tax rate is 81.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Zatarasian economy, worth 68.5 trillion dollars a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 72,132 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The children of Zataras are often remarked upon for their cheery attitude to extreme violence, it's normal to start working life with crippling financial debt, any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property, and concert halls sport signs proclaiming "No Shorts, Sandals or Swastikas". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zataras's national animal is the Domestic Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Zataras is ranked 116,760th in the world and 2,023rd in the South Pacific for Highest Economic Output, with 68.5 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 293rdMost Influential: 962ndTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 6,315thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,332ndMost Pacifist: 7,116thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,288thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,599thNicest Citizens: 7,813thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,191stMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,388thBest Weather: 9,123rdMost Advanced Public Education: 9,182ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,898thSafest: 10,093rdLongest Average Lifespans: 11,359thMost Inclusive: 11,367thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 11,864thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,599thMost Cultured: 12,646thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,380thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,856thMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,193rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,359thMost Developed: 19,662ndSmartest Citizens: 20,276thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,500thLowest Crime Rates: 22,367th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 34th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 90th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 181st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 192nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 196th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 259th in the regionMost Pacifist: 270th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 272nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 278th in the regionBest Weather: 302nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 310th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 310th in the regionSafest: 352nd in the regionMost Cultured: 371st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 376th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 382nd in the regionTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 395th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 411th in the regionMost Inclusive: 419th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 429th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 442nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 464th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 518th in the regionMost Developed: 588th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 622nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 661st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 663rd in the region

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