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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,392nd Safest: 3,843rd Least Corrupt Governments: 4,035th
The People's Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
To exceed.
Chairman of State Annias
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
World Benchmark

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Population1.97 billion

LeaderChairman of State Annias

CurrencyZatrelan Zena
AnimalZatrelan Eagle

The People's Republic of Zatrela is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Chairman of State Annias with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 1.97 billion Zatrelans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Izlia. The average income tax rate is 86.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Zatrelan economy, worth 265 trillion Zatrelan Zenas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 134,841 Zatrelan Zenas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Local mafias have a tough time disposing of dead snitches without catching the attention of recycling authorities, citizens are remarkably well involved in the political process, failed genetic experiments wreak havoc as they roam the countryside, and the nation faces constant invasions by foreign boy bands. Crime is totally unknown. Zatrela's national animal is the Zatrelan Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Zatrela is ranked 79,104th in the world and 2,799th in Lazarus for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 1,557.06 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,392ndSafest: 3,843rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,035thMost Pacifist: 4,167thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,314thNicest Citizens: 4,423rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,689thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,050thBest Weather: 5,830thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,840thMost Developed: 6,118thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,219thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,265thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,300thHealthiest Citizens: 6,809thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,953rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,995thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,455thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,483rdMost Inclusive: 7,527thNudest: 7,600thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 7,980thMost Politically Free: 8,348thSmartest Citizens: 8,731stMost Subsidized Industry: 8,783rdMost Cultured: 9,238thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,406thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,921stHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,172ndMost Rebellious Youth: 10,241stLargest Governments: 10,719thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,314thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 11,464thMost Efficient Economies: 13,468thMost Influential: 13,942ndMost Secular: 15,310thLowest Crime Rates: 15,436th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 97th in the regionNicest Citizens: 167th in the regionMost Pacifist: 175th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 179th in the regionSafest: 180th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 189th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 194th in the regionMost Politically Free: 210th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 212th in the regionMost Developed: 232nd in the regionBest Weather: 235th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 244th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 278th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 285th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 291st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 292nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 295th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 297th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 299th in the regionMost Inclusive: 302nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 315th in the regionNudest: 324th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 340th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 353rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 406th in the regionMost Cultured: 406th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 408th in the regionMost Influential: 412th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 436th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 472nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 482nd in the regionLargest Governments: 523rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 529th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zatrela's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Zatrela's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Zatrela was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Zatrela ceased to exist in The North Pacific.
  • : Zatrela was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Zatrela's influence in The North Pacific rose from "Zero" to "Sprat".
  • : Zatrela was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport, Most Cultured, Most Subsidized Industry, and Most Advanced Public Education and the Top 10% for Most Politically Free.
  • : Following new legislation in Zatrela, the nation faces constant invasions by foreign boy bands.
  • : Following new legislation in Zatrela, failed genetic experiments wreak havoc as they roam the countryside.
  • : Following new legislation in Zatrela, citizens are remarkably well involved in the political process.


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