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Healthiest Citizens: 341stLongest Average Lifespans: 445thMost Compassionate Citizens: 554th
The Free Socialist Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Liberty and justice for all
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Zavina

Population24.223 billion

CapitalMr Happy's Funland
LeaderLeader
FaithUnitarian Universalism

Currencyliberty dollar
Animalhimilayan cat

The Free Socialist Republic of Zavina is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and remarkable for its national health service, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 24.223 billion Zavinans 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 morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mr Happy's Funland. The average income tax rate is 96.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Zavinan economy, worth a remarkable 3,165 trillion liberty dollars a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 130,694 liberty dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Dubiously qualified Skandilundian barristers keep referring to laws as 'government guidelines', history textbook pages are used as impromptu tissues by distraught students, shopkeepers use microscopes to verify the authenticity of banknotes, and diplomats are always trying to convince other nations to adopt l33t speak. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zavina's national animal is the himilayan cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Unitarian Universalism.

Zavina is ranked 445th in the world and 12th in the Rejected Realms for Longest Average Lifespans, with 96.68 Years.

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Healthiest Citizens: 341stLongest Average Lifespans: 445thMost Compassionate Citizens: 554thNicest Citizens: 571stMost Pacifist: 778thBest Weather: 816thMost Developed: 964thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,078thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,204thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,244thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,401stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,413thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,650thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,761stMost Inclusive: 1,924thLowest Crime Rates: 2,002ndMost Beautiful Environments: 2,480thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,556thMost Cultured: 2,607thSafest: 3,107thHighest Economic Output: 3,510thLargest Populations: 3,587thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,655thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,672ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,919thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,951stSmartest Citizens: 4,025thLargest Governments: 4,621stMost Efficient Economies: 5,598thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,087thMost Secular: 7,703rdTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,418thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,817thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,218th
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Healthiest Citizens: 9th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 12th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 13th in the regionNicest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Pacifist: 21st in the regionBest Weather: 22nd in the regionMost Developed: 26th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 30th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 31st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 33rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 35th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 40th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 40th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 43rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 50th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 50th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 57th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 62nd in the regionMost Cultured: 63rd in the regionSafest: 65th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 69th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 85th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 87th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 92nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 93rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 97th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 110th in the regionLargest Governments: 120th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 142nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 150th in the regionMost Secular: 201st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 210th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 274th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 334th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 410th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 413th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 431st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zavina was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Following new legislation in Zavina, diplomats are always trying to convince other nations to adopt l33t speak.
  • : Following new legislation in Zavina, shopkeepers use microscopes to verify the authenticity of banknotes.
  • : Following new legislation in Zavina, history textbook pages are used as impromptu tissues by distraught students.
  • : Following new legislation in Zavina, dubiously qualified Skandilundian barristers keep referring to laws as 'government guidelines'.
  • : Following new legislation in Zavina, nobody looks each other in the eye at neighborhood block parties any more.
  • : Following new legislation in Zavina, the government is promoting multicultural values with the new 'Just Be Nice, OK?' initiative.
  • : Following new legislation in Zavina, a bureaucratic fight over ZIA cafeteria food expenditures has caused the temporary suspension of all agency counterintelligence operations.
  • : Following new legislation in Zavina, couples kissing on the street are detained for 'unlawful exchange of genetic material'.
  • : Following new legislation in Zavina, the inside lane of every highway is for parked vehicles only.

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