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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 485th Most Politically Free: 698th Most Extreme: 1,424th
The Queen's State of
Left-wing Utopia
RIP
Regional Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Struggling
Political Freedom
Corrupted

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The Queen's State of Zayas Island is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its absence of drug laws, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 13.597 billion Zayas Islandians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Healthcare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 72.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but stagnant Zayas Islandian economy, worth 174 trillion betales a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, highly specialized black market in Trout Farming, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Book Publishing, and Gambling. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 12,839 betales, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Voting is voluntary. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zayas Island's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Zayas Island is ranked 81,030th in the world and 1,149th in Ancient Lands for Most Avoided, scoring 2.58 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 485thMost Politically Free: 698thMost Extreme: 1,424thTop
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Nudest: 6,302ndHighest Drug Use: 6,952ndMost Income Equality: 7,076thLargest Populations: 7,613th
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Safest: 22nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 32nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 63rd in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 81st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 85th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 99th in the regionLargest Governments: 107th in the regionMost Inclusive: 109th in the regionMost Devout: 113th in the region

National Happenings

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  • : Zayas Island was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Zayas Island was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Zayas Island was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Zayas Island was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • : Zayas Island was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights and Most Politically Free and the Top 5% for Highest Drug Use, Most Income Equality, and Most Extreme.
  • : Zayas Island was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Zayas Island was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Zayas Island was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Zayas Island was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Zayas Island was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extreme (last census: Top 1%).

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