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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 508th Most Politically Free: 729th Most Extreme: 1,484th
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, safe nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates. The democratic population of 14.123 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 181 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 65,321st in the world and 342nd in Ancient Lands for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 42 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 508thMost Politically Free: 729thMost Extreme: 1,484thTop
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Nudest: 5,077thHighest Drug Use: 5,848thMost Income Equality: 6,232ndLargest Populations: 7,163rd
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Safest: 21st in the regionMost Income Equality: 30th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 62nd in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 77th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 82nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 93rd in the regionLargest Governments: 101st in the regionMost Inclusive: 102nd in the regionMost Devout: 106th in the region

National Happenings

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  • : Zayas Island was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Zayas Island was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : 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.

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