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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 508th Highest Drug Use: 557th Most Politically Free: 738th
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Zayas Island

Population15.224 billion

Currencybetale
Animaldeer

The Queen's State of Zayas Island is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its absence of drug laws, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 15.224 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 195 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 36,122nd in the world and 82nd in Ancient Lands for Smartest Citizens, with 41.91 Quips Per Hour.

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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 508thHighest Drug Use: 557thMost Politically Free: 738thMost Extreme: 1,633rdTop
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Nudest: 5,615thMost Income Equality: 6,476thLargest Populations: 6,821stTop
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Most Stationary: 13,708th
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Safest: 22nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 30th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 66th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 78th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 82nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 98th in the regionLargest Governments: 105th in the regionMost Inclusive: 106th in the regionMost Devout: 110th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zayas Island was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Zayas Island was struck by a Mk V (Cauterizer) Cure Missile from The Queen's State of Schwartzer Teufel, curing 1 million infected.
  • : Zayas Island was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Survivors.
  • : 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 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.

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