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Most Efficient Economies: 84th Lowest Crime Rates: 647th Largest Information Technology Sector: 888th
The People's Democracy of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Stability, Equality, Solidarity!
Regional Influence
Handshaker
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The People's Democracy of Zebulor is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by First Consul with a fair hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, daily referendums, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 20.532 billion Zebulorians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Crimson Citadel. The average income tax rate is 82.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Zebulorian economy, worth a remarkable 3,834 trillion Zebulorian Forints 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 Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 186,777 Zebulorian Forints, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Tourists visit Zebulor to mass-moon Zebulorian politicians, school children asked "what is two times two?" are likely to form a symposium to discuss how different answers make them feel, the Zebulorian Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas, and heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zebulor's national animal is the mindworm, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Zebulor is ranked 86,039th in the world and 79th in Union of Free Nations for Highest Drug Use, scoring 63.8 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Most Efficient Economies: 84thLowest Crime Rates: 647thLargest Information Technology Sector: 888thMost Secular: 1,017thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,337thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,338thMost Developed: 1,340thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,573rdHighest Economic Output: 1,584thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,592ndSafest: 1,601stHealthiest Citizens: 1,677thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 1,993rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,107thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,164thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,634thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,014thLargest Populations: 3,392ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,780thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,946thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,578thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,095thBest Weather: 5,584thHighest Average Incomes: 5,684thLargest Governments: 5,927thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,755thRudest Citizens: 8,153rdTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,033rdMost Influential: 11,727thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,202ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,859thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,122ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,819th
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Lowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 7th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionBest Weather: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zebulor was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Zebulor was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Following new legislation in Zebulor, heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste.
  • : Following new legislation in Zebulor, the Zebulorian Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas.
  • : Following new legislation in Zebulor, school children asked "what is two times two?" are likely to form a symposium to discuss how different answers make them feel.
  • : Following new legislation in Zebulor, tourists visit Zebulor to mass-moon Zebulorian politicians.
  • : Following new legislation in Zebulor, citizens select which government department gets their income tax Zebulorian Forints each year.
  • : Following new legislation in Zebulor, Maxtopian tourists make expensive pilgrimages to Crimson Citadel to enjoy their national art.
  • : Following new legislation in Zebulor, excessive wheelchair ramps on government buildings have been compared to theme park attractions.
  • : Following new legislation in Zebulor, Zebulor has one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world.

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