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Most Efficient Economies: 81st Lowest Crime Rates: 676th Most Secular: 724th
The People's Democracy of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
What is not forbidden is mandatory!
Influence
Hatchling
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
World Benchmark

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Zebulor

Population21.535 billion

CapitalCrimson Citadel
LeaderFirst Consul

CurrencyZebulorian Forint
Animalmindworm

The People's Democracy of Zebulor is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by First Consul with a fair hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, complete absence of social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 21.535 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 Education, Law & Order, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Crimson Citadel. The average income tax rate is 84.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Zebulorian economy, worth a remarkable 4,061 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 188,582 Zebulorian Forints, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Government officials sit helplessly as they are labelled 'Pompous Womples' by celebrities, Zebulorian police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests, authorities are looking for a stool pigeon to rat out who is stealing food from pigeon toilets, and government workers are more efficient and more unhappy than ever. 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 90,387th in the world and 2,927th in Balder for Most Authoritarian, with 0.2 Stalins.

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Most Efficient Economies: 81stLowest Crime Rates: 676thMost Secular: 724thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,337thMost Developed: 1,423rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,441stMost Beautiful Environments: 1,565thHighest Economic Output: 1,638thTop
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Safest: 1,716thHealthiest Citizens: 1,726thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,830thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,873rdSmartest Citizens: 2,104thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,632ndHighest Poor Incomes: 2,760thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,770thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,148thLargest Populations: 3,365thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,529thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,613thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,204thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,766thRudest Citizens: 5,119thLargest Governments: 5,523rdHighest Average Incomes: 6,111thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,368thBest Weather: 7,091stTop
10%
Most Politically Free: 9,746thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,475thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,249thMost Corrupt Governments: 13,607thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,737th
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Most Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 17th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 23rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 28th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 37th in the regionMost Developed: 39th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 44th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 45th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 46th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 48th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 57th in the regionSafest: 68th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 69th in the regionLargest Populations: 71st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 79th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 82nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 88th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 113th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 120th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 150th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 156th in the regionRudest Citizens: 172nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 199th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 245th in the regionLargest Governments: 251st in the regionBest Weather: 267th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 296th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 354th in the regionMost Politically Free: 356th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 530th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zebulor's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Zebulor was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Efficient Economies, Largest Information Technology Sector, Lowest Crime Rates, Most Developed, and Highest Economic Output.
  • : Zebulor's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Following new legislation in Zebulor, government workers are more efficient and more unhappy than ever.
  • : Zebulor was refounded in Balder.
  • : Zebulor ceased to exist in Lazarus.
  • : Zebulor's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Zebulor's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Following new legislation in Zebulor, authorities are looking for a stool pigeon to rat out who is stealing food from pigeon toilets.
  • : Zebulor was refounded in Lazarus.

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