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Most Efficient Economies: 77th Lowest Crime Rates: 642nd Most Secular: 980th
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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 public floggings, state-planned economy, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 20.913 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 84.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Zebulorian economy, worth a remarkable 3,924 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 187,642 Zebulorian Forints, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Cash-strapped junkies lick rabbits for a cheap high, citizens are remarkably well involved in the political process, friendly fire incidents usually result in severe burns, and the government spends millions of Zebulorian Forints every year prosecuting spammers. 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 77th in the world and 1st in Union of Free Nations for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 100 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Most Efficient Economies: 77thLowest Crime Rates: 642ndMost Secular: 980thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,049thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,293rdMost Beautiful Environments: 1,314thMost Developed: 1,324thTop
Highest Economic Output: 1,580thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,590thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,614thHealthiest Citizens: 1,649thSafest: 1,768thSmartest Citizens: 1,990thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,286thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,411thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,701stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,761stLargest Populations: 3,281stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,431stMost Advanced Public Education: 4,116thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,176thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,438thBest Weather: 5,308thLargest Governments: 5,392ndHighest Average Incomes: 5,656thRudest Citizens: 5,916thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,078thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,521stMost Politically Free: 10,841stHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,973rdMost Corrupt Governments: 11,761stMost Influential: 14,054thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,100th
Most Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionBest Weather: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 10th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 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.
  • : Following new legislation in Zebulor, the government spends millions of Zebulorian Forints every year prosecuting spammers.
  • : Following new legislation in Zebulor, friendly fire incidents usually result in severe burns.
  • : Following new legislation in Zebulor, citizens are remarkably well involved in the political process.
  • : Following new legislation in Zebulor, cash-strapped junkies lick rabbits for a cheap high.
  • : Following new legislation in Zebulor, serial commas clarify the relationship between one's lackeys, the taxpayers, and kinsfolk.
  • : Following new legislation in Zebulor, excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside.
  • : Following new legislation in Zebulor, the nation has nearly as many history museums as Zebulorians.
  • : Following new legislation in Zebulor, rioting during the nation's hosting of ORDER caused one million Zebulorian Forints of property damage.
  • : Following new legislation in Zebulor, any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property.


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