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Most Influential: 147thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 214thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 230th
The Free Union of
Democratic Socialists
Equality, Justice, Perseverance.
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Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Zeklandia

Population16.179 billion

CapitalSeklanden
LeaderZeklandia the Great

CurrencyNational Credit
AnimalPhoenix

The Free Union of Zeklandia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Zeklandia the Great with an even hand, and renowned for its national health service, free-roaming dinosaurs, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 16.179 billion Zeklandren are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Seklanden. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Zeklandian economy, worth a remarkable 2,679 trillion National Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Information Technology industry. Average income is an impressive 165,643 National Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Military officials are questioning the policy of ceding the nation's territory in exchange for promises not to invade it, a new "thought police" branch is being developed, diplomats are always trying to convince other nations to adopt l33t speak, and illegal hunting is rife after veganism was recently made compulsory. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zeklandia's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Zeklandia is ranked 266,546th in the world and 1,309th in 10000 Islands for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -41.18 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Most Influential: 147thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 214thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 230thLargest Welfare Programs: 326thMost Advanced Public Transport: 351stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 810thMost Advanced Public Education: 888thLeast Corrupt Governments: 982ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,074thSafest: 1,099thMost Developed: 1,125thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,142ndLongest Average Lifespans: 1,276thHealthiest Citizens: 1,646thBest Weather: 1,719thLargest Governments: 1,807thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,960thLowest Crime Rates: 2,157thNicest Citizens: 2,349thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,387thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,405thMost Inclusive: 2,472ndMost Pacifist: 2,487thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,601stTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,697thHighest Food Quality: 2,720thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,260thSmartest Citizens: 3,411thMost Cultured: 4,129thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,136thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,897thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,021stHighest Economic Output: 6,757thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,298thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,472ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,958thMost Secular: 11,057thHighest Average Incomes: 12,213thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 16,286thLargest Populations: 18,221stMost Income Equality: 18,489thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,675thMost Patriotic: 23,267th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 9th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 16th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 18th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 25th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 28th in the regionSafest: 29th in the regionMost Developed: 31st in the regionLargest Governments: 32nd in the regionMost Influential: 33rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 34th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 35th in the regionBest Weather: 39th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 39th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 47th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 51st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 52nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 53rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 55th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 56th in the regionMost Inclusive: 56th in the regionMost Pacifist: 62nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 63rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 64th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 71st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 73rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 80th in the regionMost Cultured: 80th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 81st in the regionMost Income Equality: 84th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 87th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 94th in the regionLargest Populations: 131st in the region

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