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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 307th Most Influential: 742nd Most Pacifist: 4,508th
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The People's Republic of Zelgathon is a massive, genial nation, remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.107 billion Zelgathonians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Yaragar. The average income tax rate is 88.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Zelgathonian economy, worth 136 trillion dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Cheese Exports, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 123,508 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Many marriages go virtually unconsummated, wind farms are erected on shuttered oil platforms, space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space, and citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling". Crime is totally unknown. Zelgathon's national animal is the lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Zelgathon is ranked 152,487th in the world and 8,190th in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -201.39 on the Hayek Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 307thMost Influential: 742ndTop
Most Pacifist: 4,508thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,264thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,452ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,687thMost Developed: 6,106thMost Inclusive: 6,108thNicest Citizens: 6,120thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,790thSafest: 7,326thMost Secular: 7,717thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,723rdTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 8,090thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,230thMost Efficient Economies: 8,483rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,577thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,643rdMost Cultured: 8,808thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,233rdMost Advanced Public Education: 9,501stHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,557thLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,192ndMost Rebellious Youth: 10,745thLargest Governments: 11,541stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,666thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,875thSmartest Citizens: 12,492ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,671stLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,949thBest Weather: 14,066thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,259thNudest: 15,094thLowest Crime Rates: 15,934th
Most Subsidized Industry: 200th in the regionMost Pacifist: 217th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 219th in the regionMost Influential: 228th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 230th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 235th in the regionMost Developed: 307th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 315th in the regionNicest Citizens: 324th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 326th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 339th in the regionSafest: 342nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 357th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 366th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 367th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 383rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 392nd in the regionMost Cultured: 394th in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 435th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 437th in the regionMost Secular: 442nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 443rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 449th in the regionLargest Governments: 476th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 552nd in the regionNudest: 563rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 594th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 598th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 607th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 610th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 683rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 686th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 692nd in the regionBest Weather: 737th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 813th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 162 » Yaorozu, Holy Oranz, Empy, Imperial Pene Rounitrang, SORT, Notyoutopia, Reannia, Diodone, Vegetarian States, Kyoryoku, Unimaginable Doom, Sankami, Nogori, Sil Dorsett, Halcon siveriano, Great Bights Mum, Southern Stroraia, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Loralei Emeria, Bohseon, Sunto, Xentherida, Siwale, The Realm of Dorne, Guslantis, Arrivederci, SchoolHouse Rock, Aris Republic, Sereeno, Esplandia, Amerian States, Weath, AGM, Hong Kong Empire, Crodaria, Grossilia, Tremagne de Taelmia, Godly City, Unsophisticate, Solestia, Selfgradatude, Serenais, Altisia, Mecklenburg-Thornley, Legique, Phktla, Giganato, The Democratic Republic of Tomb, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Ice and Tinian, and 112 others.GeorgeTheMiner, Yyadutyr, Kundam, Run Mayst Republic, Religioncord, Kelvaros Prime, Lorbank, Chukstik Illahi, Elevation, Calamazo, Arcadia of Kasterborous, Lemonbiscuits, Pria Xennes, Whereisthatistan, Colony of lasting Hopes, Bothia, BrightFutures, Karazan, Shadowrik, Isimud, Merconitonitopia, Ovsterland, 10225879, Buten, New Rivia, Morrn, Kujira, Kaschovia, Khvatai, Upper Portlandia, New Lakemba, Idealistically Kool, Daedric Stellar Empire, Necerierra, StormRose, Moubarakistan, The Mazur Empire, Jefffliu, Neu-Klagenfurt, Northern Scovia, Apetopia, Yamgong, Frances Francis the First of France, Bharathvarsh, Kingdom of Space, Enosville, Sophista, Coemgen, Fengate, Lupus Imperium, Wisconsota, Alice Gardens, Cyanos, Dutchyland, Celasur, Zeroxis, Elspeth and Samina, Tuand Seton, Britomart, Equestrian Commonwealth, New Cataria, Valdr, Vazali, Celreostia, Lord Ravenclaw, Terra Auspicata, Wolfensjaeger, Brandenburg-Magdeburg, Nova Constellation, Mercy Land, Empire of the Dark Lords of the Sith, Omicron Persei V111, Upper Sam Dodovi, Marilands, Allizone, New Chilokver, HMS Unicorn, Vexilia, Middle Drazzi, Heritage Quay, The Rossinite Empire, Northern Gala Arment Toustavo, Pallaith, PlanetPunk, Kwaj, Fabianbourg, New Rogernomics, Tinhampton, R2D, Natorik, Skormsruins, Great Solordia, General COE, Wicheye, Plumas, SubOptimalia, Moristia, Vszeklina, Friently, Aragael, Rouene, Boszu, Jenner-Kardash, South Grand Mountain, Lavanania, Shin-Hachioji, Faxfleet, South Hyrule, Bikeni Jobia, Cleoskye, Renetopia, and Zedeya.

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