by Max Barry

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,368thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,988thMost Influential: 10,756th
The Holy Empire of
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Population289 million


The Holy Empire of Zelveria is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 289 million Zelverians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, well-organized government prioritizes Spirituality, although Law & Order, Education, and Defense are also considered important. The average income tax rate is 40.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Zelverian economy, worth 14.1 trillion bitcoins a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is 48,643 bitcoins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Streaming video is considered to be a myth by most citizens, truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail, all guns must be registered, and short shrift is being given to applications for political asylum from illegal immigrants. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zelveria's national animal is the jaguar, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Zelveria is ranked 49,382nd in the world and 2,634th in The North Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 51.48 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,368thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,988thTop
Most Influential: 10,756thMost Devout: 12,807th
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 88th in the regionTop
Most Devout: 539th in the region

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