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Most Valuable International Artwork: 558thHighest Drug Use: 1,174thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,824th
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Zerphen

Population1.775 billion

Currencyzeck
Animalnot snake

The Loosely Associated Provinces of Zerphen is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its rum-swilling pirates, smutty television, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.775 billion Zerphenians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 91.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Zerphenian economy, worth 203 trillion zecks 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 mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 114,577 zecks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Election results are often delayed for weeks to count the expat votes, the government mails weekly updates on the new anti-junk mail laws to every citizen, surveillance cameras are banned, and restaurant owners fear visits from government officials more than the actual food critics. Crime is totally unknown. Zerphen's national animal is the not snake, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Zerphen is ranked 99,385th in the world and 205th in Forest for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 2,811.28 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 558thHighest Drug Use: 1,174thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,824thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,945thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,148thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,147thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,292ndNicest Citizens: 4,763rdMost Inclusive: 4,951stMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,449thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,891stMost Rebellious Youth: 6,459thMost Influential: 6,608thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,947thHighest Food Quality: 7,421stMost Advanced Public Education: 8,005thMost Pacifist: 8,310thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,473rdMost Beautiful Environments: 8,623rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,639thMost Developed: 10,333rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,134thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,727thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,121stMost Cultured: 12,291stSmartest Citizens: 12,308thLargest Governments: 12,779thBest Weather: 12,868thTop
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Most Secular: 15,426thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,740thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,273rdSafest: 17,673rdLongest Average Lifespans: 18,589thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,647thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 20,795thMost Cheerful Citizens: 23,283rdMost Efficient Economies: 24,143rd
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Highest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 4th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 10th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 18th in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 34th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 36th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Zerphen, restaurant owners fear visits from government officials more than the actual food critics.
  • : Following new legislation in Zerphen, surveillance cameras are banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Zerphen, the government mails weekly updates on the new anti-junk mail laws to every citizen.
  • : Zerphen voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn A Bloodred Moon".
  • : Zerphen was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Following new legislation in Zerphen, election results are often delayed for weeks to count the expat votes.
  • : Following new legislation in Zerphen, grinding bureaucracy has the international wheels of justice turning slowly.
  • : Following new legislation in Zerphen, it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma.
  • : Following new legislation in Zerphen, Leader's Twitcher account is typically used to share not snake memes rather than government policy.
  • : Following new legislation in Zerphen, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers.

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