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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,629thMost Influential: 1,802ndMost Secular: 2,009th
The Logical Socialist Democracy of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
To advance to the future, you must abandon the past.
Charlie David Hanson
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Zess

Population3.598 billion

CapitalCapital District
LeaderCharlie David Hanson
FaithModeratorism

Currencyexchange ticket
Animalimmortal jellyfish

The Logical Socialist Democracy of Zess is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Charlie David Hanson with a fair hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, smutty television, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.598 billion Zessians 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 large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capital District. The average income tax rate is 91.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Zessian economy, worth 511 trillion exchange tickets 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 Tourism, Basket Weaving, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 142,284 exchange tickets, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster, vital intelligence-gathering activities are often put on hold for Call of Honor tournaments, things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication, and at least 1% of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget goes to Charlie David Hanson's wardrobe. Crime is totally unknown. Zess's national animal is the immortal jellyfish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Moderatorism.

Zess is ranked 20,056th in the world and 850th in the South Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 5,447.47 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,629thMost Influential: 1,802ndMost Secular: 2,009thTop
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Most Pacifist: 2,274thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,579thMost Inclusive: 2,878thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,899thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,085thNicest Citizens: 3,251stLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,325thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,851stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,871stHighest Poor Incomes: 4,851stMost Developed: 4,956thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,270thSafest: 5,286thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,521stMost Advanced Public Education: 5,578thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,839thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,912thSmartest Citizens: 6,077thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,567thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,649thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,859thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,102ndHealthiest Citizens: 7,235thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,132ndBest Weather: 8,412thLargest Governments: 8,620thMost Cultured: 8,931stTop
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Most Income Equality: 12,698thHighest Average Incomes: 15,295thLowest Crime Rates: 15,475thMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,542ndMost Efficient Economies: 17,430thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,252ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,634thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 20,056th
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Most Pacifist: 81st in the regionMost Secular: 82nd in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 90th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 91st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 92nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 103rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 103rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 104th in the regionNicest Citizens: 111th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 115th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 141st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 155th in the regionMost Developed: 157th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 162nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 166th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 166th in the regionSafest: 173rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 182nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 190th in the regionMost Influential: 194th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 195th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 197th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 206th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 223rd in the regionLargest Governments: 227th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 232nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 232nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 249th in the regionMost Cultured: 255th in the regionBest Weather: 261st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 415th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 443rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 490th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 507th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 532nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 553rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 581st in the regionMost Income Equality: 651st in the regionMost Stationary: 658th in the regionLargest Populations: 682nd in the region

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