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Most Secular: 837th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,312th Most Influential: 3,186th
The Socialist Democracy of
Democratic Socialists
So I just type my motto and it will appear here?
Charlie David Hanson
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population814 million

CapitalThe Capital District
LeaderCharlie David Hanson

Currencyexchange ticket

The Socialist Democracy of Zess is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Charlie David Hanson with an even hand, and renowned for its disturbing lack of elderly people, irreverence towards religion, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate population of 814 million Zessians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

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 The Capital District. The average income tax rate is 75.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Zessian economy, worth 89.2 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 Pizza Delivery. Average income is an impressive 109,638 exchange tickets, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space, voting is voluntary, kids laugh off vandalism and arson as "just fun", and earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss. Crime is totally unknown. Zess's national animal is the neko, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Zess is ranked 138,296th in the world and 6,251st in the South Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -6.16 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Most Secular: 837thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,312thMost Influential: 3,186thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,001stMost Pacifist: 5,101stMost Rebellious Youth: 5,579thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,782ndNicest Citizens: 6,332ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,618thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,731stMost Inclusive: 6,800thTop
Best Weather: 8,657thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,545thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,171stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,417thHealthiest Citizens: 10,458thHighest Drug Use: 10,843rdHighest Poor Incomes: 10,898thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,349thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,453rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,877thSmartest Citizens: 13,472ndLargest Welfare Programs: 13,630thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,313thSafest: 14,661st
Most Secular: 36th in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 132nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 149th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 164th in the regionMost Pacifist: 176th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 200th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 214th in the regionNicest Citizens: 224th in the regionMost Inclusive: 243rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 264th in the regionBest Weather: 277th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 297th in the regionMost Influential: 309th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 324th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 328th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 330th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 330th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 349th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 365th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 365th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 389th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 405th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 413th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 422nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 453rd in the regionLargest Governments: 506th in the regionSafest: 544th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 613th in the regionMost Cultured: 628th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 674th in the region

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