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Largest Welfare Programs: 1,737th Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,454th Most Advanced Public Transport: 3,334th
The Soviet Socialist Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Everyone is equal, but some are more equal than others.
CPSU
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Zetona

Population2.152 billion

CapitalXYZ*
LeaderCPSU
FaithLight future

CurrencyWooden ruble
AnimalBear

The Soviet Socialist Republic of Zetona is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by CPSU with an iron fist, and notable for its closed borders, keen interest in outer space, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 2.152 billion Zetonas are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of XYZ*. The average income tax rate is 95.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Zetonas economy, worth 249 trillion Wooden rubles a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 115,819 Wooden rubles, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Oddly patriotic flash mobs spontaneously sing the national anthem, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway, the government's new priority is citizens' access to cat videos, and science centers and state of the art laboratories are ubiquitous. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zetona's national animal is the Bear, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Light future.

Zetona is ranked 147,640th in the world and 128th in Soviet Democracy for Most Primitive, scoring -283.01 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 1,737thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,454thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,334thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,991stMost Subsidized Industry: 4,698thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,997thHealthiest Citizens: 5,682ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,139thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,421stLowest Crime Rates: 6,541stLargest Governments: 6,686thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,468thMost Secular: 8,122ndTop
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Most Developed: 8,422ndBest Weather: 9,126thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,558thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,521stMost Authoritarian: 13,589thMost Pacifist: 14,685thSmartest Citizens: 15,163rdMost Corrupt Governments: 15,286thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,066th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 8th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11th in the regionLargest Governments: 12th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13th in the region

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