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Largest Publishing Industry: 233rd Smartest Citizens: 574th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 593rd
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Civil Rights
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Economy
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Political Freedom
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The University of Zeyad is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by the Council of Deans with a fair hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, otherworldly petting zoo, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 14.079 billion Students enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized government is primarily concerned with Education, with Environment, Industry, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Averl-Ala. The average income tax rate is 82.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Scholar economy, worth a remarkable 3,518 trillion Star Dusts 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 led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 249,900 Star Dusts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Government officials sit helplessly as they are labelled 'Pompous Womples' by celebrities, a video of The Council of Deans wearing shock-blue face paint and smashing an electric guitar in front of a frenzied crowd is on endless repeat on the nightly news, garishly-decorated government buildings are being hailed as the height of 'religious nouveau', and politicians have literally dirty hands from their extracurricular activities. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zeyad's national animal is the flying penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Zoroastrianism.

Zeyad is ranked 149,139th in the world and 271st in New Warsaw Pact for Highest Crime Rates, with 1.44 Crimes Per Hour.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 233rdSmartest Citizens: 574thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 593rdHealthiest Citizens: 673rdMost Developed: 691stMost Cultured: 719thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 862ndHighest Poor Incomes: 973rdLongest Average Lifespans: 1,075thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,288thMost Pacifist: 1,464thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,513thMost Efficient Economies: 1,622ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,636thLowest Crime Rates: 1,652ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,673rdHighest Economic Output: 1,885thHighest Average Incomes: 2,207thBest Weather: 2,292ndMost Advanced Public Education: 2,914thSafest: 3,002ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,062ndMost Inclusive: 3,549thLargest Governments: 3,660thMost Devout: 4,489thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,538thLargest Populations: 7,204thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 11,428thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,940thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,022ndMost Stationary: 12,855thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,675th
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Largest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 6th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Populations: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionSafest: 10th in the regionMost Inclusive: 12th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13th in the regionLargest Governments: 13th in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 20th in the regionMost Stationary: 26th in the regionNudest: 27th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Zeyad, politicians have literally dirty hands from their extracurricular activities.
  • : Following new legislation in Zeyad, garishly-decorated government buildings are being hailed as the height of 'religious nouveau'.
  • : Following new legislation in Zeyad, a video of The Council of Deans wearing shock-blue face paint and smashing an electric guitar in front of a frenzied crowd is on endless repeat on the nightly news.
  • : Following new legislation in Zeyad, government officials sit helplessly as they are labelled 'Pompous Womples' by celebrities.
  • : Following new legislation in Zeyad, passionate nomination battles are often as intense as general elections.
  • : Following new legislation in Zeyad, a byzantine web of conspiracies and secret alliances must be navigated any time legislation is voted upon.
  • : Following new legislation in Zeyad, relations with Dàguó have warmed from frosty to chilly.
  • : Following new legislation in Zeyad, glamping Students won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi.
  • : Following new legislation in Zeyad, mandatory daycare is provided by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Zeyad, children are raised bilingual from an early age.

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