Largest Publishing Industry: 221st Smartest Citizens: 484th Most Developed: 499th
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The University of Zeyad is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by the Council of Deans with a fair hand, and notable for its state-planned economy, free-roaming dinosaurs, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 12.962 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 are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Averl-Ala. The average income tax rate is 81.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Scholar economy, worth a remarkable 3,205 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 247,296 Star Dusts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Contestants on Zeyad's Got Talent are screened by the government to make sure that they actually have talent, moonshine has made a resurgence, the state considers itself the 'third parent' of every child in the nation, and excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside. 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 158,823rd in the world and 272nd in New Warsaw Pact for Most Primitive, scoring -441.48 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Largest Publishing Industry: 221stSmartest Citizens: 484thMost Developed: 499thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 531stMost Cultured: 617thHealthiest Citizens: 621stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 757thHighest Poor Incomes: 776thLongest Average Lifespans: 902ndMost Beautiful Environments: 1,141stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,151stMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,221stMost Pacifist: 1,443rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,482ndTop
Most Efficient Economies: 1,656thLowest Crime Rates: 1,738thHighest Economic Output: 2,024thHighest Average Incomes: 2,146thBest Weather: 2,151stLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,420thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,705thSafest: 3,256thMost Inclusive: 3,376thLargest Governments: 3,989thMost Devout: 4,868thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,619thLargest Populations: 8,004thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 12,076thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,083rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,297thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,016thMost Stationary: 16,028th
Smartest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 8th in the regionBest Weather: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 12th in the regionSafest: 13th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 16th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17th in the regionMost Inclusive: 17th in the regionMost Devout: 19th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zeyad was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations and the Top 10% for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Following new legislation in Zeyad, excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside.
  • : Following new legislation in Zeyad, the state considers itself the 'third parent' of every child in the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Zeyad, moonshine has made a resurgence.
  • : Following new legislation in Zeyad, contestants on Zeyad's Got Talent are screened by the government to make sure that they actually have talent.
  • : Following new legislation in Zeyad, maximum security fish farms leave caged salmon pining for the fjords.
  • : Following new legislation in Zeyad, the ongoing space elevator construction project has elevated the national debt to all new levels.
  • : Following new legislation in Zeyad, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept.
  • : Following new legislation in Zeyad, police drones follow every suspected Peeping Tom.
  • : Following new legislation in Zeyad, big game hunters travel to Zeyad to try their hand at shark-shooting.


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