by Max Barry

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Safest: 659th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 754th Most Pacifist: 836th
The Kingdom of
Democratic Socialists
For God, King, and the People
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population3.8 billion

LeaderHM The King
FaithSunni Islam

CurrencyZhavnos Dollar
AnimalTabby Cat

The Kingdom of Zhavn is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by HM The King with an even hand, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, daily referendums, and avowedly heterosexual populace. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 3.8 billion Zhavnos 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 Administration, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Trazva. The average income tax rate is 98.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Zhavnos economy, worth 869 trillion Zhavnos Dollars 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 Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. Average income is an amazing 228,888 Zhavnos Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Government-funded marriage counseling is showing very limited success, traffic cops spend most of their work-hours calculating citizens' monthly income, disaster relief budgets are growing like wildfire, and 100-year-old politicians are now a thing of the past. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zhavn's national animal is the Tabby Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Sunni Islam.

Zhavn is ranked 1,040th in the world and 26th in the Rejected Realms for Most Developed, scoring 97.62 on the Human Development Index.

Safest: 659thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 754thMost Pacifist: 836thMost Developed: 1,040thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,082ndLowest Crime Rates: 1,167thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,185thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,243rdMost Devout: 1,278thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,311thMost Cultured: 1,384thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,444thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,561stNicest Citizens: 1,589thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 1,751stHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,775thLargest Governments: 1,834thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,905thMost Inclusive: 1,954thSmartest Citizens: 2,012thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,278thBest Weather: 2,400thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,433rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,438thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,666thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,690thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,990thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,097thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,700thHighest Average Incomes: 3,850thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,006thMost Influential: 4,239thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,710thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,539thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,952ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,835thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 8,925thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,025thMost Income Equality: 14,717thHighest Economic Output: 16,775th
Safest: 18th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 19th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 24th in the regionMost Developed: 26th in the regionMost Pacifist: 26th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 32nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 33rd in the regionMost Devout: 34th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 34th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 35th in the regionMost Cultured: 36th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 41st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 42nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 43rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 44th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 47th in the regionLargest Governments: 47th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 50th in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 51st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 52nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 53rd in the regionMost Influential: 53rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 56th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 57th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 60th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 62nd in the regionBest Weather: 65th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 72nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 79th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 84th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 101st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 107th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 110th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 127th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 155th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 183rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 215th in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 254th in the regionMost Stationary: 348th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 378th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 390th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Zhavn, 100-year-old politicians are now a thing of the past.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhavn, disaster relief budgets are growing like wildfire.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhavn, traffic cops spend most of their work-hours calculating citizens' monthly income.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhavn, government-funded marriage counseling is showing very limited success.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhavn, film studios own the rights to actors' likenesses until the next millennium.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhavn, people say chess victor HM The King can kill you with mind-bullets.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhavn, "Idol-Worship for the Apathetic" workshops are cancelled when no-one bothers to show up.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhavn, the new 'Things We Stole From Other Countries' exhibition at the National Museum of Antiquities is a hit.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhavn, school lessons are constantly interrupted by 'teacher needs a break' time.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhavn, it's harder to qualify for IVF than for a good university.


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