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Most Influential: 2,654thMost Devout: 3,501stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,109th
The Enlightened State of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Pax Zidumica
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population4.374 billion

CapitalZidumica DZ
LeaderYahya Yara


The Enlightened State of Zidium is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Yahya Yara with an even hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, soft-spoken computers, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, devout population of 4.374 billion Zidumites have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zidumica DZ. The average income tax rate is 75.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Zidiumian economy, worth 307 trillion Pounds 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, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Retail. Average income is 70,389 Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers, Yahya Yara has declared a weed sticking through a crack in the sidewalk to be the nation's newest green space, all the world's a stage for Zidiumian political theatrics, and human pie shops continue to receive shipments of meat from Spleeny Rodd's. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zidium's national animal is the Hudhud, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Islam.

Zidium is ranked 75,185th in the world and 3,503rd in The East Pacific for Most Income Equality, scoring 49.01 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Most Influential: 2,654thTop
Most Devout: 3,501stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,109thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,052ndTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 15,201stMost Inclusive: 16,524thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 17,028thBest Weather: 17,420thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,329thNicest Citizens: 18,388thMost Compassionate Citizens: 18,656thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,964thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,062ndLowest Crime Rates: 21,047thMost Scientifically Advanced: 21,557thHighest Average Tax Rates: 21,685thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22,512thLargest Information Technology Sector: 24,886thLongest Average Lifespans: 25,068thHighest Food Quality: 25,505thMost Pacifist: 25,586th
Most Devout: 70th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 143rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 345th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 348th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 492nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 499th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 519th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 533rd in the regionBest Weather: 560th in the regionMost Inclusive: 564th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 573rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 584th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 591st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 615th in the regionNicest Citizens: 618th in the regionTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 632nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 658th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 673rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 702nd in the regionMost Average: 781st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 786th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 816th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 835th in the regionLargest Populations: 858th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 868th in the regionMost Developed: 949th in the regionMost Stationary: 974th in the regionLargest Governments: 975th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 988th in the regionMost Pacifist: 1,016th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1,148th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1,150th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,236th in the region

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