by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 603rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,501stMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,512th
The Federal Socialist Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
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Ziotah and Riverside

Population13.483 billion

LeaderThe Prime Minister

AnimalMountain Blue Jay

The Federal Socialist Republic of Ziotah and Riverside is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by The Prime Minister with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, smutty television, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic population of 13.483 billion Ziotans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lindon. The average income tax rate is 96.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Ziotan economy, worth a remarkable 1,988 trillion Zios 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 led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 147,512 Zios, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The rich and poor vomit into separate bags, there's an aura of pseudoscience around academia, recent protests against birds flying too low have resulted in bloodshed, and residents of houses built on a foundation of wishful thinking are prone to an odd sinking feeling. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ziotah and Riverside's national animal is the Mountain Blue Jay, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Ziotah and Riverside is ranked 245,964th in the world and 330th in Forest for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring zero on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

Most Influential: 603rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,501stMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,512thNicest Citizens: 1,726thMost Pacifist: 1,808thBest Weather: 1,824thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,839thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,945thSafest: 2,236thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,248thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,337thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,361stMost Inclusive: 2,443rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,552ndTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 2,673rdHighest Food Quality: 2,762ndHealthiest Citizens: 2,890thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,995thMost Developed: 3,493rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,733rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,149thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,263rdMost Cultured: 4,610thSmartest Citizens: 4,612thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,023rdMost Efficient Economies: 5,192ndLargest Governments: 5,402ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,862ndHighest Poor Incomes: 6,884thLowest Crime Rates: 7,990thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,096thHighest Economic Output: 9,629thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,820thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,801stMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,024thMost Stationary: 12,429thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,579thHighest Average Incomes: 15,994thMost Secular: 19,449thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,197thMost Income Equality: 21,549thLargest Populations: 23,428th
Most Rebellious Youth: 21st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 22nd in the regionMost Influential: 24th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 31st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 31st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 33rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 33rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 35th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 35th in the regionMost Stationary: 36th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 36th in the region

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