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Most Armed: 205thHighest Crime Rates: 212thRudest Citizens: 221st
The A of the B of the C of the D of
New York Times Democracy
Don't mess with us, and we won't mess with you, friend.
T'korov Eyeketrau
Influence
Duckspeaker
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Zjaum

Population9.488 billion

CapitalWt'kroiya Turayi
LeaderT'korov Eyeketrau
FaithReformed Christianity

Currencywyi
Animalwoiwi

The A of the B of the C of the D of Zjaum is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by T'korov Eyeketrau with a fair hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, complete lack of prisons, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 9.488 billion R'Koo-oi 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 minute, corrupt, outspoken government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Industry, although Education and Administration are also considered important, while Welfare and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Wt'kroiya Turayi. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Wrau-yi economy, worth a remarkable 2,936 trillion wyis a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Soda Sales, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 309,459 wyis, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Fistfighting vigilantes tend to suffer a lot of gunshot wounds, rebuilding efforts for a recently destroyed cathedral aren't expected to be completed for another century, comic books avoid plot inconsistencies by removing the plot, and travelers often bring empty plastic bottles on Air Zjaum flights to avoid the pay lavatories. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Zjaum's national animal is the woiwi, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Reformed Christianity.

Zjaum is ranked 104,817th in the world and 91st in The League of Conservative Nations for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 1,483.36 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Most Armed: 205thHighest Crime Rates: 212thRudest Citizens: 221stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 236thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 263rdFattest Citizens: 265thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 280thLargest Retail Industry: 307thMost Avoided: 470thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 584thHighest Disposable Incomes: 604thLargest Gambling Industry: 678thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 862ndLargest Insurance Industry: 987thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,102ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,151stMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,348thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,531stLargest Mining Sector: 1,804thHighest Average Incomes: 1,899thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,068thMost Devout: 2,266thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,322ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,351stTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,708thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,318thHighest Economic Output: 4,873rdMost Influential: 5,469thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,913thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,285thSmartest Citizens: 6,599thMost Efficient Economies: 6,906thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,182ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,402ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,804thLargest Black Market: 8,878thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,997thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 13,080thHighest Drug Use: 18,915thMost Stationary: 19,525thMost Cultured: 19,818th
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Fattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 9th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Stationary: 11th in the regionMost Politically Free: 12th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 12th in the regionMost Devout: 13th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zjaum withdrew its vote on the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Northern Borland".
  • : Zjaum voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Northern Borland".
  • : Zjaum voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Death Penalty Ban"".
  • : Zjaum was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Zjaum endorsed The Armed Republic of Paleocacher.
  • : Zjaum voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Fair Treatment of Prisoners".
  • : Zjaum voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "International Criminal Protocol"".
  • : Zjaum's influence in The League of Conservative Nations rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Zjaum voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Verdant Haven".
  • : Zjaum voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Fairness in Collective Bargaining".

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