by Max Barry

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Nudest: 199thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,148thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,479th
The Kingdom of
New York Times Democracy
The Groose is Loose
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population32.583 billion

CapitalZU City


The Kingdom of ZUChat is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Cody with a fair hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, enforced nudity, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 32.583 billion ZUChatians 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 enormous, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Environment, and Administration also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of ZU City. The average income tax rate is 98.1%.

The frighteningly efficient ZUChatian economy, worth a remarkable 4,600 trillion Rupees 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 mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 141,182 Rupees, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Oxygen is commonly known as 'breathinium', the importance of winning Olympic gold medals is indoctrinated from an early age, from the highest mountain to the deepest cave - one can always count on finding a good cell signal in ZUChat, and laughter while watching foreign diplomats disrobe tends to make diplomatic talks counterproductive. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. ZUChat's national animal is the Goron, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Hylianity.

ZUChat is ranked 8,242nd in the world and 1st in Hyrule for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 435.56 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Nudest: 199thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,148thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,479thSafest: 1,588thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,703rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,917thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,978thMost Pacifist: 1,991stLargest Populations: 2,320thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 2,715thHighest Economic Output: 2,914thMost Developed: 3,064thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,295thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,306thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,364thLowest Crime Rates: 3,535thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,555thHighest Food Quality: 3,641stBest Weather: 3,684thMost Inclusive: 3,696thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,735thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,758thNicest Citizens: 3,936thHealthiest Citizens: 3,940thMost Cultured: 4,330thLargest Governments: 4,437thSmartest Citizens: 4,926thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,731stMost Stationary: 6,329thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,789thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,242ndHighest Poor Incomes: 9,058thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,669thMost Influential: 11,985thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 13,675thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,386thHighest Average Incomes: 17,696thMost Secular: 19,712thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,726thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 21,464thLargest Publishing Industry: 24,509thMost Efficient Economies: 26,425th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : ZUChat was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : ZUChat was reclassified from "Civil Rights Lovefest" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • : ZUChat's influence in Hyrule rose from "Envoy" to "Auxiliary".
  • : ZUChat was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : ZUChat's influence in Hyrule fell from "Auxiliary" to "Envoy".
  • : ZUChat's influence in Hyrule rose from "Envoy" to "Auxiliary".
  • : ZUChat was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : ZUChat was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : ZUChat's influence in Hyrule fell from "Auxiliary" to "Envoy".
  • : ZUChat's influence in Hyrule rose from "Envoy" to "Auxiliary".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: None.