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Zulankan Outpost 79

Population5.906 billion

Currencylabor certificate

The People's Republic of Zulankan Outpost 79 is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The democratic population of 5.906 billion Zulankans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Welfare, although Education, Healthcare, and Defense are also considered important. The average income tax rate is 71.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Zulankan economy, worth 61.8 trillion labor certificates a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Furniture Restoration, Book Publishing, Trout Farming, and Pizza Delivery. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 10,470 labor certificates, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zulankan Outpost 79's national animal is the leopard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Zulankan Outpost 79 is ranked 77,352nd in the world and 1st in AMURICA for Largest Governments, scoring 17.75 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

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