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Zwangzug was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 233
Most Rebellious Youth: 166th Least Corrupt Governments: 301st Most Pacifist: 329th
The Loquacious Lipograms of
Left-wing Utopia
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Civil Rights
Superb
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Zwangzug

Population26.455 billion

CapitalZwischen
LeaderErin Splinter

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Animalzebra

The Loquacious Lipograms of Zwangzug is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Erin Splinter with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 26.455 billion Zwangzugians 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, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zwischen. The income tax rate is 100%.

The enormous but inefficient Zwangzugian economy, worth a remarkable 3,088 trillion checks a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 116,727 checks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Jennifer Government is a bestseller, footballers are doing aerobics in the sauna to build their hot weather endurance, video evidence of cruel animal experiments tends to be of poor quality, and crossword puzzles have been co-opted as a symbol of racial discrimination. Crime is totally unknown. Zwangzug's national animal is the zebra, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Zwangzug is ranked 171,901st in the world and 373rd in Forest for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -56.92 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Most Rebellious Youth: 166thLeast Corrupt Governments: 301stMost Pacifist: 329thMost Compassionate Citizens: 334thMost Beautiful Environments: 342ndLongest Average Lifespans: 487thNicest Citizens: 492ndSmartest Citizens: 498thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 543rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 558thHighest Average Tax Rates: 697thHealthiest Citizens: 775thLargest Governments: 927thBest Weather: 1,031stMost Cultured: 1,298thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,689thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 2,060thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,103rdMost Devout: 2,209thSafest: 2,325thLargest Populations: 2,381stMost Inclusive: 2,444thHighest Economic Output: 3,084thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,255thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,665thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 9,545thLowest Crime Rates: 10,187thNudest: 11,168thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,727thMost Stationary: 14,203rdMost Influential: 15,825thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,919th
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Most Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionMost Pacifist: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 8th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionLargest Populations: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 12th in the regionNicest Citizens: 12th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 13th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 13th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 14th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 15th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 15th in the regionMost Cultured: 17th in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 21st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 22nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23rd in the regionMost Stationary: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 31st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 31st in the regionSafest: 35th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Zwangzug, crossword puzzles have been co-opted as a symbol of racial discrimination.
  • : Following new legislation in Zwangzug, video evidence of cruel animal experiments tends to be of poor quality.
  • : Following new legislation in Zwangzug, footballers are doing aerobics in the sauna to build their hot weather endurance.
  • : Following new legislation in Zwangzug, Jennifer Government is a bestseller.
  • : Following new legislation in Zwangzug, crime is on the rise as online youths compete to vlog the most shocking scenes of violence.
  • : Following new legislation in Zwangzug, Zwangzug's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region.
  • : Following new legislation in Zwangzug, third party candidates are now gaining some representation in Parliament.
  • : Following new legislation in Zwangzug, the government considers the rising number of McRonald's fast food restaurants to be great progress.
  • : Following new legislation in Zwangzug, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings.
  • : Following new legislation in Zwangzug, a suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League.

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