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Zwangzug was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 233
Most Rebellious Youth: 162nd Least Corrupt Governments: 291st Most Pacifist: 326th
The Loquacious Lipograms of
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Zwangzug

Population26.816 billion

CapitalZwischen
LeaderErin Splinter

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Animalzebra

The Loquacious Lipograms of Zwangzug is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Erin Splinter with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, daily referendums, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 26.816 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, liberal, 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 3,120 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 116,358 checks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Many marriages go virtually unconsummated, government crews work tirelessly to retake the suburbs from organized packs of raccoons, truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news, and a sledgehammer and a spray can are seen as the default tools of political debate. Crime is totally unknown. Zwangzug's national animal is the zebra, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Zwangzug is ranked 169,709th in the world and 2nd in Wrigley for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -1164.35 on the Hayek Index.

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Most Rebellious Youth: 162ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 291stMost Pacifist: 326thMost Beautiful Environments: 335thMost Compassionate Citizens: 338thNicest Citizens: 483rdLongest Average Lifespans: 487thSmartest Citizens: 493rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 558thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 585thHighest Average Tax Rates: 688thHealthiest Citizens: 765thLargest Governments: 919thBest Weather: 1,026thMost Cultured: 1,197thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 1,813thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,078thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,140thMost Devout: 2,238thSafest: 2,282ndLargest Populations: 2,341stMost Inclusive: 2,381stHighest Economic Output: 3,149thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,442ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,356thTop
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Nudest: 8,693rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,583rdLowest Crime Rates: 10,128thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,839thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,786th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Zwangzug, a sledgehammer and a spray can are seen as the default tools of political debate.
  • : Following new legislation in Zwangzug, truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news.
  • : Following new legislation in Zwangzug, government crews work tirelessly to retake the suburbs from organized packs of raccoons.
  • : Following new legislation in Zwangzug, many marriages go virtually unconsummated.
  • : Following new legislation in Zwangzug, Zwangzugian housewives become unusually flustered when thinking about Erin Splinter.
  • : Following new legislation in Zwangzug, glamping Zwangzugians won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi.
  • : Following new legislation in Zwangzug, there's nothing more gay than bleeding for your nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Zwangzug, wind farms are erected on shuttered oil platforms.
  • : Zwangzug's influence in Wrigley fell from "Hermit" to "Dominator".
  • : Following new legislation in Zwangzug, the government has solemnly sworn not to look up other nations' internet browsing history if the favor is returned.

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