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Most Influential: 82nd Largest Publishing Industry: 482nd Least Corrupt Governments: 953rd
The Imperial Republic of
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Regional Influence
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Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Imperial Republic of Zyrcrestia is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by its chancellor with a fair hand, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, ubiquitous missile silos, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful population of 14.36 billion Zyrcrestians 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 relatively small, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Education, with Defense, Healthcare, and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zyrtulai. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 30.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Zyrcrestian economy, worth a remarkable 2,745 trillion zyrces a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 191,164 zyrces, with the richest citizens earning 9.1 times as much as the poorest.

Prominent cultural symbols are featured on the backs of cereal boxes, government officials sit helplessly as they are labelled 'Pompous Womples' by celebrities, an increasingly villainous series of sports coaches are demanding the national mascot's true identity, and people often get liposuction to reduce their air fares. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zyrcrestia's national animal is the raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Zyrcrestia is ranked 158,236th in the world and 936th in 10000 Islands for Most Devout, with 6.96 Prayers Per Hour.

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Most Influential: 82ndLargest Publishing Industry: 482ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 953rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 996thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,460thTop
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Safest: 1,826thMost Developed: 1,834thSmartest Citizens: 1,976thMost Cultured: 2,080thHighest Economic Output: 2,675thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,121stMost Rebellious Youth: 3,406thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,607thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,477thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,613thHighest Average Incomes: 5,239thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,581stMost Advanced Public Education: 5,756thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,904thLargest Retail Industry: 6,358thHealthiest Citizens: 6,581stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,623rdLargest Populations: 6,983rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,438thBest Weather: 7,668thMost Stationary: 8,420thRudest Citizens: 8,665thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,027thMost Efficient Economies: 10,263rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,943rdLargest Governments: 13,091stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,562ndMost Politically Free: 15,723rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,851stLowest Crime Rates: 16,026th
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Largest Publishing Industry: 18th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 24th in the regionMost Influential: 26th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 30th in the regionSafest: 41st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 48th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 49th in the regionMost Developed: 49th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 54th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 57th in the regionLargest Populations: 60th in the regionMost Cultured: 62nd in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 69th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 75th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 76th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 86th in the regionRudest Citizens: 87th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 87th in the regionMost Stationary: 89th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 90th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 105th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 107th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 109th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 123rd in the region

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