by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 686th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,184th Most Stationary: 2,920th
The Confederacy of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Order, Order
Civil Rights
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The Confederacy of Zyvetskistaahn is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Council of Executors with a fair hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 11.314 billion Zyvetens have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zyveta. The average income tax rate is 75.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Zyveten economy, worth 633 trillion Zyvetenmarks a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 56,021 Zyvetenmarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government has cut taxes in the face of widespread tax evasion, private business has started paving paradises and putting up parking lots, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas, and citizens are enjoying a recent large cut in taxes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zyvetskistaahn's national animal is the Liffen forest rat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Zyveten Orthodoxy.

Zyvetskistaahn is ranked 24,268th in the world and 1,216th in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 70.36 on the Human Development Index.

Most Influential: 686thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,184thTop
Most Stationary: 2,920thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,758thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,355thLargest Populations: 11,935thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,170thSafest: 13,187thBest Weather: 13,553rdMost Beautiful Environments: 14,825thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,905thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,254thMost Pacifist: 15,678thHealthiest Citizens: 16,302ndMost Cultured: 16,342ndMost Subsidized Industry: 17,284thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,492ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,942ndLargest Welfare Programs: 18,009th
Most Stationary: 64th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 165th in the regionMost Influential: 273rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 333rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 408th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 458th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 516th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 557th in the regionSafest: 645th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 683rd in the regionBest Weather: 733rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 739th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 748th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 756th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 771st in the regionMost Cultured: 783rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 814th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 842nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 862nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 871st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 912th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 919th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 970th in the region

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