by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 148thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 214thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 228th
The Free Union of
Democratic Socialists Hell
Equality, Justice, Perseverance.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population15.976 billion

LeaderZeklandia the Great

CurrencyNational Credit

The Free Union of Zeklandia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Zeklandia the Great with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 15.976 billion Zeklandren are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Seklanden. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Zeklandian economy, worth a remarkable 2,644 trillion National Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Information Technology industry. Average income is an impressive 165,501 National Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Military officials are questioning the policy of ceding the nation's territory in exchange for promises not to invade it, a new "thought police" branch is being developed, diplomats are always trying to convince other nations to adopt l33t speak, and illegal hunting is rife after veganism was recently made compulsory. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zeklandia's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Zeklandia is ranked 16,116th in the world and 233rd in 10000 Islands for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 99.94 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Most Influential: 148thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 214thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 228thLargest Welfare Programs: 329thMost Advanced Public Transport: 356thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 807thMost Advanced Public Education: 878thLeast Corrupt Governments: 927thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,055thSafest: 1,067thMost Developed: 1,087thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,120thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,244thHealthiest Citizens: 1,609thBest Weather: 1,708thLargest Governments: 1,785thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,952ndLowest Crime Rates: 2,152ndNicest Citizens: 2,318thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,349thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,366thMost Inclusive: 2,420thMost Pacifist: 2,438thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,557thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,563rdTop
Highest Food Quality: 2,678thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,191stSmartest Citizens: 3,342ndMost Cultured: 4,093rdMost Rebellious Youth: 4,147thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,841stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,167thHighest Economic Output: 6,797thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,429thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,426thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,870thMost Secular: 11,161stHighest Average Incomes: 12,075thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 16,116thLargest Populations: 18,310thMost Income Equality: 18,409thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,489thMost Patriotic: 23,586th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 10th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 18th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 20th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 29th in the regionMost Developed: 30th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 30th in the regionSafest: 31st in the regionLargest Governments: 34th in the regionMost Influential: 34th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 35th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 35th in the regionBest Weather: 40th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 40th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 47th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 51st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 53rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 54th in the regionMost Inclusive: 57th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 58th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 64th in the regionMost Pacifist: 64th in the regionNicest Citizens: 65th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 65th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 69th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 69th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 79th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 81st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 81st in the regionMost Income Equality: 87th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 92nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 95th in the regionLargest Populations: 134th in the region

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