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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,641stHighest Drug Use: 1,726thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,232nd
The Interstellar Federation of
Left-wing Utopia Drugged-Out Hippies
Irresponsibility can lead to progress.
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Zeloria

Population2.202 billion

CapitalThe Habital
Leaderthe Governing Network and Jet Laserblast
FaithSecularism

CurrencyMoneyBux
AnimalDinosaur

The Interstellar Federation of Zeloria is a massive, safe nation, ruled by the Governing Network and Jet Laserblast with a fair hand, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, soft-spoken computers, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.202 billion Zelorians 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 large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Habital. The average income tax rate is 91.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Zelorian economy, worth 310 trillion MoneyBuxes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 140,898 MoneyBuxes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Every workday begins with group therapy, soldiers are equipped with multi-million MoneyBux battlesuits, in a fit of passion the Governing Network and Jet Laserblast has shredded thirty years' worth of petitions, and UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Zeloria's national animal is the Dinosaur, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Secularism.

Zeloria is ranked 216,344th in the world and 975th in 10000 Islands for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.38 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,641stHighest Drug Use: 1,726thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,232ndTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,844thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,939thNicest Citizens: 4,045thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,280thMost Influential: 4,283rdMost Inclusive: 4,348thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,940thSafest: 5,779thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,481stMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,638thMost Developed: 6,792ndSmartest Citizens: 7,648thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,651stMost Advanced Public Education: 7,729thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,122ndLongest Average Lifespans: 8,487thMost Pacifist: 8,659thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,754thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,845thHealthiest Citizens: 8,990thMost Efficient Economies: 9,413thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,609thLargest Governments: 10,307thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,315thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,510thMost Secular: 12,562ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,572ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15,029thMost Cultured: 15,762ndLowest Crime Rates: 15,805thHighest Average Incomes: 16,388thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,726thMost Politically Free: 18,651stBest Weather: 22,393rdMost Income Equality: 23,874th
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Highest Drug Use: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 10th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 33rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 36th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 39th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 56th in the regionTop
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Most Extreme: 72nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 78th in the regionNicest Citizens: 80th in the regionMost Inclusive: 84th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 84th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 102nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 106th in the regionSafest: 112th in the region

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