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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,276thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,934thMost Pacifist: 5,328th
The Federal Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Ivory Tower Reality Disconnect Zone
Free & Proud
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Superb

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Zemlyakov

Population668 million

CapitalEdessa

Currencyjerv
Animalwolf

The Federal Republic of Zemlyakov is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, irreverence towards religion, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 668 million Zemlyakovians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Edessa. The average income tax rate is 75.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Zemlyakovian economy, worth 54.9 trillion jervs a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 82,204 jervs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Evenings at university debating societies often end with everyone acknowledging both sides may well be right, private pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are given away freely by the government, members of the government all have oddly similar anecdotes about their childhoods, and the nation's biggest export is stupidity. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zemlyakov's national animal is the wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Zemlyakov is ranked 221,974th in the world and 230th in Lands End for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -8.02 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,276thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,934thMost Pacifist: 5,328thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,858thMost Influential: 6,539thSafest: 6,601stLargest Welfare Programs: 6,622ndNicest Citizens: 8,328thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,417thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,625thMost Secular: 8,863rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,140thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,998thBest Weather: 11,230thHealthiest Citizens: 11,576thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 12,196thMost Inclusive: 13,673rdMost Advanced Public Education: 15,384thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,794thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,170thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,568thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18,716thLowest Crime Rates: 20,027thHighest Average Tax Rates: 21,073rdSmartest Citizens: 21,797thMost Cultured: 21,821st
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Largest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionBest Weather: 10th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Inclusive: 11th in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 12th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 12th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 13th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 14th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 15th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 15th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16th in the regionMost Secular: 17th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 20th in the regionMost Income Equality: 23rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Zemlyakov, the nation's biggest export is stupidity.
  • : Following new legislation in Zemlyakov, members of the government all have oddly similar anecdotes about their childhoods.
  • : Zemlyakov was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Healthiest Citizens and Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Zemlyakov voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Deadeye Jack".
  • : Zemlyakov voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom of dress".
  • : Following new legislation in Zemlyakov, private pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are given away freely by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Zemlyakov, evenings at university debating societies often end with everyone acknowledging both sides may well be right.
  • : Following new legislation in Zemlyakov, it is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws.
  • : Following new legislation in Zemlyakov, the Zemlyakovian Arts Council pays teenagers to sit through opera performances.
  • : Following new legislation in Zemlyakov, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept.

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