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Most Secular: 837th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,128th Most Influential: 2,804th
The Store is Out of
Democratic Socialists Hell
So I just type my motto and it will appear here?
Charlie David Hanson
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Civil Rights
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Economy
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Political Freedom
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Zess

Population978 million

CapitalCapital District
LeaderCharlie David Hanson

Currencyexchange ticket
Animalimmortal jellyfish

The Store is Out of Zess is a huge, efficient nation, ruled by Charlie David Hanson with an even hand, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, anti-smoking policies, and infamous sell-swords. The compassionate, democratic population of 978 million Zessians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capital District. The average income tax rate is 76.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Zessian economy, worth 113 trillion exchange tickets a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Basket Weaving, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 115,786 exchange tickets, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Burning twigs to keep warm while lost in the wild is now a felony, Zessian police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight, and military officials are questioning the policy of ceding the nation's territory in exchange for promises not to invade it. Crime is totally unknown. Zess's national animal is the immortal jellyfish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Zess is ranked 5,236th in the world and 187th in the South Pacific for Most Inclusive, scoring 218.65 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

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Most Secular: 837thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,128thMost Influential: 2,804thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,835thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,414thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,471stMost Pacifist: 4,957thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,178thMost Inclusive: 5,236thNicest Citizens: 5,830thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,966thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,286thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,597thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,014thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,609thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 9,089thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,537thSafest: 10,400thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,531stSmartest Citizens: 10,531stMost Income Equality: 12,368thBest Weather: 12,464thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,915thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,173rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,863rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,177thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,180thMost Cultured: 17,451st
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Most Secular: 37th in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 111th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 128th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 138th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 158th in the regionMost Pacifist: 172nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 187th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 189th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 205th in the regionNicest Citizens: 209th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 225th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 235th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 242nd in the regionMost Influential: 270th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 271st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 271st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 293rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 305th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 330th in the regionSafest: 364th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 374th in the regionBest Weather: 375th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 377th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 390th in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 436th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 442nd in the regionLargest Governments: 459th in the regionMost Cultured: 499th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 602nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 628th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 701st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zess lodged a message on the The South Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Zess lodged a message on the The South Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Zess lodged a message on the The South Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Zess, military officials are questioning the policy of ceding the nation's territory in exchange for promises not to invade it.
  • : Following new legislation in Zess, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight.
  • : Following new legislation in Zess, Zessian police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests.
  • : Following new legislation in Zess, burning twigs to keep warm while lost in the wild is now a felony.
  • : Following new legislation in Zess, EULAs remind customers that "Private Mode" is a browser setting rather than a promise.
  • : Zess voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Protecting Personal Data"".
  • : Zess lodged a message on the The South Pacific Regional Message Board.

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