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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 60thMost Influential: 184thMost Valuable International Artwork: 195th
The Republic of
Civil Rights Lovefest Nation-Hating Hippies
Yhtenäisyys, Kurinalaisuus, Työ
Žorvaldr Eirķksson
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Zumlandia

Population4.163 billion

CapitalYlläsjärvi
LeaderŽorvaldr Eirķksson
FaithOrthodox

CurrencyMaarka
AnimalGriffin

The Republic of Zumlandia is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Žorvaldr Eirķksson with a fair hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, smutty television, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 4.163 billion Zumlandians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ylläsjärvi. The average income tax rate is 40.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Zumlandian economy, worth 822 trillion Maarkas a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Soda Sales. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 197,576 Maarkas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Businesses often fire workers in favour of cheaper automatic systems, the national sporting identity is represented by a talking burger and a singing smartphone, judicial robes are the country's hottest fashion trend, and newly synthesized elements' half-lives are a million times shorter than the time it takes to say their names. Crime is totally unknown. Zumlandia's national animal is the Griffin, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Orthodox.

Zumlandia is ranked 168,271st in the world and 7,541st in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 16.67 on the Hayek Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 60thMost Influential: 184thMost Valuable International Artwork: 195thRudest Citizens: 1,857thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,046thMost Inclusive: 2,208thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 3,120thLargest Retail Industry: 3,386thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,395thBest Weather: 3,455thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,483rdMost Beautiful Environments: 3,855thNicest Citizens: 3,922ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,467thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,844thMost Efficient Economies: 5,462ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,757thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,850thHighest Average Incomes: 6,496thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,662ndSafest: 6,772ndMost Armed: 7,083rdMost Cultured: 7,779thSmartest Citizens: 8,266thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,542ndMost Developed: 10,725thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,798thTop
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Most Secular: 11,788thLargest Governments: 12,564thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,648thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,770thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,714thMost Pacifist: 17,298thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,425thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19,662ndLargest Welfare Programs: 20,258thHighest Drug Use: 20,412thHighest Economic Output: 20,889thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 21,105th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 36th in the regionMost Influential: 44th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 52nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 81st in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 113th in the regionRudest Citizens: 124th in the regionMost Inclusive: 139th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 157th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 175th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 184th in the regionBest Weather: 204th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 217th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 222nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 230th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 278th in the regionMost Armed: 281st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 291st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 305th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 346th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 351st in the regionSafest: 377th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 381st in the regionMost Cultured: 402nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 432nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 454th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 470th in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 552nd in the regionLargest Governments: 614th in the regionMost Politically Free: 626th in the regionMost Developed: 629th in the regionMost Secular: 638th in the regionMost Stationary: 650th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 665th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 667th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 693rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 748th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 752nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 755th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 827th in the regionMost Pacifist: 986th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 986th in the region

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