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The Zucchini Pact of Emoran

“Freedom has a price”

Category: Democratic Socialists
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Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Nipper

Location: Osiris



Population5.639 billion

LeaderTagorau Redwaters


The Zucchini Pact of Emoran is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Tagorau Redwaters with an even hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, daily referendums, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 5.639 billion Emoranians 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, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sqaushton. The average income tax rate is 93.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Emoranian economy, worth 556 trillion Fares a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports, Basket Weaving, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 98,612 Fares, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Third world countries are rich in "I Love Sqaushton" t-shirts, recognizing the Emoranian flag qualifies you for citizenship, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Sqaushton, and anti-government web sites are springing up. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Emoran's national animal is the Drake, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Draconism.

Emoran is ranked 67,854th in the world and 2,351st in Osiris for Most Politically Free, scoring 69.9 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Least Corrupt Governments: 1,918thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,336thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,369thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,575thMost Pacifist: 2,590thNicest Citizens: 2,621stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,632ndMost Devout: 2,878thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,110thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,295thMost Influential: 3,364thBest Weather: 3,408thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,013thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,428thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,432ndMost Beautiful Environments: 4,517thSafest: 4,573rdMost Inclusive: 5,237thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,753rdLongest Average Lifespans: 5,821stLowest Crime Rates: 6,406thHealthiest Citizens: 6,503rdMost Cultured: 6,840thMost Developed: 7,375thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,830thLargest Governments: 10,115thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 10,407thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,547thSmartest Citizens: 12,333rdHighest Poor Incomes: 13,014thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,000thMost Income Equality: 16,512thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,333rd
Most Influential: 23rd in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 80th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 86th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 94th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 97th in the regionNicest Citizens: 98th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 113th in the regionMost Pacifist: 116th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 122nd in the regionBest Weather: 136th in the regionMost Devout: 142nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 144th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 188th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 193rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 203rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 220th in the regionSafest: 235th in the regionMost Inclusive: 238th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 289th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 324th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 338th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 339th in the regionMost Cultured: 339th in the regionMost Developed: 347th in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 447th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 503rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 526th in the regionLargest Governments: 564th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 606th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 649th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 673rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 694th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Emoran's influence in Osiris rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Emoran's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Emoran lodged a message on the Osiris Regional Message Board.
  • : Emoran's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Emoran's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Emoran changed its national capital to "Sqaushton" and its nation type to "Zucchini Pact".
  • : Emoran created a custom banner.
  • : Emoran altered its national flag.
  • : Emoran was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Emoran ceased to exist in The Free Nations Region.


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