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The Corner of H-Zhena

“I'll throw a mango at you!” Dygonite

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific



Population5.248 billion


Animalhoney badger

The Corner of H-Zhena is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Dygonite with an even hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, irreverence towards religion, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 5.248 billion Zhenans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shu'ulathoi. The average income tax rate is 95.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Zhenan economy, worth a remarkable 1,339 trillion scarabs 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 dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 255,323 scarabs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome, foreign leaders with unpaid parking tickets are often refused entry, wilderness-dwelling hermits are surprised to find railway stations on their front doorsteps, and lifeguards are more concerned with watching for sharks than struggling swimmers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. H-Zhena's national animal is the honey badger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

H-Zhena is ranked 924th in the world and 26th in The East Pacific for Safest, scoring 155.93 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 307thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 599thLargest Information Technology Sector: 682ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 890thMost Influential: 906thSafest: 924thSmartest Citizens: 941stLowest Crime Rates: 1,007thMost Secular: 1,022ndHighest Poor Incomes: 1,152ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,312thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,350thMost Developed: 1,353rdMost Beautiful Environments: 1,367thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,529thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,745thRudest Citizens: 1,824thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,035thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 2,110thMost Efficient Economies: 2,505thLargest Governments: 2,948thHighest Average Incomes: 3,217thMost Inclusive: 3,337thBest Weather: 3,665thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,198thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,577thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,908thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,279thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,508thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,657thMost Cultured: 7,822ndTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 11,282ndMost Subsidized Industry: 11,623rdHighest Economic Output: 12,132ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,651stMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,824thLargest Retail Industry: 17,409thMost Stationary: 19,016thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 20,005th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 20th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 21st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 24th in the regionSafest: 26th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 27th in the regionMost Influential: 31st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 33rd in the regionMost Secular: 34th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 37th in the regionMost Developed: 37th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 39th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 42nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 42nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 44th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 44th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 48th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 48th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 51st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 61st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 66th in the regionLargest Governments: 71st in the regionTop
Best Weather: 107th in the regionMost Inclusive: 110th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 123rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 124th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 125th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 157th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 178th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 193rd in the regionMost Cultured: 197th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 197th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 260th in the regionMost Stationary: 282nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 317th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 394th in the regionLargest Populations: 414th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 424th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 540th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 609th in the region

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