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The Free Land of Zandos

“Gunshots, Explosions, Turmoil: GET To It!”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Widely Abused

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Zandos

Population460 million

CapitalZandian

CurrencyZandolla
AnimalD U C C

The Free Land of Zandos is a huge, socially progressive nation, renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, national health service, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 460 million Zandosians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The tiny, liberal, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Industry, with Healthcare, Defense, and Education also on the agenda, while International Aid and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zandian. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Zandosian economy, worth 51.4 trillion Zandollas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Retail, Information Technology, Soda Sales, and Gambling. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 111,727 Zandollas, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 382,004 per year while the poor average 24,025, a ratio of 15.9 to 1.

Fraternities are notorious for drunken hooliganism, short is not always sweet, sometimes a whole prison wing will house a single prisoner, and parents dread their examinations more than their children. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Zandos's national animal is the D U C C, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Zandos is ranked 15,815th in the world and 370th in The North Pacific for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 382,004 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 90thHighest Drug Use: 1,559thMost Influential: 1,865thHighest Crime Rates: 2,916thTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 3,527thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,666thFattest Citizens: 3,782ndRudest Citizens: 4,118thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,175thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,935thMost Avoided: 6,211thLargest Retail Industry: 7,171stMost Rebellious Youth: 7,680thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,759thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 8,759thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,331stTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 15,815thMost Armed: 17,217thMost Inclusive: 21,916thLargest Gambling Industry: 22,752ndMost Politically Free: 24,161stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 24,180th
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Highest Drug Use: 37th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 64th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 70th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 76th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 81st in the regionFattest Citizens: 85th in the regionMost Politically Free: 96th in the regionMost Avoided: 121st in the regionRudest Citizens: 142nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 166th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 215th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 225th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 254th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 314th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 331st in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 347th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 347th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 370th in the regionMost Influential: 458th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 470th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 546th in the regionNudest: 561st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 581st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 641st in the region

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