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The Republic of Zang0

“I'm Brazilian, with a lot of pride, with a lot of love ”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The East Pacific

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Zang0

Population20.8 billion

CapitalTerminus
LeaderElijah Baley

Currencyzang paralelepípedo real
Animaljaguatirica

The Republic of Zang0 is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Elijah Baley with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, ban on automobiles, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful population of 20.8 billion Zang0ians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Law & Order and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Terminus. The average income tax rate is 68.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Zang0ian economy, worth a remarkable 2,721 trillion zang paralelepípedo reais a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Furniture Restoration, and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 130,837 zang paralelepípedo reais, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Flu research is commonly shut down for fear of creating a superbug, demand for night vision goggles and boat engine mufflers has spiked, the government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life, and primetime re-runs of The Black and White Minstrel Show are a critical hit. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zang0's national animal is the jaguatirica, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Zang0 is ranked 196,737th in the world and 8,114th in The East Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -12.17 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Safest: 796thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,443rdLargest Publishing Industry: 1,602ndBest Weather: 1,751stLowest Crime Rates: 1,863rdTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,292ndHealthiest Citizens: 2,304thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,305thMost Pacifist: 2,666thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,790thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,990thMost Influential: 3,147thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,205thSmartest Citizens: 3,351stMost Advanced Public Education: 3,378thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,586thMost Cultured: 3,985thHighest Economic Output: 4,813thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,165thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,527thLargest Populations: 5,707thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,148thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,350thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,037thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 10,350thMost Stationary: 11,690thMost Secular: 12,136thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13,461stLargest Governments: 14,167thHighest Average Incomes: 18,570th
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Safest: 22nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 42nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 45th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 45th in the regionLargest Populations: 47th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 50th in the regionBest Weather: 51st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 67th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 72nd in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 84th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 89th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 90th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 92nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 96th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 99th in the regionMost Cultured: 101st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 114th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 153rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 159th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 164th in the regionMost Stationary: 178th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 186th in the regionMost Influential: 204th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 210th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 220th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 305th in the regionLargest Governments: 358th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 426th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 435th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 505th in the regionMost Politically Free: 712th in the regionMost Developed: 747th in the region

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