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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

Population19.2 billion

CapitalTerminus
LeaderElijah Baley

Currencyzang paralelepípedo real
Animaljaguatirica

The Republic of Zang0 is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Elijah Baley with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, ban on automobiles, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful population of 19.2 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 receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Terminus. The average income tax rate is 63.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Zang0ian economy, worth a remarkable 2,492 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 129,793 zang paralelepípedo reais, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It is believed that belligerence is a passing phase foreign leaders will soon outgrow, flu research is commonly shut down for fear of creating a superbug, demand for night vision goggles and boat engine mufflers has spiked, and the government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life. 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 1,710th in the world and 44th in The East Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 27,337.07 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Safest: 788thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,429thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 1,710thBest Weather: 1,740thMost Pacifist: 1,768thLowest Crime Rates: 1,821stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,048thHealthiest Citizens: 2,229thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,295thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,684thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,856thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,119thMost Influential: 3,161stSmartest Citizens: 3,355thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,721stMost Advanced Public Education: 3,757thMost Cultured: 4,096thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,434thHighest Economic Output: 4,562ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,190thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,602ndLargest Populations: 5,765thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,261stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,035thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,643rdMost Secular: 10,376thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,418thMost Stationary: 13,245thLargest Governments: 14,446th
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Safest: 19th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 42nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 44th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 46th in the regionBest Weather: 48th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 50th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 51st in the regionMost Pacifist: 53rd in the regionLargest Populations: 58th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 60th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 74th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 85th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 87th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 90th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 97th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 102nd in the regionMost Cultured: 108th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 121st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 145th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 158th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 204th in the regionMost Stationary: 206th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 230th in the regionMost Influential: 244th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 252nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 266th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 282nd in the regionMost Secular: 329th in the regionLargest Governments: 357th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 455th in the regionMost Developed: 588th in the regionMost Politically Free: 592nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 626th in the region

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