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The People's Republic of Zankioa

“Whatever the Weather, We Move Together.”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Zankioa

Population5.665 billion

CapitalZankio

CurrencyFenex
AnimalDove

The People's Republic of Zankioa is a colossal, genial nation, renowned for its keen interest in outer space, complete lack of prisons, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 5.665 billion Zankioans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Industry, Healthcare, and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zankio. The average income tax rate is 74.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Zankioan economy, worth 723 trillion Fenexes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 127,769 Fenexes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries, political speeches always take place at sunset to a background of patriotic power ballads, citizens can only enjoy the splendor of the natural world in designated 'Majesty Appreciation' zones, and drones are unable to lift the weight of their accompanying paperwork. Crime is totally unknown. Zankioa's national animal is the Dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Zankioa is ranked 7,890th in the world and 390th in The North Pacific for Most Cultured, scoring 121 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 747thMost Influential: 1,433rdTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 3,738thNicest Citizens: 4,778thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,247thMost Inclusive: 5,783rdMost Pacifist: 5,989thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,991stSafest: 6,632ndMost Developed: 7,018thBest Weather: 7,373rdLongest Average Lifespans: 7,540thHealthiest Citizens: 7,670thMost Cultured: 7,890thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 8,805thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,980thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,126thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,152ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,193rdMost Beautiful Environments: 9,452ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,961stLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,704thSmartest Citizens: 10,727thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,033rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,130thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,445thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,976thLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,482ndMost Efficient Economies: 12,673rdNudest: 13,653rdMost Secular: 15,015thLargest Governments: 16,066th
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 187th in the regionNicest Citizens: 279th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 315th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 320th in the regionMost Pacifist: 334th in the regionSafest: 338th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 356th in the regionMost Inclusive: 356th in the regionMost Cultured: 390th in the regionBest Weather: 403rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 417th in the regionMost Developed: 420th in the regionNudest: 427th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 428th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 434th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 470th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 473rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 486th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 490th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 493rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 510th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 522nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 560th in the regionMost Influential: 564th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 575th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 585th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 601st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 603rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 625th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 665th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 702nd in the regionLargest Governments: 751st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 764th in the regionMost Secular: 768th in the regionLargest Populations: 786th in the regionMost Politically Free: 866th in the region

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 172 » Territorio di Nessuno, Sunto, Corfad, Notyoutopia, Dar es Saalam, The Rhein States, Shibutani, Siwale, Yaorozu, Wilkshire, Great Bights Mum, Koda-Land, Sundred, PlanetPunk, Kwaj, Spartoptia, Shadowrik, Malta Comino Gozo, Selfgradatude, Holy Oranz, Universal State Formula, Frances Francis the First of France, New Bremerton, Pallaith, Wineclaw, Vincone Cae, North Bratislava, United Draconia, Kasazzastan, Former English Colony, Sil Dorsett, The Iron Lions, New Pruessen, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Unsophisticate, Cloydicia, Ethnon, Highton Islands, Diodone, Guer Aike, Federation Terra Australis, El Fiji Grande, Napnomadia, Dreadton, Bearical, New Lakemba, Niradans, Omnistria, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, and 122 others.Lunallian, Empy, Xentherida, Yukti, Ninjak30, Outer Egorniand, Maott, General COE, Eri-Maqa-Ena, The Windmilluminati, Pasargad, Buckerino, Alunya, Moubarakistan, Ozstan, Steraz, Ainsworth, Atain, The Sinclarian Provinces, Votak Matim, Q w e r t y, Egalico, Solmetria, Acrabinnia, Sea Ghost, Jasminlandia, Newpromisedland, Joodey, Guslantis, Saturns Edge, Ibiscaton, Misuvelia, Steampunk Ariel, Zemnaya Svoboda, Plangainer, Angwayster, Trillius, Torakuen, San Xavier, Unimaginable Doom, Haor Chall, Victoriaans Nederlands, 1 very fast endotarter, Nakayo, Abject Ludicrosity, Ikea Rike, Aratani, Valhalla123, British Pacific Islands, Orado, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Rynion, Test for a new hope, Elder Realms, Antityranicals, Alpinea, Union of Austria-Hungary, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Juggernautilus, Constantinolia, Astrind, Zumlandia, Soviet Terran, Kobagia, Xzavia-Hjar, New Trisone, Glurponia, Lindsaystan, Penrith, Avemterra, Runeda, Longsword01, Daiz, Concordare, Seenvorland, The Tampa Bay Rays, Sockmanland, New Flos, Independent Halls, Duerrlewang, Makersaulache, Cuyan, New Octicarg, McMasterdonia, Orven, The Stratosphere Islands, Racoda, Ponantine, Wisconsota, Gnomewatchers, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Amauri, Potestasia, U S Eh, Eteles, Clan Spaniel, United Western Federation, Tachycardia, Angshire, United Kahndaq, Miruma, Kranostav, Zecit, PotatoFarmers, Loli County, Nothru Lerple, Pazair, Dabarastan, Viridiann, Afcon, Zyvetskistaahn, United Anglo-America, Serendipita Martia, Eravonia, Idumetala, Huks Gares, Parmovand, Interdimensional Zone, Jancukishou, and Ravendi.

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