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The United Republic of Zeritae

“Strength by Equality”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Dominator

Location: Nitrepza

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Zeritae

Population8.415 billion

CapitalRenaek
LeaderAlex Totlinot
FaithTecodianism

CurrencyDerndis
AnimalHarakell

The United Republic of Zeritae is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Alex Totlinot with an even hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, zero percent divorce rate, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 8.415 billion Zeritans 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Renaek. The average income tax rate is 95.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Zeritan economy, worth 986 trillion Derndis a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 117,215 Derndis, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Children gain their first sex education from reading the dictionary, young schoolchildren pledge allegiance to One Nation Under Bum Indivisible By Poo, asking 'does my bum look big in this?' leads to 30 hours of self-esteem classes, and criminals and college students are taking an interest in the government's new weed-killing program. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zeritae's national animal is the Harakell, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Tecodianism.

Zeritae is ranked 224,524th in the world and 3rd in Nitrepza for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring -8.49 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 766thBest Weather: 1,422ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,647thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,156thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,374thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 2,458thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,763rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,196thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,295thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,379thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,515thHealthiest Citizens: 4,719thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,302ndMost Developed: 6,171stMost Inclusive: 6,248thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,896thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,340thNicest Citizens: 7,540thLargest Governments: 7,846thSmartest Citizens: 10,516thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,135thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,510thMost Armed: 11,747thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 12,929thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,616thMost Secular: 13,714thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,454thLowest Crime Rates: 17,673rdHighest Economic Output: 18,836thMost Cultured: 20,560thSafest: 22,029th

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