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The Hippy State of Zerophix

“Stick It To The Man, Maaan!”

Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Economy:
Imploded
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The North Pacific

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Zerophix

Population26.968 billion

CurrencyShiny Beads
AnimalPink Elephant

The Hippy State of Zerophix is a gargantuan, cultured nation, notable for its rum-swilling pirates, feral children, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 26.968 billion Zerophixians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Social Policy. The income tax rate is 100%.

The large but stagnant Zerophixian economy, worth 438 trillion Shiny Beads a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 16,268 Shiny Beads, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League, people can't decide between preserving forests and buying print copies of 'Dogman Versus The Giggler', strip mining of rare earth metals is up while back problems are down, and students at universities think exercise bikes are pieces of abstract art. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Zerophix's national animal is the Pink Elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Zerophix is ranked 61,447th in the world and 3,280th in The North Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 3,269.38 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Rebellious Youth: 7thNicest Citizens: 27thMost Cheerful Citizens: 30thMost Compassionate Citizens: 36thHighest Crime Rates: 92ndMost Pacifist: 93rdBest Weather: 94thMost Beautiful Environments: 95thLongest Average Lifespans: 187thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 227thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 462ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 529thHighest Average Tax Rates: 788thMost Influential: 789thMost Devout: 825thMost Inclusive: 870thLargest Governments: 987thSmartest Citizens: 1,022ndMost Cultured: 1,071stHealthiest Citizens: 1,160thMost Armed: 1,233rdTop
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Largest Populations: 2,524thLargest Black Market: 3,663rdNudest: 7,123rdMost Stationary: 7,263rdTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,937thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 11,842ndMost Income Equality: 12,354thHighest Drug Use: 14,249th
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Most Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 7th in the regionBest Weather: 8th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 12th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 29th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 37th in the regionMost Devout: 38th in the regionMost Armed: 39th in the regionLargest Populations: 40th in the regionLargest Governments: 46th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 50th in the regionMost Cultured: 53rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 58th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 58th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 121st in the regionMost Stationary: 164th in the regionNudest: 245th in the regionMost Influential: 278th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 335th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 479th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 507th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 551st in the regionMost Income Equality: 581st in the region

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