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The Hippy State of Zerophix

“Stick It To The Man, Maaan!”

Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population28.59 billion

CurrencyShiny Beads
AnimalPink Elephant

The Hippy State of Zerophix is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, lack of airports, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 28.59 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 528 trillion Shiny Beads a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 18,471 Shiny Beads, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A widely accepted trade policy is "tit-for-tat", the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Zerophix City, pausing for applause during a speech is seen as a form of censorship, and surrealist houses shaped like mushrooms and volcanoes dominate the wealthiest neighborhoods. 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 195,376th in the world and 9,117th in The North Pacific for Highest Average Incomes, with 18,471.39 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Rebellious Youth: 7thMost Cheerful Citizens: 31stNicest Citizens: 32ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 41stMost Pacifist: 68thMost Beautiful Environments: 101stHighest Crime Rates: 103rdBest Weather: 108thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 250thMost Armed: 361stLeast Corrupt Governments: 537thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 564thHighest Average Tax Rates: 796thMost Devout: 840thMost Influential: 848thMost Inclusive: 980thLargest Governments: 1,018thSmartest Citizens: 1,089thMost Cultured: 1,128thHealthiest Citizens: 1,218thTop
Largest Populations: 2,437thLargest Black Market: 3,627thMost Stationary: 6,674thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,655thNudest: 9,798thTop
Most Income Equality: 15,203rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 18,860th
Most Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 8th in the regionBest Weather: 10th in the regionMost Armed: 15th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 30th in the regionMost Devout: 35th in the regionLargest Populations: 38th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 42nd in the regionLargest Governments: 51st in the regionMost Cultured: 51st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 57th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 67th in the regionMost Inclusive: 69th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 134th in the regionMost Stationary: 137th in the regionMost Influential: 308th in the regionNudest: 354th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 372nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 439th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 550th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 630th in the regionMost Income Equality: 740th in the region

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