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The Sovereign University of Zetaopalatopia

“To learn is our shield, to teach, our sword”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Lazarus



Population9.774 billion

LeaderEdwin Elwood
FaithThe Cult of The Hidden Moon

AnimalTimber Wolf

The Sovereign University of Zetaopalatopia is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Edwin Elwood with an even hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, ban on automobiles, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 9.774 billion Zetaopalatopians 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 prioritizes Education, although Environment, Social Policy, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Administration. The average income tax rate is 98.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Zetaopalatopian economy, worth a remarkable 1,905 trillion Merits a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 194,970 Merits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

People seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy, lifelong celibates are surprised to receive government-issue condoms in the post, sexually-starved male dinosaurs terrorise tourists during weekly breakouts from Mesozoic Park, and frat-house partying has become the national pastime. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zetaopalatopia's national animal is the Timber Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Cult of The Hidden Moon.

Zetaopalatopia is ranked 108,563rd in the world and 4,046th in Lazarus for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 1,352.61 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most Advanced Public Education: 861stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,179thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,440thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,662ndSmartest Citizens: 1,681stMost Developed: 1,687thMost Cultured: 1,775thLargest Governments: 1,943rdMost Beautiful Environments: 1,975thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,037thTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,125thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,270thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,418thHealthiest Citizens: 2,571stLowest Crime Rates: 2,892ndMost Influential: 2,954thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,965thSafest: 3,310thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,532ndHighest Poor Incomes: 3,600thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,689thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,858thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,579thMost Inclusive: 4,794thNudest: 5,220thHighest Average Incomes: 6,803rdHighest Economic Output: 7,838thMost Armed: 9,774thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,216thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,756thBest Weather: 11,421stMost Secular: 11,715thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,215thMost Efficient Economies: 20,847th
Most Advanced Public Education: 37th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 64th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 66th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 66th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 78th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 79th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 85th in the regionMost Influential: 89th in the regionMost Cultured: 90th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 91st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 98th in the regionLargest Governments: 99th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 102nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 126th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 134th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 139th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 155th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 155th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 170th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 175th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 177th in the regionSafest: 194th in the regionNudest: 213th in the regionMost Inclusive: 214th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 236th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 383rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 384th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 427th in the regionMost Armed: 475th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 612th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 614th in the regionMost Secular: 627th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 630th in the regionBest Weather: 651st in the region

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