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The Kingdom of Zhavn

“For God, King, and the People”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Good

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the Rejected Realms

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Zhavn

Population3.637 billion

CapitalTrazva
LeaderHM The King
FaithSunni Islam

CurrencyZhavnos Dollar
AnimalTabby Cat

The Kingdom of Zhavn is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by HM The King with an even hand, and renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, avowedly heterosexual populace, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 3.637 billion Zhavnos are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Trazva. The average income tax rate is 98.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Zhavnos economy, worth 811 trillion Zhavnos Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. Average income is an amazing 223,065 Zhavnos Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A government program is underway to revitalize Zhavn's beaches, on-duty Air Zhavn flight attendants are usually seen napping in first class, radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion, and the government pours millions of Zhavnos Dollars into rehabilitation programs annually. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zhavn's national animal is the Tabby Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Sunni Islam.

Zhavn is ranked 930th in the world and 28th in the Rejected Realms for Most Pacifist, with 228.52 Cheeks Turned Per Day.

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Safest: 719thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 792ndMost Pacifist: 930thMost Developed: 1,046thLowest Crime Rates: 1,229thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,279thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,286thMost Devout: 1,337thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,337thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,462ndMost Cultured: 1,515thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,534thTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,689thNicest Citizens: 1,758thHealthiest Citizens: 1,787thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,855thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,881stLargest Governments: 1,960thSmartest Citizens: 2,185thBest Weather: 2,196thMost Inclusive: 2,235thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,537thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,549thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,671stLargest Publishing Industry: 2,787thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,927thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,115thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,470thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,742ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,825thHighest Average Incomes: 4,120thMost Influential: 4,285thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,360thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,457thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,417thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,632ndTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 8,976thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12,162ndMost Income Equality: 14,069th
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Safest: 20th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 21st in the regionMost Developed: 27th in the regionMost Pacifist: 28th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 33rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 35th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 35th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 36th in the regionMost Devout: 37th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 38th in the regionMost Cultured: 39th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 42nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 45th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 45th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 46th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 48th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 49th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 50th in the regionNicest Citizens: 52nd in the regionMost Influential: 54th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 54th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 55th in the regionMost Inclusive: 61st in the regionBest Weather: 63rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 64th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 66th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 80th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 80th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 88th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 95th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 108th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 111th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 129th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 136th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 176th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 181st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 222nd in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 250th in the regionMost Stationary: 361st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 426th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 471st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Zhavn, the government pours millions of Zhavnos Dollars into rehabilitation programs annually.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhavn, radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhavn, on-duty Air Zhavn flight attendants are usually seen napping in first class.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhavn, a government program is underway to revitalize Zhavn's beaches.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhavn, cheese has become the new icon of political dissent.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhavn, there's a hole in the heart of every Zhavnos city.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhavn, election results are often delayed for weeks to count the expat votes.
  • : Zhavn was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhavn, a new "thought police" branch is being developed.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhavn, Amnesty Interregional has condemned Zhavn for ignoring crimes against humanity.

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