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The Republic of Zupla

“In Omnia Paratus”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Zupla

Population8.321 billion

CapitalPax
LeaderPresident Leon

CurrencyZuplan Dollar
AnimalGray Wolf

The Republic of Zupla is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Leon with a fair hand, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, pith helmet sales, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 8.321 billion Zuplans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pax. The average income tax rate is 93.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Zuplan economy, worth a remarkable 1,395 trillion Zuplan Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 167,728 Zuplan Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Foreign policy is mostly just to smile and hope for the best, pharmaceutical companies emphatically promise that "your pills are in the mail" rather than admit any supply shortfall, relations with Dàguó have warmed from frosty to chilly, and foreign spirits are hard to find due to an abundance of "Cletus and Jim Bob's Homemade Zuplan Moonshine". Crime is totally unknown. Zupla's national animal is the Gray Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Zupla is ranked 6,786th in the world and 365th in The North Pacific for Largest Governments, scoring 37.58 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 683rdMost Influential: 1,117thTop
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Most Inclusive: 3,246thNicest Citizens: 3,342ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,457thMost Efficient Economies: 3,594thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,063rdMost Subsidized Industry: 4,345thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,277thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,284thMost Developed: 5,329thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,632ndSmartest Citizens: 5,826thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,074thMost Cultured: 6,188thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,225thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,474thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,684thLargest Governments: 6,786thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,131stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,189thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,704thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,873rdLargest Publishing Industry: 8,088thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,910thBest Weather: 9,540thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,593rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,507thHighest Average Incomes: 10,903rdTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 12,899thHighest Economic Output: 12,905thLowest Crime Rates: 13,787thHealthiest Citizens: 13,800thMost Pacifist: 16,474thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,868thSafest: 20,101stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 20,425thLargest Retail Industry: 22,487th
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 209th in the regionNicest Citizens: 210th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 213th in the regionMost Inclusive: 215th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 217th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 225th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 262nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 300th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 309th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 314th in the regionMost Cultured: 317th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 325th in the regionMost Developed: 328th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 331st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 334th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 334th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 356th in the regionLargest Governments: 365th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 384th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 393rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 394th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 397th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 424th in the regionMost Influential: 424th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 448th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 452nd in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 497th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 515th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 574th in the regionBest Weather: 575th in the regionNudest: 577th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 663rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 690th in the regionRudest Citizens: 741st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 750th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 786th in the regionLargest Populations: 795th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 868th in the regionMost Pacifist: 916th in the region

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