by Max Barry

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 204thLargest Information Technology Sector: 361stMost Secular: 606th
The Corner of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
I'll throw a mango at you!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population6.965 billion


Animalhoney badger

The Corner of H-Zhena is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Dygonite with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, avant-garde cinema, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 6.965 billion Zhenans 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 relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shu'ulathoi. The average income tax rate is 78.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Zhenan economy, worth a remarkable 1,844 trillion scarabs a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 264,760 scarabs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The fattest folk in H-Zhena look to be the happiest ones, residents of new housing subdivisions complain about the total absence of supermarkets and restaurants, most ambassadors from H-Zhena retire only a few years after being appointed, and HZ-SPAN viewership drops as MPs act their age. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. H-Zhena's national animal is the honey badger, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

H-Zhena is ranked 205,634th in the world and 7,099th in The East Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 7.9 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 204thLargest Information Technology Sector: 361stMost Secular: 606thSmartest Citizens: 690thMost Scientifically Advanced: 889thMost Developed: 988thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,080thMost Influential: 1,129thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,174thHealthiest Citizens: 1,174thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,177thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,228thRudest Citizens: 1,274thSafest: 1,331stLowest Crime Rates: 1,348thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,377thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,848thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,055thMost Inclusive: 2,102ndTop
Best Weather: 2,540thHighest Average Incomes: 2,992ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,144thMost Efficient Economies: 3,233rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,355thMost Cultured: 5,088thLargest Governments: 5,103rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,416thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,434thHighest Economic Output: 9,169thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,292ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,405thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 13,926thMost Stationary: 16,779thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,514thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,539thLargest Retail Industry: 18,434thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,211thMost Subsidized Industry: 22,680th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 15th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 22nd in the regionMost Secular: 23rd in the regionMost Developed: 30th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 32nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 33rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 34th in the regionRudest Citizens: 35th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 35th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 36th in the regionMost Influential: 38th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 39th in the regionSafest: 44th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 56th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 67th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 70th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 72nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 77th in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 83rd in the regionBest Weather: 84th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 107th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 118th in the regionMost Cultured: 133rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 148th in the regionLargest Governments: 154th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 154th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 212th in the regionMost Stationary: 233rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 319th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 329th in the regionLargest Populations: 360th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 392nd in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 547th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 567th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 573rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 611th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 730th in the regionNudest: 756th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : H-Zhena endorsed The Dictatorship of Alcasia.
  • : H-Zhena endorsed The Wilayat of Al-Haqqar.
  • : Following new legislation in H-Zhena, HZ-SPAN viewership drops as MPs act their age.
  • : Following new legislation in H-Zhena, most ambassadors from H-Zhena retire only a few years after being appointed.
  • : H-Zhena voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom Of Association".
  • : Following new legislation in H-Zhena, residents of new housing subdivisions complain about the total absence of supermarkets and restaurants.
  • : Following new legislation in H-Zhena, the fattest folk in H-Zhena look to be the happiest ones.
  • : Following new legislation in H-Zhena, a faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles' distance from the National Science Park.
  • : Following new legislation in H-Zhena, the government is using tax revenues to provide jobs for the poor.
  • : Following new legislation in H-Zhena, the nation was recently voted "most likely to betray its allies".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 176 » HinduRashtr, The Militarius Imperium, Brotherland, Zukchiva, VW53Aland, Pakitsk, Ridann, France Occidentale, Kangarawa, Headpat Central, Airrajul, Ripsylvania, Marrabuk, Barfleur, Rainbow Vests, Merlovich, Republic of New India, Dragons Blood, Asendavia, Fellon, Jamitri, Kianhua, ReReReRepublic, Trulu, Kristanya, Generousity, Bzux, Tretrid, Axdel, Distro-Spartica, Ignatia, Greater New Cassandra, Merkez, Azureano, Lingu, Santiago Arroyo, Hexyia, Lietanland, CANZUK 1, Pasedonia, Staynes, Raneve Brusertheatel, Tassirion, Kucia, Hen wlad fy nhadau, Yuritoria, German South-East Africa, Collective Individualism, Stadacon, The Three States of Fortuna, and 126 others.BuciLand, Katyunon, Technocraticofgivus, Nurmani, Khadah, Lurolona, Roissyland, Lantros, Mays Austrian Nation, Noreds Thereneuthene, Meagharia, Dorles, Wisdoms and Knowledges, Valkyron Union, New Ailartsua, New Amerindia, Imprisoned Freeman, Survivoristan, A mean old man, Wapl, Sheelberite, Centrical Union, Santa Dystopia, The Holy Utopian Republic, Mog the Moogle, Taapi, Ornstein the Dragonslayer, Plazland, Harmonic Yeetlandia, Eastern Hyront Scassen, Stellar Colonies, Volinovia, Layngderfleethe, Debluu, The Federation of Osea and Yukotobonia, ArenaC, Monix, Chalan, New Leganes, Yelkinam, CheeseBurrito, Alttaea, Vaughti, Rhothstan, Concentus, Samaltak True, Chols Worithopia, Euricanis, Daenyearly, Gunov, Enlil, Wakeopolis, Hitaria, Republoslavia, Cyrillic Peoples, Norna Chitya, Albrook, Tissandra, Coruh, Karatol-Advenra, Modra, Forktoon, Farangia, Oofery, The Peoples Collective, Tawuse, Mecsherstein, Kunstistan, Granskau, From New World, Order of the saint Dumas, Arunika, Roma IV, Lanwa, FreedomIand, Acronis, ParaSymmetry, Republic of the Quacken, Nevertopia, Beausylvana, Wallenburg, The Great Andes, Danelaw Scandinavia, Xylapan, Zang0, Clarence-Voslage, Qaracukhur, Zeiberland, Dannemarie, Crucifer, Rabarbarys, Hellod Immury, Cellar Doors, Cacnesia, Vogar, A Slanted Black Stripe, THE V0ID, Lorrana, Zidium, United Socialist States of Amerika, BearStackof2015, Martian States of America, Macaco Forte, JosheNation, Eastern Alksearia, Koumintang Republic, Argentianworkslasia, OgJoker, North Bernia, Federation Of Columbian Republics, Espeon LD, The solar ottomans, West Nagato, Dravida India, Kazakistania, The Kulaata Islands, Blobon, Spiruvania, Lueva, Solek, Technocratic Tagalog, Vessarlian, Pirnovo, New Era states, Saint Richelieu, and Eagle Crest.

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