by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,806thMost Influential: 1,902ndMost Secular: 2,058th
The Logical Socialist Democracy of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
To advance to the future, you must abandon the past.
Charlie David Hanson
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population4.069 billion

CapitalCapital District
LeaderCharlie David Hanson

Currencyexchange ticket
Animalimmortal jellyfish

The Logical Socialist Democracy of Zess is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Charlie David Hanson with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, digital currency, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.069 billion Zessians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capital District. The average income tax rate is 92.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Zessian economy, worth 571 trillion exchange tickets 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 mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Basket Weaving, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 140,372 exchange tickets, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The poor are often seen pale and dizzy after selling their blood to make ends meet, criminals always seem to be forewarned of police raids, religious bigotry and a fear of outsiders have replaced religious studies in schools, and authorities are looking for a stool pigeon to rat out who is stealing food from pigeon toilets. Crime is totally unknown. Zess's national animal is the immortal jellyfish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Moderatorism.

Zess is ranked 6,099th in the world and 173rd in the South Pacific for Highest Poor Incomes, with 125,086.15 Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,806thMost Influential: 1,902ndMost Secular: 2,058thMost Pacifist: 2,203rdTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,564thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,829thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,859thMost Inclusive: 2,946thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,973rdNicest Citizens: 3,216thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,506thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,045thSafest: 4,629thMost Developed: 4,966thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,986thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,222ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,331stMost Advanced Public Education: 5,554thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,946thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,099thSmartest Citizens: 6,196thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,291stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,486thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,515thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,583rdHealthiest Citizens: 6,678thBest Weather: 7,027thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,265thLargest Governments: 8,312thMost Cultured: 8,932ndTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 14,788thMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,630thHighest Average Incomes: 15,892ndMost Income Equality: 15,969thMost Efficient Economies: 17,689thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,856thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,317th
Most Secular: 79th in the regionMost Pacifist: 80th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 91st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 91st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 94th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 97th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 104th in the regionMost Inclusive: 104th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 108th in the regionNicest Citizens: 112th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 156th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 157th in the regionSafest: 158th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 162nd in the regionMost Developed: 163rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 169th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 173rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 181st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 188th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 191st in the regionMost Influential: 199th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 201st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 217th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 217th in the regionBest Weather: 220th in the regionLargest Governments: 221st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 237th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 242nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 255th in the regionMost Cultured: 259th in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 442nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 452nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 498th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 513th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 517th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 594th in the regionMost Stationary: 615th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 633rd in the regionLargest Populations: 654th in the regionMost Income Equality: 697th in the region

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