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Most Armed: 206thHighest Crime Rates: 208thRudest Citizens: 223rd
The A of the B of the C of the D of
New York Times Democracy Corporate-Dominated Sham Democracy
Don't mess with us, and we won't mess with you, friend.
T'korov Eyeketrau
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Population9.737 billion

CapitalWt'kroiya Turayi
LeaderT'korov Eyeketrau
FaithReformed Christianity


The A of the B of the C of the D of Zjaum is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by T'korov Eyeketrau with a fair hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, complete lack of prisons, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 9.737 billion R'Koo-oi enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The minute, corrupt, outspoken government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Industry, with Education and Administration also on the agenda, while Welfare and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Wt'kroiya Turayi. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Wrau-yi economy, worth a remarkable 2,997 trillion wyis a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Soda Sales, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 307,858 wyis, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Fistfighting vigilantes tend to suffer a lot of gunshot wounds, rebuilding efforts for a recently destroyed cathedral aren't expected to be completed for another century, comic books avoid plot inconsistencies by removing the plot, and travelers often bring empty plastic bottles on Air Zjaum flights to avoid the pay lavatories. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Zjaum's national animal is the woiwi, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Reformed Christianity.

Zjaum is ranked 8,179th in the world and 9th in The League for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 439,141 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Armed: 206thHighest Crime Rates: 208thRudest Citizens: 223rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 228thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 252ndFattest Citizens: 257thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 271stLargest Retail Industry: 307thMost Avoided: 475thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 587thHighest Disposable Incomes: 606thLargest Gambling Industry: 668thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 868thLargest Insurance Industry: 980thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,106thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,173rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,364thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,556thLargest Mining Sector: 1,834thHighest Average Incomes: 1,940thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,170thMost Devout: 2,310thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,358thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,454thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,674thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,742ndHighest Economic Output: 4,822ndMost Influential: 5,737thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,980thSmartest Citizens: 6,742ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,813thMost Efficient Economies: 7,043rdLargest Publishing Industry: 7,384thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,179thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,288thLargest Black Market: 8,875thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,197thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,631stTop
Highest Drug Use: 18,678thMost Cultured: 19,961st
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionMost Devout: 9th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9th in the regionMost Politically Free: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 10th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 4 » Osimiria, Willdavie, Icaris, and Eminople.

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