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Most Beautiful Environments: 108thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 118thMost Secular: 171st
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Zolehen

Population9.511 billion

CurrencyKrone
AnimalGriffin

The Confederacy of Zolehen is a colossal, safe nation, notable for its parental licensing program, public floggings, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cynical population of 9.511 billion Zolehenians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Law & Order. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Zolehenian economy, worth a remarkable 2,844 trillion Kroner 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 and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 299,062 Kroner, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down, the Department of Reduction of Bureaucratic Red Tape has set up a working committee to investigate its own excessive paperwork, the entire entry for Zolehen in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the World reads 'mostly harmless', and hostage-takers offer loyalty scheme points for prompt payment. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zolehen's national animal is the Griffin, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Zolehen is ranked 5,239th in the world and 70th in the Pacific for Highest Economic Output, with 2,844 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Beautiful Environments: 108thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 118thMost Secular: 171stBest Weather: 204thLargest Information Technology Sector: 210thSmartest Citizens: 223rdLowest Crime Rates: 235thMost Developed: 268thLongest Average Lifespans: 296thMost Cultured: 370thHealthiest Citizens: 382ndMost Pacifist: 459thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 585thHighest Average Tax Rates: 630thMost Advanced Public Education: 662ndLargest Governments: 678thMost Scientifically Advanced: 753rdHighest Poor Incomes: 823rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,096thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,156thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,189thMost Efficient Economies: 1,445thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,478thHighest Average Incomes: 2,117thTop
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Most Inclusive: 2,391stLargest Publishing Industry: 2,611thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,225thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,358thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,938thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,090thNicest Citizens: 5,207thHighest Economic Output: 5,239thSafest: 5,309thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,283rdMost Stationary: 10,829thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,217thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,461stMost Influential: 11,869thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 13,546th
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Most Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionMost Secular: 8th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Developed: 9th in the regionMost Pacifist: 9th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 13th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 15th in the regionLargest Governments: 22nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 22nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 24th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 30th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 33rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 38th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 41st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 44th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 46th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 57th in the regionMost Inclusive: 59th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 70th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 76th in the regionMost Influential: 84th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 104th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 120th in the regionNicest Citizens: 127th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 132nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 137th in the regionSafest: 146th in the regionMost Stationary: 153rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 165th in the regionLargest Populations: 236th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 253rd in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 331st in the regionRudest Citizens: 406th in the regionNudest: 515th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Zolehen, hostage-takers offer loyalty scheme points for prompt payment.
  • : Following new legislation in Zolehen, the entire entry for Zolehen in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the World reads 'mostly harmless'.
  • : Following new legislation in Zolehen, the Department of Reduction of Bureaucratic Red Tape has set up a working committee to investigate its own excessive paperwork.
  • : Following new legislation in Zolehen, space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down.
  • : Following new legislation in Zolehen, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping.
  • : Following new legislation in Zolehen, retired racing Griffins are served truffles for breakfast.
  • : Following new legislation in Zolehen, sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Zolehen, officials pull all-nighters to check immigrants for potential links to terrorists.
  • : Following new legislation in Zolehen, sex changes are routinely performed at Zolehen's hospitals.
  • : Following new legislation in Zolehen, the well-to-do in the Pacific are never on time for important appointments.

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