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Most Income Equality: 449thSafest: 12,229thMost Pacifist: 17,120th
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Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Struggling
Political Freedom
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Zustand

Population346 million

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AnimalEagle

The Kingdom of Zustand is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its public floggings, state-planned economy, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 346 million Zustands are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Defense, and Education. The average income tax rate is 71.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Zustandian economy, worth 5.66 trillion marks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Trout Farming, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 16,347 marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère, old folks reminisce about the last time someone was acquitted of a crime, one-man canoes fitted with the latest tracking technology leave no room for one man, and tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the Zustand Blood Tithe. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zustand's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Zustand is ranked 63,572nd in the world and 3,686th in The North Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 50.99 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Most Income Equality: 449thTop
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Safest: 12,229thMost Pacifist: 17,120th
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Most Income Equality: 5th in the regionTop
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Safest: 659th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Zustand, tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the Zustand Blood Tithe.
  • : Following new legislation in Zustand, one-man canoes fitted with the latest tracking technology leave no room for one man.
  • : Following new legislation in Zustand, old folks reminisce about the last time someone was acquitted of a crime.
  • : Following new legislation in Zustand, adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère.
  • : Following new legislation in Zustand, criminals and college students are taking an interest in the government's new weed-killing program.
  • : Following new legislation in Zustand, noises louder than a whisper have been prohibited by law.
  • : Following new legislation in Zustand, sex offenders find themselves cut off from the ability to repeat their crimes.
  • : Following new legislation in Zustand, the needs of the living outweigh the needs of the dead.
  • : Following new legislation in Zustand, debates on whether toilet seats should be left up or down are increasingly commonplace.
  • : Following new legislation in Zustand, the government considers the rising number of McRonald's fast food restaurants to be great progress.

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