by Max Barry

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 206thLargest Information Technology Sector: 361stMost Secular: 606th
The Corner of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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, cultured nation, ruled by Dygonite with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. 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 1,843 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 264,731 scarabs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is using tax revenues to provide jobs for the poor, a faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles' distance from the National Science Park, the fattest folk in H-Zhena look to be the happiest ones, and residents of new housing subdivisions complain about the total absence of supermarkets and restaurants. 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 207,629th in the world and 7,169th in The East Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 7.56 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 206thLargest Information Technology Sector: 361stMost Secular: 606thSmartest Citizens: 688thMost Scientifically Advanced: 888thMost Developed: 989thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,080thMost Influential: 1,126thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,176thHealthiest Citizens: 1,176thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,180thRudest Citizens: 1,209thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,209thLowest Crime Rates: 1,350thSafest: 1,351stLargest Publishing Industry: 1,379thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,851stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,061stMost Inclusive: 2,102ndTop
Best Weather: 2,542ndHighest Average Incomes: 2,991stLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,189thMost Efficient Economies: 3,230thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,354thMost Cultured: 5,096thLargest Governments: 5,127thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,420thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,442ndHighest Economic Output: 9,183rdMost Advanced Public Education: 10,302ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,412thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 13,946thMost Stationary: 16,780thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,538thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,650thLargest Retail Industry: 18,474thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,222ndMost Subsidized Industry: 22,704th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 15th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 21st in the regionMost Secular: 23rd in the regionMost Developed: 30th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 32nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 33rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 33rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 34th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 35th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 36th in the regionMost Influential: 37th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 39th in the regionSafest: 46th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 56th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 67th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 69th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 72nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 77th in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 82nd in the regionBest Weather: 84th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 107th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 119th in the regionMost Cultured: 133rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 147th 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: 328th in the regionLargest Populations: 360th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 392nd in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 546th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 565th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 574th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 609th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 728th in the regionNudest: 755th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : 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".
  • : Following new legislation in H-Zhena, five-year-olds chanting "Little Miss Muffet" are accused of bullying arachnophobes.
  • : Following new legislation in H-Zhena, printing out government documents requires the approval of at least three admins.
  • : Following new legislation in H-Zhena, buses are widely regarded as the safest way to travel.
  • : Following new legislation in H-Zhena, business meetings across the country are interrupted by the sound of squeaking whoopee-cushions.
  • : Following new legislation in H-Zhena, fraternities are notorious for drunken hooliganism.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 177 » 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 127 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, New Mainz, 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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