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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 245thLargest Information Technology Sector: 388thMost Scientifically Advanced: 763rd
The Corner of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
I'll throw a mango at you!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Below Average

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population6.434 billion


Animalhoney badger

The Corner of H-Zhena is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Dygonite with an even hand, and remarkable for its frequent executions, keen interest in outer space, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 6.434 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 Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shu'ulathoi. The average income tax rate is 74.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Zhenan economy, worth a remarkable 1,654 trillion scarabs a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 257,158 scarabs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.7 times as much as the poorest.

Advert breaks are played at lower volumes to make them easier to ignore, bored politicians often entertain themselves with games of Simon during important votes, bands of paramedics walk the streets looking for suspicious medical activity, and excessive wheelchair ramps on government buildings have been compared to theme park attractions. 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 frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

H-Zhena is ranked 1,349th in the world and 40th in The East Pacific for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 2,738.84 Tourists Per Hour.

Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 245thLargest Information Technology Sector: 388thMost Scientifically Advanced: 763rdSmartest Citizens: 799thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 815thMost Influential: 885thMost Secular: 1,156thMost Developed: 1,188thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,240thHealthiest Citizens: 1,294thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,349thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,430thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,472ndLowest Crime Rates: 1,490thRudest Citizens: 1,497thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,016thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,183rdTop
Safest: 2,538thMost Inclusive: 2,617thBest Weather: 2,968thHighest Average Incomes: 3,164thMost Efficient Economies: 4,350thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,477thMost Cultured: 5,059thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,525thLargest Governments: 5,948thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,501stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,687thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,073rdHighest Economic Output: 10,093rdMost Advanced Public Education: 11,599thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,859thHighest Disposable Incomes: 17,118thMost Stationary: 17,246thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,731stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,849thLargest Retail Industry: 20,989thHighest Average Tax Rates: 23,005th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 16th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 19th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Secular: 31st in the regionMost Influential: 33rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 35th in the regionMost Developed: 36th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 37th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 38th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 39th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 40th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 41st in the regionRudest Citizens: 43rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 51st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 61st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 70th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 75th in the regionSafest: 78th in the regionTop
Best Weather: 90th in the regionMost Inclusive: 92nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 106th in the regionMost Cultured: 130th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 133rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 159th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 162nd in the regionLargest Governments: 162nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 183rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 186th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 186th in the regionMost Stationary: 242nd in the regionLargest Populations: 364th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 380th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 394th in the regionTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 584th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 637th in the regionMost Average: 697th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 718th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 750th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 763rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 773rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in H-Zhena, excessive wheelchair ramps on government buildings have been compared to theme park attractions.
  • : H-Zhena was endorsed by The Holy Empire of THE V0ID.
  • : Following new legislation in H-Zhena, bands of paramedics walk the streets looking for suspicious medical activity.
  • : Following new legislation in H-Zhena, bored politicians often entertain themselves with games of Simon during important votes.
  • : H-Zhena was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in H-Zhena, advert breaks are played at lower volumes to make them easier to ignore.
  • : Following new legislation in H-Zhena, orphans would rather live their life of luxury than be adopted by prospective parents.
  • : Following new legislation in H-Zhena, modelling agencies send their clients to work in nursing homes.
  • : Following new legislation in H-Zhena, a death threat has replaced 'hello' as an official greeting in the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in H-Zhena, several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 210 » HinduRashtr, Evrigenis, The Militarius Imperium, Brotherland, Zukchiva, VW53Aland, Pakitsk, Ridann, France Occidentale, Kangarawa, Headpat Central, Airrajul, Ripsylvania, Marrabuk, Libertanny, Barfleur, Rainbow Vests, Merlovich, Republic of New India, Dragons Blood, Asendavia, Fellon, Schrebia, Jamitri, Kianhua, ReReReRepublic, Trulu, Kristanya, Generousity, Bzux, Tretrid, The Eternal Land of Jong, Savorca, Axdel, Distro-Spartica, Ignatia, West Akhzaristan, Greater New Cassandra, Merkez, Azureano, NorthLuxeland, Lingu, Santiago Arroyo, Hexyia, JohorRiau, Lietanland, CANZUK 1, Pasedonia, Staynes, Raneve Brusertheatel, and 160 others.Tassirion, Kucia, Luisagna, Hen wlad fy nhadau, Yuritoria, German South-East Africa, Belora Gyles, Tuenia, Collective Individualism, Syriusz, Stadacon, The Three States of Fortuna, BuciLand, Katyunon, Technocraticofgivus, Nurmani, Khadah, Lurolona, Roissyland, Lantros, Caethearum, Mays Austrian Nation, Noreds Thereneuthene, Meagharia, Dorles, Wisdoms and Knowledges, Valkyron Union, New Ailartsua, Gemmena, New Amerindia, Shugushogo Tada, Imprisoned Freeman, Korktopia, Survivoristan, New Mainz, A mean old man, Wapl, Sheelberite, Gorbastan, Centrical Union, Santa Dystopia, The Holy Utopian Republic, Mog the Moogle, Taapi, Ornstein the Dragonslayer, Plazland, Teocallintzin, Davedukili, Ankras, Harmonic Yeetlandia, Condo of Grick, Zulkig, Eastern Hyront Scassen, Stellar Colonies, Volinovia, Layngderfleethe, Debluu, Ephem, Reschaters, The Federation of Osea and Yukotobonia, ArenaC, Monix, Carolina Bay, Chalan, Serfvarden, New Leganes, Yelkinam, CheeseBurrito, Alttaea, Free Nal Graakuo, Vaughti, Horn of Havenkaap, Amabilis, Rhothstan, Concentus, Samaltak True, Legna, Chols Worithopia, Lebarestan, Euricanis, Daenyearly, Gunov, Llan Ava, Sarfu, Hiflex, Transoxiana-Tartaria, Enlil, Wakeopolis, Niveko, Hitaria, Forro Islands, Stellaire Imperiale, Republoslavia, Cyrillic Peoples, Norna Chitya, Albrook, Quebec-and-Maritimes, Pantheropolis, Tissandra, Coruh, Karatol-Advenra, Modra, Forktoon, Farangia, Oofery, The Peoples Collective, Acyl Halide, Tawuse, Mecsherstein, Markhor, United States Of Krauka, Kunstistan, Granskau, Burdette, From New World, Order of the saint Dumas, Arunika, New Spurs, Kamasital, Roma IV, Lanwa, FreedomIand, South Azerbijan, Canzzuk, Acronis, ParaSymmetry, Republic of the Quacken, Nevertopia, Beausylvana, Fradrildrun, Wallenburg, Le Paradoxe, The Great Andes, Danelaw Scandinavia, Zahorama, Xylapan, Zang0, Land of the Hippopotamus, Claniangdow, Clarence-Voslage, Qaracukhur, Artzozka, EHTYCSCYTHE, Zeiberland, Jamiou, Dannemarie, Crucifer, Rabarbarys, Hellod Immury, Cellar Doors, Hickory Hampton, Cacnesia, Floofle Poofs, Aoba-Johsai, Vogar, Aeoliah, A Slanted Black Stripe, Eunopiar, BTProductions, and THE V0ID.

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