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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,073rdMost Influential: 5,768thMost Pacifist: 6,813th
The Free Land of
New York Times Democracy
Ancient ain't Dragon
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Zuelong

Population530 million

CapitalAnthian City

Currencystozappie
Animalweevil

The Free Land of Zuelong is a huge, genial nation, renowned for its punitive income tax rates, restrictive gun laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 530 million Duskitorians 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Anthian City. The average income tax rate is 73.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Zuelongian economy, worth 44.5 trillion stozappies a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 83,953 stozappies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Economic output is rising as the chronically depressed are persuaded not to burden society, government reports are now used to teach toddlers to read, it ain't easy to be green enough to be imported into Zuelong, and forest fires have dropped dramatically as there are hardly any forests left. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zuelong's national animal is the weevil, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Zuelong is ranked 70,134th in the world and 157th in Conch Kingdom for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 3,671.42 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,073rdMost Influential: 5,768thMost Pacifist: 6,813thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,297thSafest: 7,309thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,206thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,327thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,877thNicest Citizens: 10,951stBest Weather: 11,071stMost Inclusive: 12,164thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,117thMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,131stMost Beautiful Environments: 16,403rdLowest Crime Rates: 16,571stLongest Average Lifespans: 17,090thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,373rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 18,845thHealthiest Citizens: 19,149thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,605thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,776thMost Secular: 23,043rdHighest Poor Incomes: 24,089thHighest Average Tax Rates: 24,361st
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Safest: 11th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 15th in the regionMost Pacifist: 16th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 21st in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 28th in the regionNicest Citizens: 29th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 31st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 36th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 36th in the regionBest Weather: 37th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 40th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 43rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zuelong endorsed The Kingdom of Locotima.
  • : Following new legislation in Zuelong, forest fires have dropped dramatically as there are hardly any forests left.
  • : Zuelong was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • : Zuelong lodged a message on the Conch Kingdom Regional Message Board.
  • : Zuelong voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Long-Term Storage Of Produced Waste".
  • : Following new legislation in Zuelong, it ain't easy to be green enough to be imported into Zuelong.
  • : Following new legislation in Zuelong, government reports are now used to teach toddlers to read.
  • : Zuelong was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Zuelong voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Kelssek".
  • : Following new legislation in Zuelong, economic output is rising as the chronically depressed are persuaded not to burden society.

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