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The Loosely Associated Provinces of Zerphen


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The Loosely Associated Provinces of Zerphen is a massive, cultured nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 2.014 billion Zerphenians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 93.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Zerphenian economy, worth 254 trillion zecks 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, Trout Farming, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 126,208 zecks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

50% of adverts on children's television are for clothes made of cotton wool, the nation is known abroad mostly for its Parliamentary antics, census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate, and environmentalists are advocating slash-and-burn in the nation's forests. Crime is totally unknown. Zerphen's national animal is the not snake, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Zerphen is ranked 12,174th in the world and 61st in Forest for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 7,083.29 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 300thHighest Drug Use: 1,122ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,015thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,514thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,144thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,390thNicest Citizens: 3,741stLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,875thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,937thMost Inclusive: 4,144thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,964thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,127thMost Influential: 5,162ndMost Rebellious Youth: 5,406thHighest Food Quality: 6,400thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,577thMost Pacifist: 6,716thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,170thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,457thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,124thMost Developed: 9,340thBest Weather: 9,743rdLargest Governments: 9,785thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,693rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,746thSmartest Citizens: 11,067thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,482ndMost Cultured: 12,138thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,174thSafest: 12,211thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,457thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 14,721stMost Secular: 15,990thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,171stMost Cheerful Citizens: 17,220thMost Efficient Economies: 17,860thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 22,602ndHighest Average Incomes: 23,577thHealthiest Citizens: 25,587thMost Politically Free: 25,712th
Highest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 4th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionMost Politically Free: 12th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 16th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 26th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 31st in the region

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