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Largest Retail Industry: 556thMost Secular: 579thLargest Agricultural Sector: 773rd
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Zaberaz Hapang

Population4.485 billion

CapitalNew Campton
LeaderKing Kalen II

CurrencyGalactic Shene
AnimalBlack Beak Penguin

The United Kingdom of Zaberaz Hapang is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Kalen II with an even hand, and renowned for its flagrant waste-dumping, anti-smoking policies, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 4.485 billion Hapangians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Campton. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 34.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Hapangian economy, worth a remarkable 1,497 trillion Galactic Shenes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Tourism. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 333,966 Galactic Shenes, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,091,645 per year while the poor average 76,799, a ratio of 14.2 to 1.

Ethnic minorities are often refused admission to some of the nation's best schools, children have lost interest in toy guns in favor of toy meth lab kits, tourists outnumber citizens two to one, and corporate 'hostile takeovers' now involve ICBMs and main battle tanks. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Zaberaz Hapang's national animal is the Black Beak Penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Zaberaz Hapang is ranked 10,453rd in the world and 99th in 10000 Islands for Most Patriotic, with 45.15 flags saluted per person per day.

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Largest Retail Industry: 556thMost Secular: 579thLargest Agricultural Sector: 773rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,139thMost Efficient Economies: 1,195thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,299thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,462ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,497thHighest Average Incomes: 1,693rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,834thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,840thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,965thRudest Citizens: 1,989thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,186thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,300thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,681stTop
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Fattest Citizens: 2,757thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,908thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,004thSmartest Citizens: 3,006thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,311thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,879thLargest Black Market: 4,539thMost Influential: 5,152ndLargest Governments: 6,278thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,796thMost Developed: 8,627thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,928thLargest Insurance Industry: 10,101stMost Patriotic: 10,453rdHighest Economic Output: 13,370thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 15,512thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,825thLargest Mining Sector: 17,216thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 18,806thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,472ndHighest Poor Incomes: 20,842nd
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Largest Retail Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 15th in the regionMost Secular: 15th in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 24th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 25th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 28th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 29th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 29th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 29th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 29th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 30th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 30th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 33rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 35th in the regionRudest Citizens: 35th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 36th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 39th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 40th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 41st in the regionLargest Black Market: 42nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 45th in the regionFattest Citizens: 46th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 65th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 66th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 79th in the regionTop
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Most Patriotic: 99th in the regionLargest Governments: 110th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 128th in the regionMost Developed: 155th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 158th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 160th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 163rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 168th in the region

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