by Max Barry

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,165th Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,236th Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,380th
The Kingdom of
Corporate Bordello
Бог, король и страна
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Population68 million

AnimalBrown Bear

The Kingdom of Zakharenkova is a large, efficient nation, notable for its complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 68 million Zakharenkovans are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The relatively small, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Spirituality. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.7%.

The very strong Zakharenkovan economy, worth 4.00 trillion Crowns a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Basket Weaving, Tourism, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 58,763 Crowns, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 184,567 per year while the poor average 14,325, a ratio of 12.9 to 1.

The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, the government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles, organ donation rates are among the lowest in the region, and students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak. Crime is a problem. Zakharenkova's national animal is the Brown Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Zakharenkova is ranked 140,340th in the world and 5,972nd in the South Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring -6.32 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,165thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,236thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,380thMost Primitive: 13,869th
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 416th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 481st in the regionRudest Citizens: 635th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 687th in the regionMost Primitive: 710th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 711th in the region

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