by Max Barry

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Most Subsidized Industry: 1,258th Most Rebellious Youth: 1,745th Largest Mining Sector: 2,614th
The United Kingdom of
New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population12.673 billion

LeaderJason Xavier
FaithRoman Catholicism


The United Kingdom of Zapatha is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Jason Xavier with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 12.673 billion Zapathans 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 medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ingebjorg. The average income tax rate is 76.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Zapathan economy, worth a remarkable 2,050 trillion Sapatas a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 161,778 Sapatas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

People often get liposuction to reduce their air fares, the parliament building has installed a revolving door, hundreds of subterranean tunnels are being built as part of "Project Morlock", and drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zapatha's national animal is the Raven, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Zapatha is ranked 6,712th in the world and 1st in Realpolitik for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 461.15 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most Subsidized Industry: 1,258thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 1,745thLargest Mining Sector: 2,614thMost Efficient Economies: 3,237thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,481stSafest: 4,667thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,899thMost Cultured: 5,258thHighest Economic Output: 5,967thMost Armed: 6,332ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,712thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,665thHealthiest Citizens: 7,861stMost Developed: 7,959thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,454thSmartest Citizens: 9,051stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,113thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,228thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,250thMost Inclusive: 10,274thHighest Average Incomes: 10,297thLargest Governments: 10,541stHighest Poor Incomes: 10,564thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,395thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,283rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14,413thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,828thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,183rdLargest Populations: 15,404thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,949thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,042nd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zapatha was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Zapatha was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Zapatha was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Zapatha was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Developed and Healthiest Citizens and the Top 10% for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Zapatha's influence in Realpolitik rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
  • : Zapatha's influence in Realpolitik fell from "Power" to "Powerbroker".
  • : Zapatha was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Zapatha's influence in Realpolitik rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
  • : Zapatha was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Zapatha was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.


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