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Most Subsidized Industry: 1,252nd Most Rebellious Youth: 1,891st Largest Mining Sector: 2,596th
The Grand Republic of
New York Times Democracy
Excelsior
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Zapatha

Population11.401 billion

CapitalJinan
LeaderJason Xavier
FaithRoman Catholicism

CurrencySapata
AnimalRaven

The Grand Republic of Zapatha is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Jason Xavier with a fair hand, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, ubiquitous missile silos, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 11.401 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 Jinan. The average income tax rate is 75.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Zapathan economy, worth a remarkable 1,840 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 161,441 Sapatas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Children often explain to their parents that the Mega Ultimate Sword Fist was worth the thousand-Sapata charge on their phone bill, no one knows how to tie a reef knot, chrome-clad space marines are such stuff that dreams are made on, and Jason Xavier sports gold-plated grillz to promote the government's hard money policy. 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 37,047th in the world and 3rd in The World Story for Most Eco-Friendly Governments, scoring 1,507.87 on the Dolphin Recycling Awareness Index.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 1,252ndTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 1,891stLargest Mining Sector: 2,596thMost Efficient Economies: 3,376thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,405thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,846thSafest: 5,053rdMost Cultured: 5,475thMost Armed: 5,948thHighest Economic Output: 6,487thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,834thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,629thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,955thHealthiest Citizens: 7,995thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,233rdMost Developed: 8,296thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 9,365thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,962ndMost Inclusive: 10,354thHighest Average Incomes: 10,443rdHighest Poor Incomes: 10,443rdLongest Average Lifespans: 10,900thLargest Governments: 10,992ndLargest Publishing Industry: 11,580thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14,125thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,521stMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,417thLargest Populations: 16,544thMost Influential: 16,630thMost Politically Free: 16,953rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,976th
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Most Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the region

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