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Most Rebellious Youth: 1,769thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,812thMost Efficient Economies: 2,318th
The United Kingdom of
New York Times Democracy
Excelsior
Influence
Unproven
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Zapatha

Population14.39 billion

CapitalIngebjorg
LeaderJason Xavier
FaithRoman Catholicism

CurrencySapata
AnimalRaven

The United Kingdom of Zapatha is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Jason Xavier with a fair hand, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, ubiquitous missile silos, and compulsory gun ownership. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 14.39 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 77.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Zapathan economy, worth a remarkable 2,338 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 162,479 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 63,166th in the world and 483rd in 10000 Islands for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring 3,157.42 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

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Most Rebellious Youth: 1,769thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,812thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 2,318thLargest Mining Sector: 3,347thSafest: 4,730thMost Cultured: 5,112thMost Armed: 5,352ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,407thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,516thHighest Economic Output: 6,226thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,762ndMost Developed: 7,976thHealthiest Citizens: 8,120thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,441stSmartest Citizens: 8,848thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,918thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,916thLargest Governments: 10,496thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,721stHighest Average Incomes: 11,124thMost Inclusive: 11,275thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 11,910thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,172ndLargest Publishing Industry: 13,372ndLargest Populations: 15,654thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,088thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,260thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,553rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,596thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,705thMost Secular: 20,136thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 21,459th
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Most Subsidized Industry: 26th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 32nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 38th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 46th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 53rd in the regionMost Armed: 67th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 68th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 82nd in the regionSafest: 87th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 88th in the regionMost Cultured: 94th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 98th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 102nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 120th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 123rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 124th in the regionLargest Populations: 133rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 146th in the regionMost Developed: 148th in the regionMost Politically Free: 148th in the regionLargest Governments: 150th in the region

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