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Most Income Equality: 108thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,500thBest Weather: 7,801st
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Zapato

Population16.351 billion

CurrencyZ-pesos
Animalzombie

The Grand Duchy of Zapato is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its absence of drug laws, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 16.351 billion Zapatoans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — prioritizes Environment, although Defense, Welfare, and Healthcare are also considered important, while International Aid and Administration are ignored. The average income tax rate is 80.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but sluggish Zapatoan economy, worth 233 trillion Z-pesos a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 14,282 Z-pesos, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes and same-sex marriages are increasingly common. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zapato's national animal is the zombie, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Zapato is ranked 198,660th in the world and 1,123rd in Europeia for Highest Average Incomes, with 14,282.78 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Income Equality: 108thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 6,500thBest Weather: 7,801stTop
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Largest Populations: 10,430thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,050thMost Stationary: 12,057thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,652ndLargest Black Market: 16,820thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,970th
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Most Income Equality: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 43rd in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 59th in the regionLargest Black Market: 69th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 82nd in the regionBest Weather: 99th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zapato was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Zapato altered its national flag.
  • : Zapato was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Zapato was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Zapato was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Zapato was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations and the Top 10% for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Zapato was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Zapato was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Zapato was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Dead and the Top 10% for Most Zombified.
  • : Zapato was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombies.

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