by Max Barry

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 455thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 457thMost Subsidized Industry: 527th
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Population5.675 billion

CapitalVik Noviora


The State of Zarbik is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Palolyth with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, public floggings, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 5.675 billion Zarbikians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vik Noviora. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 90.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Zarbikian economy, worth a remarkable 2,237 trillion D-Atzzes a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 394,284 D-Atzzes, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,285,755 per year while the poor average 32,301, a ratio of 70.8 to 1.

Palolyth lights cigars with a hundred-D-Atzz bill, news headlines suggest that Palolyth has a sideline in guinea pig pimping, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway, and conspiracy nuts claim that the government is trying to bring about an end to civilisation. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Zarbik's national animal is the Beaver, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Zarbik is ranked 112,807th in the world and 7th in Just relax for Fattest Citizens, with 11.05 Obesity Rate.

Largest Information Technology Sector: 455thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 457thMost Subsidized Industry: 527thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 820thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 832ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 977thHighest Average Incomes: 995thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,280thMost Armed: 1,369thMost Efficient Economies: 1,378thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,471stLargest Black Market: 1,526thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,797thMost Secular: 2,003rdMost Avoided: 2,100thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,248thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,425thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,604thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,608thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,796thLargest Retail Industry: 2,839thTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 3,107thRudest Citizens: 3,132ndSmartest Citizens: 3,308thLargest Governments: 4,513thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,022ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,973rdMost Patriotic: 7,239thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,511thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,857thHighest Economic Output: 8,945thMost Influential: 9,964thLargest Mining Sector: 10,575thMost Cultured: 10,999thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,479thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,020thLargest Gambling Industry: 15,103rdTop
Most Developed: 16,257thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 25,522ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 27,949thMost Conservative: 30,488th
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the region

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