by Max Barry

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Most Compassionate Citizens: 4,551stNicest Citizens: 4,703rdMost Efficient Economies: 5,038th
The Oppressive Fish Government of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength
Fish Orwell
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population4.155 billion

LeaderFish Orwell
FaithFish cult


The Oppressive Fish Government of Zebruski is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Fish Orwell with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, pith helmet sales, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, devout population of 4.155 billion Zebruk's have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Metroquarium. The average income tax rate is 88.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Zebruskian economy, worth 667 trillion Doubloons a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 160,736 Doubloons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Zebruski's Medieval Faire is renowned as one of the best in the region, diners regard burgers made from mechanically reclaimed cow protein as "proper meat", Zebruk's have recently stopped mysteriously setting off metal detectors, and banana distribution among collective farm workers is an important topic in public discourse. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zebruski's national animal is the Sprunkers, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Fish cult.

Zebruski is ranked 195,314th in the world and 60th in Callista for Highest Drug Use, scoring 35.6 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Most Compassionate Citizens: 4,551stNicest Citizens: 4,703rdMost Efficient Economies: 5,038thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,582ndLongest Average Lifespans: 6,210thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,213thHealthiest Citizens: 6,485thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,946thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,443rdHighest Food Quality: 7,600thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,627thMost Inclusive: 7,726thMost Developed: 8,194thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,209thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,506thMost Cultured: 8,795thLowest Crime Rates: 8,846thLargest Governments: 9,261stSmartest Citizens: 9,817thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,877thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,272ndHighest Poor Incomes: 11,734thMost Devout: 12,658thHighest Average Incomes: 12,915thTop
Safest: 14,624thMost Influential: 15,187thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,357thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,624thMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,668thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,791stMost Beautiful Environments: 17,720thBest Weather: 20,216thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21,243rdMost Patriotic: 21,573rd
Healthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 4th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionSafest: 5th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 7th in the region

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