by Max Barry

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Most Devout: 50thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 93rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 114th
The Polemic Hagiarchy of
Psychotic Dictatorship
That's just the way the system works.
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population13.139 billion

CapitalBleak House
FaithOrthodoxical Pulsification

CurrencyFood Stamp

The Polemic Hagiarchy of Zenzibar is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Tulkinghorn with an iron fist, and renowned for its strictly enforced bedtime, public floggings, and avowedly heterosexual populace. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 13.139 billion Zenzites are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Spirituality, Law & Order, and Environment also on the agenda, while Social Policy and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bleak House. The average income tax rate is 97.5%.

The all-consuming Zenzish economy, worth a remarkable 2,941 trillion Food Stamps a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Basket Weaving. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 223,851 Food Stamps, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Euthanasia is illegal, every day at 4am Zenzites wake to pray for the sun to rise, women who display their ankles are shunned by society, and sly spies try to rely on national allies so that they don't die. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zenzibar's national animal is the cricket, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Orthodoxical Pulsification.

Zenzibar is ranked 67,050th in the world and 213th in Capitalist Paradise for Rudest Citizens, with 62.27 Insults Per Minute.

Most Devout: 50thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 93rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 114thMost Primitive: 124thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 272ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 281stMost Corrupt Governments: 350thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 448thLargest Black Market: 554thBest Weather: 760thMost Influential: 856thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,499thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,659thLowest Crime Rates: 1,815thTop
Largest Governments: 2,461stMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,612thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,845thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,050thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,647thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,176thHighest Average Incomes: 4,801stHighest Economic Output: 4,972ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,567thMost Stationary: 6,448thMost Authoritarian: 6,727thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,110thMost Conservative: 8,460thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 16,101stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 20,201stLargest Populations: 21,103rd
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Conservative: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 10th in the regionMost Extreme: 12th in the regionMost Influential: 13th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 21st in the regionMost Stationary: 21st in the region

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