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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 869thLargest Insurance Industry: 884thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 927th
The Rénmín Gònghéguó of
Compulsory Consumerist State
敢想敢干
Xi Zhang
Influence
Page
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Zhengan

Population12.331 billion

CapitalHangzhou
LeaderXi Zhang
FaithState Sanctioned Atheism

CurrencyLuan
AnimalBengy Tiger

The Rénmín Gònghéguó of Zhengan is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Xi Zhang with an iron fist, and remarkable for its frequent executions, free-roaming dinosaurs, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 12.331 billion Zhenganese are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, corrupt, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Industry, with Law & Order also on the agenda, while Welfare and Environment are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hangzhou. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Zhenganian economy, worth a remarkable 2,558 trillion Luans a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Retail, Gambling, and Information Technology. 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 207,514 Luans, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,363,722 per year while the poor average 12,320, a ratio of 110 to 1.

International collectors know that a grease-stain on a work of art probably means it's passed through Zhengan, international war crimes are good for business and business is booming, drill sergeants yell in the ears of bespectacled nerds in cybermilitary "reboot camps", and it is a silent spring in Zhengan. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Zhengan's national animal is the Bengy Tiger, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is State Sanctioned Atheism.

Zhengan is ranked 22,243rd in the world and 65th in Anteria for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 14,711.92 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 869thLargest Insurance Industry: 884thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 927thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,149thFattest Citizens: 1,506thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,523rdLargest Gambling Industry: 1,562ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,662ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,691stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,123rdTop
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Most Avoided: 3,209thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,558thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,571stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,593rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,227thLargest Retail Industry: 4,341stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,981stLargest Mining Sector: 5,276thHighest Average Incomes: 6,181stHighest Economic Output: 6,222ndMost Corrupt Governments: 6,259thMost Efficient Economies: 6,357thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,945thMost Armed: 8,074thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,946thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,408thTop
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Most Devout: 12,276thMost Ignorant Citizens: 12,463rdMost Influential: 14,265thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,728thMost Stationary: 16,229thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16,628thLargest Black Market: 17,444thMost Subsidized Industry: 22,112thLargest Information Technology Sector: 22,243rdHighest Drug Use: 22,773rd
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Largest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
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Fattest Citizens: 4th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 8th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9th in the regionMost Stationary: 11th in the regionMost Armed: 13th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 15th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 16th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 16th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 16th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 17th in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 21st in the regionLargest Black Market: 22nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 25th in the regionMost Devout: 27th in the region

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