by Max Barry

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Highest Economic Output: 717th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 720th Largest Black Market: 1,505th
The Eminent Domain of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
All Hail the great and powerful Ziggie from Nantucket
Regional Influence
Dominator
Tiki Barman
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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The Eminent Domain of Ziggie Valencourt is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Ziggie the Great with an even hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 25.523 billion Valencourtians 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 relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ziggie City. The average income tax rate is 6.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Valencourtian economy, worth a remarkable 5,872 trillion flamingo droppings 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, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Tourism. 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 230,098 flamingo droppings, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

Ziggie City's iconic yellow taxis are nowhere to be seen, search and rescue forces now accept cheques and all major credit cards, young and brooding teens are welcomed with open arms to the Dogwarts School of Strangeness and Sorcery, and electricity company executives pray nightly to Zeus and Thor. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ziggie Valencourt's national animal is the flaming flamingo, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Ziggie Valencourt is ranked 1,505th in the world and 2nd in Monkey Island for Largest Black Market, with 410 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Highest Economic Output: 717thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 720thLargest Black Market: 1,505thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,517thMost Efficient Economies: 1,577thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,637thLargest Populations: 1,704thMost Influential: 1,742ndTop
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Fattest Citizens: 2,324thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,361stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,643rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,718thHighest Average Incomes: 2,818thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,748thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,862ndLargest Publishing Industry: 4,352ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,436thLargest Retail Industry: 4,777thRudest Citizens: 5,160thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,336thLargest Mining Sector: 5,567thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,758thSmartest Citizens: 7,453rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7,702ndLargest Insurance Industry: 8,044thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8,439thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,848thMost Cultured: 11,068thMost Stationary: 11,146thSafest: 11,614thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,388thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,518thLargest Governments: 12,640thMost Corrupt Governments: 13,504thMost Developed: 14,256thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,499thLowest Crime Rates: 15,671stMost Beautiful Environments: 16,490th
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Highest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the region

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