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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,662nd Largest Gambling Industry: 11,906th Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 12,844th
The Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Nothing
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Zip166

Population935 million

Currencydollar
Animalfalcon

The Republic of Zip166 is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, suspicion of poets, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 935 million Zip166ians 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 government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Industry, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while International Aid and Welfare receive no funds. The average income tax rate is 16.8%.

The thriving Zip166ian economy, worth 64.7 trillion dollars a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 69,177 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.3 times as much as the poorest.

The government has repealed elections for fear of 'mob rule', 50% of adverts on children's television are for clothes made of cotton wool, falcon populations thrive as dogs are slaughtered in the millions, and collisions between bicycles and carnival floats are on the rise. Crime is moderate, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Zip166's national animal is the falcon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Zip166 is ranked 33,973rd in the world and 1,232nd in the Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 64.33 on the Rand Index.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,662ndLargest Gambling Industry: 11,906thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 12,844thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,558thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15,701stMost Armed: 15,775thFattest Citizens: 16,589th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 307th in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 373rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 380th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 388th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 425th in the regionFattest Citizens: 463rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 543rd in the regionMost Avoided: 554th in the regionLargest Black Market: 629th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zip166 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Fattest Citizens.
  • : Zip166 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip166, collisions between bicycles and carnival floats are on the rise.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip166, falcon populations thrive as dogs are slaughtered in the millions.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip166, 50% of adverts on children's television are for clothes made of cotton wool.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip166, the government has repealed elections for fear of 'mob rule'.
  • : Zip166 was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Zip166, citizens have to dodge their neighbors' drones while getting the morning paper.
  • : Zip166's influence in The Pacific rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Zip166 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.

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