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Largest Insurance Industry: 2,776th Most Avoided: 9,903rd Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,529th
The Republic of
Father Knows Best State
Nothing
Influence
Hatchling
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Rare

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Zip28

Population830 million

CurrencyDollar
AnimalFalcon

The Republic of Zip28 is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, zero percent divorce rate, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 830 million Zip28ians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Healthcare, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 48.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Zip28ian economy, worth 57.9 trillion Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Door-to-door Insurance Sales industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 69,764 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

An alabaster statue of an ancient cat-deity takes pride of place in the centre of Zip28 City, abattoirs are running at full capacity in response to skyrocketing demand, prime commercial land is being swamped with archaeological teams, and ships no longer sail as no one wants to encounter Zip28ian pirates. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control, thanks to a well-funded police force. Zip28's national animal is the Falcon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Zip28 is ranked 52,389th in the world and 2,557th in The North Pacific for Most Influential, scoring 270 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 2,776thTop
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Most Avoided: 9,903rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,529thLargest Retail Industry: 14,303rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 14,873rd
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Largest Insurance Industry: 105th in the regionMost Avoided: 336th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 481st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 548th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 669th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 719th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 753rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 753rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Zip28, ships no longer sail as no one wants to encounter Zip28ian pirates.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip28, prime commercial land is being swamped with archaeological teams.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip28, abattoirs are running at full capacity in response to skyrocketing demand.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip28, an alabaster statue of an ancient cat-deity takes pride of place in the centre of Zip28 City.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip28, 4-year-olds studying for their mathematics exams are anxious that they will be unemployable in adulthood if they fail.
  • : Zip28 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Zip28 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip28, children in school playgrounds can be heard chanting the hymns of the Order of Violet.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip28, strategic bombers are being converted into preschools.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip28, fruit market traders let their stock spoil rather than reduce their prices at the day's end.

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