by Max Barry

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Largest Mining Sector: 4,706thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,345thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,949th
The Republic of
Father Knows Best State
Motto
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Rare

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Zip416

Population2.019 billion

CurrencyDollar
AnimalRat

The Republic of Zip416 is a massive, safe nation, notable for its teetotalling pirates, zero percent divorce rate, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.019 billion Zip416ians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Education. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 45.5%.

The all-consuming Zip416ian economy, worth 186 trillion Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 92,425 Dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 383,259 per year while the poor average 14,612, a ratio of 26.2 to 1.

In a desperate bid for cheap airfare Zip416ians can be seen jogging in a rubber suit just before flying, advertisers scramble to sponsor the broadcast of Leader's most personal functions, jaywalking is punishable by public flogging, and census workers are having a hard time figuring out who is actually living in Zip416 after the ban on emigration was lifted. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zip416's national animal is the Rat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Zip416 is ranked 17,528th in the world and 947th in Lazarus for Largest Black Market, with 30.0 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Top
5%
Largest Mining Sector: 4,706thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,345thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,949thMost Armed: 11,753rdTop
10%
Most Avoided: 12,419thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,909thLargest Black Market: 17,528thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20,905thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22,509th
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Largest Mining Sector: 235th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 259th in the regionTop
10%
Most Armed: 557th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 589th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 654th in the regionMost Avoided: 662nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 835th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zip416 altered its national flag.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip416, census workers are having a hard time figuring out who is actually living in Zip416 after the ban on emigration was lifted.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip416, jaywalking is punishable by public flogging.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip416, advertisers scramble to sponsor the broadcast of Leader's most personal functions.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip416, in a desperate bid for cheap airfare Zip416ians can be seen jogging in a rubber suit just before flying.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip416, attendance of fathers at PTA meetings is at an all-time high.
  • : Zip416 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : Zip416 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : Zip416 altered its national flag.
  • : Zip416 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.

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