by Max Barry

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Largest Gambling Industry: 4,061stLargest Mining Sector: 12,237thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 17,124th
The Republic of
Father Knows Best State
Nothing
Influence
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Region
Civil Rights
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Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
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Zip468

Population2.119 billion

Currencydollar
Animalfalcon

The Republic of Zip468 is a massive, safe nation, renowned for its smutty television, enslaved workforce, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.119 billion Zip468ians 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 Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 34.9%.

The all-consuming Zip468ian economy, worth 181 trillion dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Arms Manufacturing, and Tourism. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 85,419 dollars, with the richest citizens earning 9.1 times as much as the poorest.

The military patrols the streets in search of possible secessionists, students who do not recite the national anthem each morning have to drop and give their teacher 50, drill sergeants yell in the ears of bespectacled nerds in cybermilitary "reboot camps", and sneezing in public is a capital offense. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zip468's national animal is the falcon.

Zip468 is ranked 22,300th in the world and 1,156th in Osiris for Largest Black Market, with 16.7 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 4,061stTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 12,237thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 17,124thLargest Black Market: 22,326thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 22,872nd
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Largest Gambling Industry: 241st in the regionTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 612th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 741st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zip468 altered its national flag.
  • : Zip468 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market and Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip468, sneezing in public is a capital offense.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip468, drill sergeants yell in the ears of bespectacled nerds in cybermilitary "reboot camps".
  • : Following new legislation in Zip468, students who do not recite the national anthem each morning have to drop and give their teacher 50.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip468, the military patrols the streets in search of possible secessionists.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip468, the Zip468ian Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas.
  • : Zip468 altered its national flag.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip468, cars are banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip468, business is adjusting to new gender equality policies in the workplace.

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