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Nudest: 4,506thMost Avoided: 8,019thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,658th
The Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Nothing
Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Zip48

Population2.084 billion

CurrencyDollar
AnimalFalcon

The Republic of Zip48 is a massive, efficient nation, notable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, public floggings, and avowedly heterosexual populace. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 2.084 billion Zip48ians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Industry, Law & Order, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Public Transport and Environment aren't funded at all. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 46.6%.

The powerhouse Zip48ian economy, worth 126 trillion Dollars a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Uranium Mining, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is 60,517 Dollars, with the richest citizens earning 7.6 times as much as the poorest.

Back-alley circumcision clinics are popping up all over the nation, billions of Dollars are being blown on orbital weapons development, the government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life, and several inches are being added to first class seating. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zip48's national animal is the Falcon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Zip48 is ranked 149,374th in the world and 5,341st in Lazarus for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring -0.71 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Nudest: 4,506thMost Avoided: 8,019thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,658thTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 13,936thMost Devout: 15,224thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,677thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,957thLargest Black Market: 19,706th
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Nudest: 220th in the regionTop
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Most Avoided: 449th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 449th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 630th in the regionMost Devout: 706th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Zip48, several inches are being added to first class seating.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip48, the government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip48, billions of Dollars are being blown on orbital weapons development.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip48, back-alley circumcision clinics are popping up all over the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip48, women across the country are tying the knot.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip48, the leaders of Zip48 are given the nod by their predecessors.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip48, the Zip48ian Arts Council pays teenagers to sit through opera performances.
  • : Zip48 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip48, beaches are empty as the shark population multiplies exponentially.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip48, Ollie the Oiled Seal welcomes throngs of tourists to the newly opened Oil Oasis Water Park.

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