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Most Primitive: 2,401st Most Income Equality: 8,641st Most Authoritarian: 9,155th
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Zip64

Population224 million

CurrencyDollar
AnimalFalcon

The Republic of Zip64 is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, punitive income tax rates, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 224 million Zip64ians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, socially-minded, well-organized government prioritizes Education, with Defense, Administration, and Industry also on the agenda, while International Aid receives no funds. The average income tax rate is 51.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Zip64ian economy, worth 6.64 trillion Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Cheese Exports industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Automobile Manufacturing, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 29,621 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Visitors to Violet Rock City are stunned to learn that they must memorize the "99 Principles" before entering, stuttering trypanophobes are doomed never to marry, the mentally ill are given high powered automatic weapons for "catharsis therapy", and strange men lingering in offices distributing television sets is a basis for a system of government. Crime is totally unknown. Zip64's national animal is the Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Zip64 is ranked 145,127th in the world and 5,530th in the Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -9.17 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Primitive: 2,401stTop
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Most Income Equality: 8,641stMost Authoritarian: 9,155thMost Ignorant Citizens: 11,510th
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Most Primitive: 68th in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 329th in the regionMost Income Equality: 405th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 466th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 483rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Zip64, strange men lingering in offices distributing television sets is a basis for a system of government.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip64, the mentally ill are given high powered automatic weapons for "catharsis therapy".
  • : Zip64 was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".
  • : Following new legislation in Zip64, stuttering trypanophobes are doomed never to marry.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip64, visitors to Violet Rock City are stunned to learn that they must memorize the "99 Principles" before entering.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip64, child labor has been outlawed.
  • : Zip64 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip64, administrative districts are increasingly defined by their taste in housing architecture.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip64, kidnapping has become the latest get-rich-quick scheme.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip64, the "temporary replacement bus service" is now a permanent fixture.

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