by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,223rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,397thMost Influential: 3,364th
The Dictatorship of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population946 million

CapitalSloth Town


The Dictatorship of Zipties is a huge, safe nation, ruled by Zen with an even hand, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, ubiquitous missile silos, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 946 million Zippies have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sloth Town. The average income tax rate is 67.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Zippy economy, worth 88.4 trillion dollars a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 93,461 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.4 times as much as the poorest.

Businessmen walk out of meetings halfway because their shift is over, the government funds large training centres to turn seals into functioning members of society, bureaucrats close new businesses for not complying with the Penguin Packaging Index, and Max Barry is this year's Miss Zipties. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zipties's national animal is the seal, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Zipties is ranked 172,332nd in the world and 7,052nd in The North Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 40.38 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,223rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,397thTop
Most Influential: 3,364thSafest: 9,191stMost Pacifist: 10,770thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,215thTop
Most Secular: 12,366thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,780thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,938thLowest Crime Rates: 14,484thHealthiest Citizens: 14,625thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,690thNicest Citizens: 14,747thBest Weather: 14,837thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,643rdMost Inclusive: 16,562ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,762ndMost Developed: 19,166thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,725thMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,004thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 22,039thMost Beautiful Environments: 23,245th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 262nd in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 510th in the regionSafest: 528th in the regionMost Pacifist: 628th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 630th in the regionMost Secular: 645th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 759th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 781st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 823rd in the regionBest Weather: 833rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 834th in the regionNicest Citizens: 838th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 842nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 885th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 951st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 954th in the regionMost Inclusive: 961st in the regionMost Influential: 968th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 176 » Landestian, Lulubellia, Orado, Animu Place, Aerilia, Guer Aike, Yaorozu, Koda-Land, AmManies, Former English Colony, Republica Guilleana, The Rhein States, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Pallaith, Ethnon, Bankowiata, Hamerica, Angortheish, Kazoo Basin, Shibutani, Loutsland, Maclare, Gendirt, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Venicea, Pytong, El Fiji Grande, Great Bights Mum, Sunto, Sundred, Kocherian, Navsland, Valentine Z, Necromonia, Dreadton, Kranostav, Galbadiana, Yellops, Corfad, Siwale, Zzozona, Notyoutopia, The Pantheons, Tir na Saoirse Alainn, WeKnow, Votak Matim, Hardscrabble, Territorio di Nessuno, United Kahndaq, Godwanna, and 126 others.Interdimensional Zone, Cretox State, The Tampa Bay Rays, Bharathvarsh, Omnistria, Selfgradatude, Svenskskit, Slyakanya, Zupla, Greater Pittsburgh, New Lakemba, Nodnarb, Kragsgale, The Serdey Islands, Sevinland, Libertania Democratica, Wilkshire, Empy, Zokk, Joodey, GenshinImpact, Illusia and Neverendia, Glurponia, Wisconsota, Blyskalia, His Enduring Majesty, Star Kingdom, Darkmondoria, 1 very fast endotarter, Wineclaw, Andexia, Dar es Saalam, Fauzjhia, Yokciq Empire, Port Naga, Holy Oranz, Frances Francis the First of France, Xagill, North Bratislava, Sikol, Nalver And, Xentherida, Heilhum Imperius, Odelinor, Hyphen, Hewani, Maratabat, Sil Dorsett, Dabarastan, Runeda, Imperial Pieserged, Climeria, Muqatil, Madjack, Draconian Progression, Pasargad, Super Girl, Planes, Ravendi, The Mazur Empire, Shadowrik, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Sachi, Daiz, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Colfes, Strongwill, McMasterdonia, Kromi, Xipher, Solcius, Moubarakistan, Chips and Guac, Barabolia, Kingdom of KHATTAB, Vesteysia, Seijitsu, Clan Spaniel, Crusadam, Francois Isidore, Solimun, Zemnaya Svoboda, Valgarda, Travislavania, Free Salvation, Nordic-British Union, Cereskia, Maott, Figyjharli, Sanjurika, Folenz, Wapistan, Trumpski, The Ultimate Republic, Greater Afroeurasia, Dangine, Questann, Lol2639, Siforpeo, ForestMythal, Shotokonia, Simone Republic, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, Tyirza, Orogonia, TyGerria, BTProductions, Aryan Homeland, Xyrron, Mon Island, East Akra, Steampunk Ariel, Duryanistan, Uzbek Khan, Qurtuba, Alexander the Magnus, Viridiann, Federal Republic of Genosha, Perikuresu, Innocentic, Religioncord, Korean-Joseon, Siberian Workforce, Seanat, Britle, and Tsandonown.

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