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Largest Insurance Industry: 1,434thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,106thMost Pro-Market: 14,538th
The Ngwaziate of
Corporate Bordello
Chimwemwe chilichonse chimatsata kumapazi achisoni
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Population1.608 billion



The Ngwaziate of Ziwana is a massive, efficient nation, renowned for its compulsory military service, irreverence towards religion, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.608 billion Ziwanis are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The tiny, pro-business government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Healthcare, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Birnin. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.5%.

The very strong Ziwani economy, worth 75.6 trillion Silivas a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Door-to-door Insurance Sales industry, with significant contributions from Furniture Restoration, Uranium Mining, and Tourism. Average income is 47,018 Silivas, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 202,417 per year while the poor average 6,970, a ratio of 29.0 to 1.

The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, boats straying just metres away from the shore will raise the ire of the Coast Guard, whales in captivity live in little more than glorified goldfish bowls, and Ziwana has designated Birnin as its capital city. Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Ziwana's national animal is the Leopard, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Ziwana is ranked 78,652nd in the world and 11th in Melayu Archipelago for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 1,806.3 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Largest Insurance Industry: 1,434thTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,106thMost Pro-Market: 14,538thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 19,579th
Largest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the region

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