by Max Barry

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Largest Gambling Industry: 4,272nd Largest Soda Pop Sector: 4,810th Highest Drug Use: 5,212th
The Colony of
Live and die in the Zone.
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Zone 71

Population1.077 billion

Currencyration card

The Colony of Zone 71 is a massive, efficient nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, irreverence towards religion, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.077 billion Zone 71ians enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The tiny, liberal, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Public Transport. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.2%.

The all-consuming Zone 71ian economy, worth 86.8 trillion ration cards a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with significant contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Soda Sales, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 80,618 ration cards, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 326,873 per year while the poor average 13,235, a ratio of 24.7 to 1.

Vital intelligence-gathering activities are put on hold as agents return home for seduction training and advanced poker instruction, retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites, disability advocates are not amused that they are told to be dependent on Zone 71ians's kindness, and it is mandatory to learn evolution in schools. Crime, especially youth-related, is a serious problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Zone 71's national animal is the eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Zone 71 is ranked 15,062nd in the world and 676th in Lazarus for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 6,678.85 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Largest Gambling Industry: 4,272ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,810thHighest Drug Use: 5,212thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,648thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7,582ndTop
Highest Crime Rates: 8,668thMost Pro-Market: 9,076thFattest Citizens: 10,556thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 11,304thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12,514thHighest Disposable Incomes: 12,663rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,920thLargest Mining Sector: 15,062ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15,746thMost Armed: 15,753rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,775th
Highest Drug Use: 101st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 196th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 223rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 269th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 284th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 285th in the regionTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 326th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 332nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 342nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 419th in the regionFattest Citizens: 503rd in the regionMost Armed: 561st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zone 71's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Zone 71 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Zone 71 was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Zone 71 ceased to exist in The East Pacific.
  • : Zone 71 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Zone 71's influence in The East Pacific rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Zone 71 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Crime Rates and Most Pro-Market.
  • : Zone 71's influence in The East Pacific fell from "Hatchling" to "Unproven".
  • : Zone 71's influence in The East Pacific rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Zone 71's influence in The East Pacific rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".


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