by Max Barry

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 29th Most Pro-Market: 29th Most Politically Free: 36th
The Queen's State of
Here There Everywhere
the Governor
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Very Strong
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population12.806 billion

CapitalCapital Heights
Leaderthe Governor


The Queen's State of ZV is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by the Governor with a fair hand, and renowned for its complete lack of public education, absence of drug laws, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 12.806 billion ZVians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capital Heights. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.8%.

The very strong ZVian economy, worth 525 trillion betales a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Soda Sales, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 41,048 betales, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 397,988 per year while the poor average 204, a ratio of 1,948 to 1.

ZV has designated Capital Heights as its capital city, the Governor has just been declared ruler of ZV in an international press conference, none has been named as ZV's national religion, and citizens are enjoying a recent large cut in taxes. Crime is a major problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. ZV's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is none.

ZV is ranked 17,794th in the world and 6th in Two Letter for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero Valid Endorsements.

Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 29thMost Pro-Market: 29thMost Politically Free: 36thTop
Highest Crime Rates: 4,761stMost Extreme: 6,601stRudest Citizens: 7,592ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 8,415thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 9,814thFattest Citizens: 10,451stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 10,970thMost Armed: 12,845thLargest Populations: 14,934th
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 2nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 2nd in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Cultured: 20th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 23rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 23rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 26th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : ZV was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : ZV's influence in Two Letter rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : ZV was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : ZV was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : ZV's influence in Two Letter rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : ZV's influence in Two Letter rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : ZV's influence in Two Letter rose from "Zero" to "Nipper".
  • : ZV relocated from Purgatory to Two Letter.
  • : ZV relocated from Ziv to Purgatory.
  • : ZV agreed to construct embassies between Ziv and Khabarovsk Krai.