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Most Pro-Market: 531stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2,127thHighest Crime Rates: 4,416th
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Zzyzz

Population23.155 billion

Currencybetale
Animaldeer

The Queen's State of Zzyzz is a gargantuan, efficient nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, absence of drug laws, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 23.155 billion Zzyzzians 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 primarily concerned with Industry, with Spirituality also on the agenda, while Law & Order and Defense are ignored. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.3%.

The powerhouse Zzyzzian economy, worth a remarkable 1,078 trillion betales a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Woodchip Exports, Pizza Delivery, and Gambling. Average income is 46,560 betales, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 316,554 per year while the poor average 2,501, a ratio of 126 to 1.

The automotive industry soaks up huge government handouts, military funding has been stripped back, voting is voluntary, and the streets are increasingly clogged with poverty-stricken beggars. Crime is a major problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Zzyzz's national animal is the deer, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Zzyzz is ranked 96,898th in the world and 4th in San Marino for Most Developed, scoring 57.17 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Pro-Market: 531stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2,127thTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 4,416thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,444thLargest Populations: 5,254thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6,186thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8,549thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,695thTop
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Fattest Citizens: 13,113thMost Avoided: 14,013thHighest Economic Output: 17,082ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 17,140thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,276thLeast Corrupt Governments: 21,579thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 22,360thMost Extreme: 24,041st

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zzyzz's influence in San Marino rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
  • : Zzyzz's influence in San Marino fell from "Contender" to "Negotiator".
  • : Zzyzz was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • : Zzyzz's influence in San Marino rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
  • : Zzyzz's influence in San Marino fell from "Contender" to "Negotiator".
  • : Zzyzz's influence in San Marino rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
  • : Zzyzz's influence in San Marino fell from "Contender" to "Negotiator".
  • : Zzyzz's influence in San Marino rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
  • : Zzyzz was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Dead and Most Zombified.
  • : Zzyzz's influence in San Marino fell from "Contender" to "Negotiator".

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