by Max Barry

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 126thHighest Crime Rates: 351stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 426th
The Zepublic of
Capitalist Paradise
What the first nations say
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population22.721 billion



The Zepublic of Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzy is a gargantuan, efficient nation, notable for its keen interest in outer space, absence of drug laws, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 22.721 billion Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzyians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzcity. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzyian economy, worth a remarkable 4,877 trillion ZZy-eggs a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Soda Sales, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 214,656 ZZy-eggs, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,991,193 per year while the poor average 2,178, a ratio of 913 to 1.

Political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions, schoolyard sandboxes resemble ashtrays due to the large number of cigarette butts, toilet paper is considered a non-essential item in the embargo against Brasilistan, and suspicious glow-in-the-dark wasps remain a source of terror and awe. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzy's national animal is the ZZy, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzy is ranked 19,219th in the world and 12th in Taijitu for Smartest Citizens, with 64.1 quips per hour.

Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 126thHighest Crime Rates: 351stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 426thMost Armed: 529thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 543rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 545thMost Avoided: 642ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 764thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 816thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 893rdLargest Gambling Industry: 896thMost Rebellious Youth: 955thFattest Citizens: 992ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,361stLargest Insurance Industry: 1,746thHighest Economic Output: 2,631stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,679thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,885thLargest Mining Sector: 4,024thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,020thHighest Average Incomes: 6,091stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,250thLargest Retail Industry: 6,854thLargest Populations: 6,865thRudest Citizens: 7,037thMost Efficient Economies: 8,585thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,631stLargest Publishing Industry: 9,244thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,162ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,429thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 18,858thSmartest Citizens: 19,219thLargest Black Market: 20,934thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 21,246thMost Pro-Market: 22,391stHighest Drug Use: 23,929thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 26,330thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 26,339thMost Cultured: 26,636th
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the region

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