by Max Barry

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 133rdHighest Crime Rates: 323rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 433rd
The Zepublic of
Capitalist Paradise
What the first nations say
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population20.922 billion



The Zepublic of Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzy is a gargantuan, cultured nation, remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, unlimited-speed roads, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 20.922 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 4,491 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 215,626th in the world and 33rd in Taijitu for Longest Average Lifespans, with 24.51 years.

Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 133rdHighest Crime Rates: 323rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 433rdMost Armed: 477thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 482ndMost Avoided: 588thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 593rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 722ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 820thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 828thLargest Gambling Industry: 868thMost Rebellious Youth: 905thFattest Citizens: 970thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,372ndLargest Insurance Industry: 1,703rdTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,449thHighest Economic Output: 2,591stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,716thLargest Mining Sector: 3,741stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,684thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,064thHighest Average Incomes: 5,573rdLargest Retail Industry: 6,358thRudest Citizens: 6,887thLargest Populations: 7,144thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,691stMost Efficient Economies: 8,058thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,231stLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,854thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,135thTop
Most Pro-Market: 15,211thMost Corrupt Governments: 16,488thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17,090thHighest Drug Use: 17,094thLargest Black Market: 17,844thSmartest Citizens: 18,679th
Largest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the region

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