by Max Barry

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Highest Crime Rates: 305th Most Armed: 365th Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 467th
The Zepublic of
Capitalist Paradise
What the first nations say
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population16.683 billion



The Zepublic of Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzy is a gargantuan, cultured nation, renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, enslaved workforce, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 16.683 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 3,543 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 212,392 ZZy-eggs, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,555,735 per year while the poor average 8,923, a ratio of 174 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 9,865th in the world and 11th in Taijitu for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 386.69 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Highest Crime Rates: 305thMost Armed: 365thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 467thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 505thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 721stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 730thLargest Gambling Industry: 910thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 922ndFattest Citizens: 935thMost Rebellious Youth: 969thMost Avoided: 1,007thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,437thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,508thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,822ndLargest Insurance Industry: 1,888thMost Efficient Economies: 2,198thHighest Economic Output: 2,404thLargest Mining Sector: 2,752ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,588thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,649thHighest Average Incomes: 4,662ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4,980thLargest Retail Industry: 5,216thRudest Citizens: 5,430thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,873rdMost Pro-Market: 6,093rdLargest Populations: 7,103rdHighest Drug Use: 7,554thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,160thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,513thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 9,865thMost Influential: 11,477thMost Stationary: 11,906thLargest Black Market: 12,502ndMost Corrupt Governments: 12,544thNudest: 12,562ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,407thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,157th
Largest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
Highest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the region

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