by Max Barry

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 152ndHighest Crime Rates: 321stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 441st
The Zepublic of
Capitalist Paradise
What the first nations say
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population19.319 billion



The Zepublic of Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzy is a gargantuan, cultured nation, renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, museums and concert halls, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 19.319 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 4,146 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 1,991,192 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 220,323rd in the world and 37th in Taijitu for Best Weather, with -437 Meters Of Sunlight.

Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 152ndHighest Crime Rates: 321stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 441stMost Armed: 458thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 539thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 611thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 687thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 768thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 859thLargest Gambling Industry: 878thMost Rebellious Youth: 918thFattest Citizens: 935thMost Avoided: 980thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,414thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,829thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,276thHighest Economic Output: 2,619thLargest Mining Sector: 3,528thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,551stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,520thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,220thHighest Average Incomes: 5,228thLargest Retail Industry: 6,124thRudest Citizens: 6,525thMost Efficient Economies: 7,280thLargest Populations: 7,358thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,490thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,782ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,545thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,063rdTop
Most Pro-Market: 15,587thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,073rdLargest Black Market: 17,119thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17,373rdHighest Drug Use: 17,626thSmartest Citizens: 19,174th
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the region

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