by Max Barry

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Highest Crime Rates: 298th Most Armed: 373rd Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 457th
The Zepublic of
Capitalist Paradise
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Civil Rights
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Population17.24 billion



The Zepublic of Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzy is a gargantuan, efficient nation, notable for its rum-swilling pirates, museums and concert halls, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 17.24 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 3,661 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 457th in the world and 2nd in Taijitu for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 15,059.75 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Highest Crime Rates: 298thMost Armed: 373rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 457thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 477thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 704thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 730thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 892ndLargest Gambling Industry: 892ndFattest Citizens: 930thMost Rebellious Youth: 938thMost Avoided: 984thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,414thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,472ndTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,814thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,839thMost Efficient Economies: 2,210thHighest Economic Output: 2,390thLargest Mining Sector: 2,792ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,574thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,578thHighest Average Incomes: 4,772ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5,206thLargest Retail Industry: 5,249thRudest Citizens: 5,777thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,220thMost Pro-Market: 6,278thLargest Populations: 6,992ndHighest Drug Use: 7,572ndLargest Publishing Industry: 8,040thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 8,620thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,988thMost Stationary: 10,700thMost Influential: 11,600thNudest: 12,751stMost Corrupt Governments: 12,915thLargest Black Market: 12,947thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,256th
Largest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the region

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