by Max Barry

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 156thHighest Crime Rates: 326thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 444th
The Zepublic of
Capitalist Paradise
What the first nations say
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population18.636 billion



The Zepublic of Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzy is a gargantuan, efficient nation, remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, complete lack of prisons, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 18.636 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 4,000 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 208,381st in the world and 37th in Taijitu for Lowest Crime Rates, with 2.59 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 156thHighest Crime Rates: 326thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 444thMost Armed: 465thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 610thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 631stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 707thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 772ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 855thLargest Gambling Industry: 881stFattest Citizens: 934thMost Rebellious Youth: 938thMost Avoided: 996thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,472ndLargest Insurance Industry: 1,857thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,119thHighest Economic Output: 2,616thLargest Mining Sector: 3,220thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,478thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,069thHighest Average Incomes: 5,253rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,400thLargest Retail Industry: 5,838thRudest Citizens: 6,182ndMost Efficient Economies: 7,010thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,124thLargest Populations: 7,429thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,584thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,245thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,905thTop
Most Pro-Market: 12,159thHighest Drug Use: 14,303rdLargest Black Market: 14,998thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,255thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,785thSmartest Citizens: 18,434thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,408thNudest: 20,619th
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the region

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