by Max Barry

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,146thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,592ndMost Secular: 4,267th
The Entwined Providences of
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Population1.855 billion

CapitalVik Noviora


The Entwined Providences of Zarbik is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Camilo with an iron fist, and renowned for its enslaved workforce, pith helmet sales, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.855 billion Zarbikians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vik Noviora. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 88.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Zarbikian economy, worth 298 trillion Atzzes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 160,898 Atzzes, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 929,544 per year while the poor average 13,288, a ratio of 70.0 to 1.

One-stop superstores divide and conquer family businesses, agricultural employees work for peanuts, rabbits are known to spontaneously explode without warning, and takeaway food bought on the weekend now comes with fifty percent more sweat and tears. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zarbik's national animal is the Beaver, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is atheism.

Zarbik is ranked 239,594th in the world and 205th in Institute of Cellulose for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -17.44 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,146thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 3,592ndMost Secular: 4,267thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,373rdMost Armed: 4,818thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,655thMost Developed: 7,198thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,280thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,318thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,437thMost Efficient Economies: 7,750thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,039thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,446thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,638thRudest Citizens: 8,677thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,047thLargest Governments: 9,229thSmartest Citizens: 9,446thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,440thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,954thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,464thMost Avoided: 11,772ndHighest Average Incomes: 12,044thTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12,344thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,971stLowest Crime Rates: 13,613thLargest Retail Industry: 13,884thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 18,482ndMost Cultured: 19,269thHealthiest Citizens: 20,312thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,702ndLongest Average Lifespans: 21,747thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 22,029thMost Inclusive: 22,579th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 8th in the regionMost Secular: 8th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 11th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 13th in the regionMost Developed: 13th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 14th in the regionRudest Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 14th in the regionMost Armed: 14th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 15th in the regionMost Avoided: 15th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 15th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15th in the regionLargest Governments: 16th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 19th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 19th in the regionMost Cultured: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20th in the regionMost Inclusive: 20th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20th in the region

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