by Max Barry

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Most Armed: 4,706thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,777thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,629th
The Republic of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
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Zip300

Population2.614 billion

Currencydollar
Animalfalcon

The Republic of Zip300 is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its compulsory military service, complete lack of public education, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.614 billion Zip300ians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 50.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Zip300ian economy, worth 215 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, Basket Weaving, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 82,466 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed, fashion magazine covers finally display realistic body images following photo-manipulation becoming illegal, all technology must be personally blessed by religious officials before purchase, and concert pianists lie about their occupation to avoid ridicule. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force. Zip300's national animal is the falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Zip300 is ranked 230,349th in the world and 946th in Nation of Islam for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -12.04 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Armed: 4,706thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,777thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,629thTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 12,196thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,873rdMost Primitive: 15,021stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,988thLargest Black Market: 16,280th
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionMost Armed: 20th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Zip300, concert pianists lie about their occupation to avoid ridicule.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip300, all technology must be personally blessed by religious officials before purchase.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip300, fashion magazine covers finally display realistic body images following photo-manipulation becoming illegal.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip300, consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip300, posters on 'Zip300ian Values' advise against being proud of Zip300.
  • : Zip300 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Zip300 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip300, the working classes live and die on the fields of the farming communes.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip300, sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed.
  • : Following new legislation in Zip300, bronze and marble supplies are running low as sculptors depict full-figured subjects.

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