by Max Barry

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Nudest: 902ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 995thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,265th
The Elysian Fields of
Democratic Socialists Ordinary Caring Intelligent World Citizens
All foxes by nature desire knowledge
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Population3.561 billion

CapitalNew Foxford
LeaderThe Black Fox sisters
Faithteumessian fox

CurrencyBlack Fox coin
AnimalFennec Fox

The Elysian Fields of ZOO288 is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by The Black Fox sisters with an even hand, and renowned for its compulsory military service, infamous sell-swords, and enforced nudity. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 3.561 billion ZOO288ians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The relatively small, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Law & Order, and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Foxford. The average income tax rate is 50.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient ZOO288ian economy, worth 869 trillion Black Fox coins 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. 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 an amazing 244,184 Black Fox coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Court verdicts are predictable to within a hundredth of a percentage point, The Black Fox sisters's office has a newly installed Max-Man arcade game programmed by a 5th-grader, small shoes often wash up on the beach, and children gain their first sex education from reading the dictionary. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. ZOO288's national animal is the Fennec Fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is teumessian fox.

ZOO288 is ranked 174,450th in the world and 916th in Europeia for Most Pro-Market, scoring -69.56 on the Rand Index.

Nudest: 902ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 995thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,265thMost Armed: 1,442ndTop
Most Cultured: 2,150thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,159thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,197thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,254thRudest Citizens: 2,894thMost Secular: 3,405thHighest Average Incomes: 3,616thLargest Black Market: 3,907thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,412thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,658thSmartest Citizens: 4,719thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,736thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,140thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,395thMost Developed: 5,487thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,837thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,214thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,116thLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,580thTop
Largest Retail Industry: 10,372ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12,471stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,340thLargest Governments: 13,556thLowest Crime Rates: 13,780thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14,187thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,631stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,838thMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,579thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,086thMost Efficient Economies: 16,688thMost Influential: 17,625thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,344thHighest Economic Output: 19,550th
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionNudest: 6th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 23rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 25th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 27th in the regionMost Secular: 30th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 31st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 31st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 32nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 34th in the regionMost Cultured: 35th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 51st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 52nd in the regionTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 57th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 57th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 63rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 64th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 80th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 82nd in the regionMost Developed: 86th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 104th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 107th in the region

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