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The Dictatorship of Zipties


Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population1.164 billion

CapitalSloth Town


The Dictatorship of Zipties is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Zen with an even hand, and remarkable for its national health service, public floggings, and frequent executions. The compassionate, hard-working population of 1.164 billion Zippies have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sloth Town. The average income tax rate is 70.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Zippy economy, worth 106 trillion dollars a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is 91,711 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries, historical commemorations regularly devolve into militaristic jingoism, not showing enough enthusiasm for mutual assured destruction is a court-martial offence, and condos feature wall-mounted cages containing endangered animals. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zipties's national animal is the seal, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Sinisium.

Zipties is ranked 88,662nd in the world and 3,494th in The North Pacific for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 136,547 Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,156thTop
Most Influential: 2,595thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,056thSafest: 9,534thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,758thMost Pacifist: 10,796thMost Secular: 11,809thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,212thTop
Best Weather: 12,673rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,946thHealthiest Citizens: 13,028thLowest Crime Rates: 13,760thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,941stMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,127thNicest Citizens: 15,135thMost Developed: 15,583rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,945thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,353rdMost Inclusive: 16,594thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,858thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,498thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,746thMost Efficient Economies: 23,440th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 291st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 420th in the regionTop
Most Average: 487th in the regionSafest: 553rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 590th in the regionMost Secular: 601st in the regionMost Pacifist: 633rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 697th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 724th in the regionBest Weather: 736th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 752nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 786th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 826th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 827th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 839th in the regionNicest Citizens: 847th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 866th in the regionMost Influential: 876th in the regionMost Developed: 884th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 886th in the region

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