by Max Barry

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 13,077thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 27,209thLeast Corrupt Governments: 28,139th
The Empire of
Anarchy Lawless Wasteland
Honour in battle, honour in life
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom
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Population374 million

AnimalKoi Fish

The Empire of Zashomon is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its absence of drug laws. The hard-working, democratic population of 374 million Zashomones live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The tiny, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Administration. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.7%.

The very strong Zashomonese economy, worth 22.9 trillion Zenshus a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is 61,182 Zenshus, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 196,784 per year while the poor average 14,407, a ratio of 13.7 to 1.

Wildlife have trouble navigating the electric fences surrounding national forests, giggling teens are asked to put their mouths on rubber dolls, the entire entry for Zashomon in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the World reads 'mostly harmless', and fraternities are notorious for drunken hooliganism. Crime is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Zashomon's national animal is the Koi Fish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Zashomon is ranked 136,936th in the world and 5th in Novaris for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 1,460.64 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 13,077thTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 27,209thLeast Corrupt Governments: 28,139th
Most Pro-Market: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the region

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