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The Republic of -Zimbabwe

“Unity, Freedom, Work”

Category: New York Times Democracy
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Location: Africa

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The Republic of -Zimbabwe is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, irreverence towards religion, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 416 million Zimbabweans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The tiny government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 8.3%.

The Zimbabwean economy, worth 23.6 trillion Zimbabwean dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Automobile Manufacturing, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 56,845 Zimbabwean dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

No-one can foil the ambitions of Big Aluminium, constipated disaster survivors are rapidly learning that MRE is short for "Meal Requiring Enemas", parents seeking custody have to write a five-thousand word analysis of their child's imaginary friend, and surrogate mothers are encouraged to refer to their wombs as 'rental space'. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control. -Zimbabwe's national animal is the Sable antelope, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

-Zimbabwe is ranked 120,106th in the world and 78th in Africa for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 864.77 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 19,576th

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