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The Republic of Icemenistan

“Give me liberty or give me death!”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Economy:
Imploded
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Osiris

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The Republic of Icemenistan is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Ingólfr Arnarson with a fair hand, and renowned for its ban on automobiles. The compassionate, intelligent population of 12.296 billion Icemenistanians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, liberal, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it concentrates mainly on Social Welfare, although Education and the Environment are secondary priorities. The average income tax rate is 92%, and even higher for the wealthy. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

Most people suffer from some form of hearing loss, the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall, education and welfare spending are on the rise, and insurance companies charge extortionate premiums to cover homes near waterways. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling, probably because of the country's utter lack of prisons. Icemenistan's national animal is the ardvark, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the dollar.

Icemenistan is ranked 2,738th in Osiris and 103,461st in the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -14 on the Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 11 days ago

  • 5 days ago: Icemenistan was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Icemenistan, insurance companies charge extortionate premiums to cover homes near waterways.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Icemenistan, education and welfare spending are on the rise.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Icemenistan, the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Icemenistan, most people suffer from some form of hearing loss.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Icemenistan, the mining industry has taken a hit from tighter environmental regulations.
  • 15 days ago: Icemenistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Highest Drug Use.
  • 18 days ago: Icemenistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 18 days ago: Icemenistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 32 days ago: Icemenistan was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Pacifist.

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by Max Barry

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