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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, cultured nation, ruled by Ingólfr Arnarson with a fair hand, and remarkable for its strong anti-business policies. The compassionate, intelligent population of 12.422 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 is mainly concerned with Social Welfare, although Education and the Environment are on the agenda. 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.

A new generation of aquariumless hotels are being built under government supervision, euthanasia is legal, the nation has an international reputation for compassion, and the insurance industry is outlawed. 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 2,163rd in Osiris and 81,273rd in the world for Most Authoritarian, with 0.12 Stalins.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 10 days ago

  • 4 days ago: Icemenistan was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Compassionate Citizens (last census: #1).
  • 6 days ago: Icemenistan was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Smartest Citizens.
  • 9 days ago: Icemenistan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations (last census: Top 5%).
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Icemenistan, the insurance industry is outlawed.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Icemenistan, the nation has an international reputation for compassion.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Icemenistan, euthanasia is legal.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Icemenistan, a new generation of aquariumless hotels are being built under government supervision.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Icemenistan, racial supremacists indulge their wildest fantasies in cinemas and theatres across the nation.
  • 13 days ago: Icemenistan was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Nudest.
  • 17 days ago: Icemenistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Income Equality (last census: Top 10%).

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by Max Barry

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