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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: Balder

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The Republic of Icemenistan is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Ingólfr Arnarson with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, intelligent population of 12.659 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 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.

Children as young as six shock their parents by coming out of the closet, all-natural foods are becoming a major fad, birth rates have hit an all-time low, and foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle. 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 29th in Balder and 898th in the world for Most Godforsaken, with 277 Dawkins.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 21 days ago

  • 12 hours ago: Icemenistan was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Godforsaken.
  • 3 days 12 hours ago: Icemenistan was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • 5 days ago: Icemenistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • 8 days ago: Icemenistan was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • 10 days ago: Icemenistan was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Best Weather.
  • 12 days ago: Icemenistan was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • 14 days ago: Icemenistan was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Smartest Citizens.
  • 15 days ago: Icemenistan was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Extreme.
  • 19 days ago: Icemenistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare.
  • 20 days ago: Icemenistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Highest Drug Use.

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by Max Barry

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