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The Protectorate of Ishmiel

“Come Get Some”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Enforcer

Location: Canada

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The Protectorate of Ishmiel is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and notable for its complete absence of social welfare. The compassionate population of 21.464 billion Ishmielians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Commerce, Education, and Defence. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ishmiel City. The average income tax rate is 100%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Book Publishing industry, followed by Arms Manufacturing and Tourism.

Child labor has been outlawed, all beauty contests have been banned, suit-clad businessmen have been taking advantage of the relaxed welfare qualifications by shopping with food stamps, and a fashion designer has been arrested for inciting hatred after claiming redheads couldn't pull off vermillion. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling. Ishmiel's national animal is the whale, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, its national religion is a major religion, and its currency is the waine.

Ishmiel is ranked 158th in Canada and 109,857th in the world for Shortest Average Lifespan, scoring -38 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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