Most Subsidized Industry: 51st Most Advanced Public Transport: 214th Largest Black Market: 329th
The Moonlit Empire of
Father Knows Best State
Follow the lead of the sword, and never fall.
God Urzik
Regional Influence
Negotiator
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Moonlit Empire of Issars is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by God Urzik with an iron fist, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, avant-garde cinema, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.88 billion Knights are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of INFRAGILIS. The average income tax rate is 99.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Knightly economy, worth a remarkable 2,506 trillion Denars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 364,252 Denars, with the richest citizens earning 6.8 times as much as the poorest.

Senior citizens can usually be found doing heavy manual labour, young people crowd pizza parlors praying to 'The Supreme Pizza, His Immaculate Munchiness', annual Formula One races bring the capital to a screeching halt, and cars speed down national highways while drivers sleep at the wheel. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Issars's national animal is the Crow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Knighthood of the God Urzik.

Issars is ranked 39,943rd in the world and 4th in Alstroemeria for Most Authoritarian, with 0.68 Stalins.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 51stMost Advanced Public Transport: 214thLargest Black Market: 329thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 432ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 490thHighest Average Incomes: 554thMost Developed: 596thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 597thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 609thMost Corrupt Governments: 683rdLargest Governments: 684thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 694thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 748thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 792ndLargest Insurance Industry: 1,008thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,017thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,193rdMost Devout: 1,226thMost Efficient Economies: 1,430thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,451stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,469thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 1,746thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,849thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,906thSmartest Citizens: 2,344thMost Primitive: 2,503rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,581stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,758thLowest Crime Rates: 2,891stHighest Economic Output: 2,962ndHighest Poor Incomes: 3,070thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,283rdRudest Citizens: 5,383rdHealthiest Citizens: 5,944thMost Cultured: 6,133rdLargest Gambling Industry: 6,331stTop
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Best Weather: 9,891stLargest Mining Sector: 11,128thLargest Retail Industry: 13,437th
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Most Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Issars, cars speed down national highways while drivers sleep at the wheel.
  • : Following new legislation in Issars, annual Formula One races bring the capital to a screeching halt.
  • : Following new legislation in Issars, young people crowd pizza parlors praying to 'The Supreme Pizza, His Immaculate Munchiness'.
  • : Following new legislation in Issars, senior citizens can usually be found doing heavy manual labour.
  • : Following new legislation in Issars, chickens frolic freely on swings and roundabouts in INFRAGILIS's playgrounds.
  • : Following new legislation in Issars, the military is slashing spending on conventional arms and diverting it to spending on prosthetic arms.
  • : Following new legislation in Issars, God Urzik has been declared supreme ruler for all eternity.
  • : Following new legislation in Issars, there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt.
  • : Following new legislation in Issars, door-to-door salesmen are frequently beaten up by 'vigilantes'.
  • : Following new legislation in Issars, Issars's army is full of two-metre tall super-soldiers.

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