Largest Black Market: 1,631st Nudest: 2,605th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,108th
The Federal Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
rift
Regional Influence
Handshaker
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

Overview People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Federal Republic of Itatun is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and notable for its parental licensing program, complete lack of prisons, and enforced nudity. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 9.49 billion Itatunians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Itatun City. The average income tax rate is 89.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Itatunian economy, worth a remarkable 1,337 trillion tungstens 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 a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, Uranium Mining, and Retail. 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 impressive 140,948 tungstens, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

The government's only official statement on the burning down of Itatun City was that 'they shouldn't have been so careless', several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation, citizens have reported seeing strange rays of light emanating from the moon, and potatoes racing stadiums are open 24/7. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Itatun's national animal is the potatoes, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is a major religion.

Itatun is ranked 51,552nd in the world and 7th in Kallisto for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 2,298.02 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Top
5%
Largest Black Market: 1,631stNudest: 2,605thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,108thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,832ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,087thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,460thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,387thMost Avoided: 6,646thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,056thHighest Economic Output: 7,127thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,146thLargest Mining Sector: 7,342ndTop
10%
Most Conservative: 7,690thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,726thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,867thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,281stHighest Poor Incomes: 9,189thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,581stHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,977thLargest Governments: 12,137thHighest Average Incomes: 12,369thLargest Populations: 12,518thLargest Retail Industry: 13,037thLowest Crime Rates: 14,660thMost Authoritarian: 15,049th
Top
5%
Largest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
10%
Most Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Itatun was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Itatun was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • : Itatun was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Itatun was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Itatun was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Itatun was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Itatun was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, Largest Black Market, Most Advanced Defense Forces, Most Advanced Law Enforcement, and Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Itatun was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Rudest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
  • : Itatun was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Itatun was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Shortest Average Lifespan (last census: Top 10%).

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