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The Caliphate of Iznogoud

“Caliph instead of the Caliph”

Category: Corporate Police State
Civil Rights:
Rare
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Contender

Location: Scandinavia

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The Caliphate of Iznogoud is a gargantuan, devout nation, ruled by Caliph with an iron fist, and renowned for its complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 24.721 billion Iznogoudians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, moralistic individuals devotes most of its attentions to Defence, with areas such as Social Equality and the Environment receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Baghdad. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Uranium Mining industry.

Frequent fliers are obliged to submit to invasive security procedures by government security, soldiers go to war dressed in cassocks and robes, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry, and Iznogoud is increasingly belligerent on the international stage. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Iznogoud's national animal is the camel, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is a major religion, and its currency is the dinar.

Iznogoud is ranked 5th in Scandinavia and 1,806th in the world for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 185 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 11 days ago

  • 1 day ago: Iznogoud was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Subsidized Industry (last census: Top 5%).
  • 5 days ago: Iznogoud's influence in Scandinavia rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
  • 8 days ago: Iznogoud's influence in Scandinavia fell from "Contender" to "Negotiator".
  • 8 days ago: Iznogoud's influence in Scandinavia rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Iznogoud, Iznogoud is increasingly belligerent on the international stage.
  • 17 days ago: Iznogoud was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Corrupt Governments (last census: Top 5%).
  • 17 days ago: Iznogoud fell out of the world Top 10% for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • 18 days ago: Iznogoud fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • 19 days ago: Iznogoud was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Shortest Average Lifespan (last census: Top 5%).
  • 27 days ago: Following new legislation in Iznogoud, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry.

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