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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: Negotiator

Location: Scandinavia

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The Caliphate of Iznogoud is a gargantuan, economically powerful nation, ruled by Caliph with an iron fist, and renowned for its complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 24.535 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.

Seafood restaurants assure customers 'If it lives in the sea, it's on our menu', roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews, frequent fliers are obliged to submit to invasive security procedures by government security, and soldiers go to war dressed in cassocks and robes. 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 4th in Scandinavia and 97th in the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 28 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 7 days ago

  • 11 hours ago: Iznogoud was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Soda Pop Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • 4 days ago: Iznogoud was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • 7 days ago: Iznogoud was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Agricultural Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Iznogoud, soldiers go to war dressed in cassocks and robes.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Iznogoud, frequent fliers are obliged to submit to invasive security procedures by government security.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Iznogoud, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Iznogoud, seafood restaurants assure customers 'If it lives in the sea, it's on our menu'.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Iznogoud, the military invades any neighboring nation with the gall to criticize its policies.
  • 17 days ago: Iznogoud fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Authoritarian.
  • 18 days ago: Iznogoud was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry (last census: Top 5%).

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