“Caliph instead of the Caliph”
|Category: Corporate Police State|
Regional Influence: Negotiator
The Caliphate of Iznogoud is a gargantuan, devout nation, ruled by Caliph with an iron fist, and renowned for its suspicion of poets. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 22.847 billion 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, pro-business individuals is effectively ruled by the Department of 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.
The police are tightening their grip on alcohol smugglers, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, the dead are minced up and sold to people in burger form, and environmental protestors are being rounded up and taken away in sinister black vans as a massive land development campaign gets underway. 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.
Most Recent Government Activity: 15 days ago
- 2 days 19 hours ago: Iznogoud was endorsed by The Constitutional Monarchy of Treanemark.
- 4 days ago: Iznogoud was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Retail Industry (last census: Top 5%).
- 7 days ago: Iznogoud was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Subsidized Industry (last census: Top 10%).
- 10 days ago: Iznogoud was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
- 12 days ago: Iznogoud's influence in Scandinavia fell from "Contender" to "Negotiator".
- 13 days ago: Iznogoud's influence in Scandinavia rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
- 22 days ago: Iznogoud was endorsed by The Federation of The Baltic Coalition.
- 24 days ago: Iznogoud was endorsed by The Empire of The Eternal Glorious Empire of Svitjod.
- 27 days ago: Iznogoud was endorsed by The Earldom of Haalogaland.
- 30 days ago: Iznogoud seized the position of Scandinavia WA Delegate from The Liberal Republic of Ki6nder.