The New Iron State of Jarodl is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Sanctum of National Harmony with an iron fist, and remarkable for its frequent executions, state-planned economy, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 11.601 billion Iron citizens are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.
The tiny, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Silversun. The average income tax rate is 4.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Jarodlian economy, worth a remarkable 1,874 trillion Arans 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 slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. 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 161,548 Arans, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.
The nation is now proudly cholera-free, criminals are thrown to the pandas to repay their debt to society, shops were recently ransacked as cigarettes returned to the shelves, and only AI know why the nation is rapidly increasing its semiconductor stockpile. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Jarodl's national animal is the panda, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Tuba the Iron.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Jarodl was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Authoritarian (last census: Top 10%).
- : Jarodl fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
- : Jarodl's influence in Canada rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
- : Jarodl was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Police Ratios (last census: Top 10%).
- : Jarodl was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".
- : Following new legislation in Jarodl, only AI know why the nation is rapidly increasing its semiconductor stockpile.
- : Jarodl lodged a message on the Canada Regional Message Board.
- : Jarodl was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
- : Following new legislation in Jarodl, shops were recently ransacked as cigarettes returned to the shelves.
- : Jarodl fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Agricultural Sector.