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The Interactive Community of Paradox

“Johan Vult!”

Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Truckler

Location: Maltropian Puppet Confederacy

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The Interactive Community of Paradox is a colossal, economically powerful nation, ruled by His Majesty Johan Andersson with an iron fist, and remarkable for its complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 6.609 billion Paradoxians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, pro-business individuals juggles the competing demands of Religion & Spirituality, Defence, and Commerce. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Johan's Burg. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3%. A small private sector is led by the Uranium Mining industry, followed by Tourism and Woodchip Exports.

Scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway, mining is the nation's most dangerous occupation, citizens must pay to enjoy Paradox's pristine beaches, and His Majesty Johan Andersson has just been declared ruler of Paradox in an international press conference. Crime is crippling. Paradox's national animal is the Platypus, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its currency is the Paradox Point.

Paradox is ranked 48th in Maltropian Puppet Confederacy and 71,861st in the world for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 0 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 9 hours ago

  • 4 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Populations (last census: Top 10%).
  • 6 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • 76 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Populations (last census: Top 5%).
  • 149 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Populations (last census: Top 10%).
  • 160 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pro-Market (last census: Top 1%).
  • 258 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Fattest Citizens.
  • 266 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Avoided (last census: Top 10%).
  • 282 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides (last census: Top 1%).
  • 347 days ago: Paradox fell out of the regional Top 10% for Fattest Citizens.
  • 360 days ago: Paradox was struck by a Cure Missile from The Deliciously Circular Land of Pies, curing 1 million infected.

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