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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, socially progressive nation, ruled by His Majesty Johan Andersson with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 5.464 billion 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 widespread deforestation, and its currency is the Paradox Point.

Paradox is ranked 58th in Maltropian Puppet Confederacy and 108,305th in the world for Most Authoritarian, with 0.031 Stalins.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 5 days ago

  • 68 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Fattest Citizens.
  • 76 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Avoided (last census: Top 10%).
  • 92 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides (last census: Top 1%).
  • 157 days ago: Paradox fell out of the regional Top 10% for Fattest Citizens.
  • 171 days ago: Paradox was struck by a Cure Missile from The Deliciously Circular Land of Pies, curing 1 million infected.
  • 208 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Fattest Citizens.
  • 286 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Rudest Citizens (last census: Top 10%).
  • 297 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Armed (last census: Top 10%).
  • 1 year 21 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Rudest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
  • 1 year 22 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Armed (last census: Top 5%).

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