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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 notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, complete lack of public education, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 7.184 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.

The tiny, pro-business government prioritizes Spirituality, although Defense, Industry, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Welfare and Healthcare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Johan's Burg. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.6%.

The very strong Paradoxian economy, worth 169 trillion Paradox Points a year, is quite specialized and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Woodchip Exports, Gambling, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 23,602 Paradox Points, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 228,841 per year while the poor average 117, a ratio of 1,948 to 1.

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 a major problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Paradox's national animal is the Platypus, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Paradox is ranked 56th in Maltropian Puppet Confederacy and 109,449th in the world for Largest Public Transport Department, scoring -5 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 38 days ago

  • 11 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • 13 days ago: Paradox fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Avoided.
  • 19 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Populations (last census: Top 5%).
  • 79 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • 92 days ago: Paradox was struck by a Cure Missile from The Deliciously Circular Land of Pies, curing 20 million infected.
  • 101 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Populations (last census: Top 10%).
  • 103 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • 173 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Populations (last census: Top 5%).
  • 246 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Populations (last census: Top 10%).
  • 257 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pro-Market (last census: Top 1%).

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