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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 complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 6.638 billion, 123 million of whom are zombies, 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 54th in Maltropian Puppet Confederacy and 76,720th in the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 1 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

Paradox is currently researching a cure.

People: 6,515,172,607

Zombies: 122,976,407

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 9 hours ago

  • 6 hours ago: Paradox was struck by a Cure Missile from The Deliciously Circular Land of Pies, curing 20 million infected.
  • 9 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Populations (last census: Top 10%).
  • 11 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • 81 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Populations (last census: Top 5%).
  • 154 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Populations (last census: Top 10%).
  • 165 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pro-Market (last census: Top 1%).
  • 263 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Fattest Citizens.
  • 271 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Avoided (last census: Top 10%).
  • 287 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides (last census: Top 1%).
  • 352 days ago: Paradox fell out of the regional Top 10% for Fattest Citizens.

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