Most Pro-Market: 439th Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 448th Highest Crime Rates: 4,685th
The Interactive Community of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Johan Vult!
Regional Influence
Civil Rights
Very Good
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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The Interactive Community of Paradox is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by His Majesty Johan Andersson with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, complete lack of public education, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 10.94 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 8.0%.

The very strong Paradoxian economy, worth 259 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 23,725 Paradox Points, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 230,034 per year while the poor average 118, 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 27,237th in the world and 3rd in Paradoxia for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 76.26 Workforce Participation Rate.

Most Pro-Market: 439thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 448thTop
Highest Crime Rates: 4,685thTop
Largest Populations: 10,257thFattest Citizens: 13,372ndMost Avoided: 15,860thMost Armed: 16,365th
Most Pro-Market: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
  • : Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • : Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • : Paradox's influence in Paradoxia rose from "Hatchling" to "Squire".
  • : Paradox was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Pro-Market and Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, the Top 5% for Highest Crime Rates, and the Top 10% for Lowest Overall Tax Burden and Most Avoided.
  • : Paradox relocated from Maltropian Puppet Confederacy to Paradoxia.
  • : Paradox altered its national flag.
  • : Paradox relocated from Lazarus to Maltropian Puppet Confederacy.


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