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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 805thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 874thMost Devout: 1,439th
The Kingdom of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Morality and Order
King Artur
Influence
Hermit
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Greater Iresco

Population3.979 billion

CapitalIresco City
LeaderKing Artur
FaithCult of Artur

Currencyiresci
Animalwolf

The Kingdom of Greater Iresco is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by King Artur with an iron fist, and renowned for its prohibition of alcohol, parental licensing program, and ritual sacrifices. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.979 billion Irescoans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Administration, and Education are also considered important, while Social Policy and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Iresco City. The average income tax rate is 86.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Greater Irescoan economy, worth 909 trillion irescis a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Beef-Based Agriculture. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 228,684 irescis, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Most foreigners can't name the leader of Greater Iresco, children seem to be getting better at lying these days, it is illegal to brush crumbs off your clothing outdoors, and the most popular stadium acts are one-off performances. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Greater Iresco's national animal is the wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Cult of Artur.

Greater Iresco is ranked 186,755th in the world and 1st in Iresco for Most Pro-Market, scoring -81.22 on the Rand Index.

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 805thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 874thMost Devout: 1,439thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,452ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,713thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,884thTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 2,126thLargest Black Market: 2,341stLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,380thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,520thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,383rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,743rdMost Avoided: 3,780thHighest Average Incomes: 4,379thMost Authoritarian: 4,604thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,122ndLowest Crime Rates: 5,438thMost Conservative: 6,776thLargest Governments: 8,550thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,983rdTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 14,130thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,345thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,783rdMost Extreme: 16,033rdLongest Average Lifespans: 16,234thMost Developed: 16,893rdHighest Economic Output: 18,681st

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Greater Iresco, the most popular stadium acts are one-off performances.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Iresco, it is illegal to brush crumbs off your clothing outdoors.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Iresco, children seem to be getting better at lying these days.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Iresco, most foreigners can't name the leader of Greater Iresco.
  • : Greater Iresco was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Iresco, Big Brother is still watching even when your big brother is dead.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Iresco, record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been reported.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Iresco, it's scientifically provable that Greater Irescoan guys don't know how to make a woman happy.
  • : Greater Iresco was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Greater Iresco was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.

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