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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 491st Largest Mining Sector: 1,084th Largest Insurance Industry: 1,272nd
The Northern Provinces of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Til hei­urs ═slendingar!
Influence
Handshaker
Minister of Defense & Security
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Icetropical

Population4.576 billion

CapitalRekyjavik
LeaderGrand Chancellor Kristoff Jˇhannesson
FaithChristanity

Currencykuna
Animalpolar bear

The Northern Provinces of Icetropical is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Grand Chancellor Kristoff Jˇhannesson with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, strictly enforced bedtime, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 4.576 billion Icetropicalians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Education are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rekyjavik. The average income tax rate is 44.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Icetropicalian economy, worth a remarkable 1,093 trillion kunas a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 238,883 kunas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

The government's fruit business reeks of rotting produce and corruption, citizens must pay to enjoy Icetropical's pristine beaches, restaurateurs put a lot of effort into persuading customers to accept wafer-thin mints, and the might of the entire Icetropicalian Navy is focused on fifty bemused spear-throwing islanders. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Icetropical's national animal is the polar bear, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Christanity.

Icetropical is ranked 174,506th in the world and 23rd in United Nations of Earthlings for Most Inclusive, scoring 5.56 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 491stLargest Mining Sector: 1,084thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,272ndLargest Retail Industry: 1,327thLargest Black Market: 1,336thMost Avoided: 1,377thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,416thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,474thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,659thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,751stTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 1,771stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,197thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,333rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,652ndHighest Average Incomes: 3,267thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,327thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,000thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,647thMost Conservative: 5,145thMost Armed: 5,190thMost Secular: 6,760thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,891stMost Efficient Economies: 7,929thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 12,582ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,743rdMost Authoritarian: 13,902ndLargest Publishing Industry: 14,425thLargest Governments: 15,199th
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Most Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionMost Conservative: 2nd in the region

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