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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,274th Most Influential: 5,466th Largest Retail Industry: 7,880th
The Armed Republic of
Left-Leaning College State
LGBT-Liquor, Guns, Bacon, and Tits
Regional Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Good

Overview Factbook People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Armed Republic of Icthaleon is a huge, cultured nation, ruled by Marethyu Osgilian with an even hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, sprawling nuclear power plants, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 983 million Icthalians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The minute, liberal government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Moridin City. The average income tax rate is 3.6%.

The strong Icthali economy, worth 99.0 trillion Crowns a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Gambling. Average income is an impressive 100,687 Crowns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.3 times as much as the poorest.

Violently opinionated speakers can be heard preaching their hateful views on every street corner, ad hoc militias patrol the streets in an effort to control rampant crime, excessive wheelchair ramps on government buildings have been compared to theme park attractions, and interest rates mysteriously drop whenever the CBI Governor goes house hunting. Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Icthaleon's national animal is the Chimera, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Icthaleon is ranked 4,274th in the world and 13th in Renegade Islands Alliance for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 163.9 on the Hayek Index.

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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,274thMost Influential: 5,466thLargest Retail Industry: 7,880thTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 11,226thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 14,624thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,296thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,428th
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 13th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 17th in the regionMost Influential: 21st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 21st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 29th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 31st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 33rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Icthaleon, interest rates mysteriously drop whenever the CBI Governor goes house hunting.
  • : Following new legislation in Icthaleon, excessive wheelchair ramps on government buildings have been compared to theme park attractions.
  • : Following new legislation in Icthaleon, ad hoc militias patrol the streets in an effort to control rampant crime.
  • : Following new legislation in Icthaleon, violently opinionated speakers can be heard preaching their hateful views on every street corner.
  • : Following new legislation in Icthaleon, a girl's success in life is often linked to her performance in beauty pageants.
  • : Following new legislation in Icthaleon, crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters.
  • : Following new legislation in Icthaleon, teenagers can't decide if they're more embarrassed by their parents or the country's leader.
  • : Icthaleon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Following new legislation in Icthaleon, Icthaleon is notorious for its citizens' infidelity.
  • : Icthaleon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Crime Rates.

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