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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 124th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 407th Most Subsidized Industry: 1,966th
The Three Lions of
Father Knows Best State
CAM ON ENGLAND
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Ikania

Population10.826 billion

CapitalLiverpool
LeaderGareth Southgate
FaithFootball

Currencypound
Animallion

The Three Lions of Ikania is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Gareth Southgate with an iron fist, and renowned for its triple-decker prams, smutty television, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 10.826 billion Ikanians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, well-organized government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Liverpool. The average income tax rate is 96.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Ikanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,125 trillion pounds a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Uranium Mining industry, with significant contributions from Furniture Restoration. Average income is an impressive 103,980 pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation', CEOs are forced to cut coupons during important conference calls to make ends meet, prison libraries are being replaced with interrogation chambers, and jaywalking is punishable by public flogging. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ikania's national animal is the lion, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Football.

Ikania is ranked 155,904th in the world and 5,223rd in Lazarus for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -13.27 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 124thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 407thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 1,966thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,129thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,780thLowest Crime Rates: 3,869thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,351stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,432ndSafest: 4,880thLargest Governments: 6,278thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,591stMost Advanced Public Education: 9,969thMost Pacifist: 10,484thHighest Economic Output: 10,762ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,419thMost Influential: 14,178thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,315thLargest Populations: 15,399thMost Devout: 15,657th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 68th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 86th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 171st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 189th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 190th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 216th in the regionSafest: 237th in the regionLargest Governments: 264th in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 412th in the regionMost Influential: 422nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 455th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 504th in the regionLargest Populations: 515th in the regionMost Pacifist: 528th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ikania's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Ikania lodged a message on the Lazarus Regional Message Board.
  • : Ikania altered its national flag.
  • : Ikania changed its national capital to "Liverpool", its currency to "pound", its faith to "Football", and its leader to "Gareth Southgate".
  • : Ikania changed its national motto to "CAM ON ENGLAND" and its nation type to "Three Lions".
  • : Ikania was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Ikania ceased to exist in Lazarus.
  • : Ikania resigned from the World Assembly.
  • : Following new legislation in Ikania, jaywalking is punishable by public flogging.
  • : Following new legislation in Ikania, prison libraries are being replaced with interrogation chambers.

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