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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 501stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 871stMost Subsidized Industry: 1,354th
The Knightly Order of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Speak None But Good Of The Gods
Influence
Page
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Ikania

Population17.435 billion

CapitalEkrina
LeaderPelinal Whitestrake
FaithThe Nine Divines

CurrencySeptim
Animaldragon

The Knightly Order of Ikania is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Pelinal Whitestrake with an even hand, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, national health service, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, humorless population of 17.435 billion Ikanians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt morass — juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ekrina. The average income tax rate is 98.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Ikanian economy, worth a remarkable 2,556 trillion Septims a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 146,603 Septims, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Children listen incredulously when their grandparents explain what a "running river" is, one lone government employee can be seen hunting for the elusive stray white dog, the atmosphere in Ikanian boardrooms is turning more gay, and staffers take uppers in the old upper house chamber. 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 dragon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Nine Divines.

Ikania is ranked 258,451st in the world and 256th in The League for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry, scoring -18.55 on the Tasmanian Pulp Environmental Export Index.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 501stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 871stMost Subsidized Industry: 1,354thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,274thLowest Crime Rates: 2,558thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 2,657thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,718thMost Pacifist: 2,887thSafest: 3,245thLargest Governments: 3,529thBest Weather: 3,530thMost Efficient Economies: 4,185thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,205thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,513thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,721stRudest Citizens: 4,943rdMost Corrupt Governments: 5,614thHealthiest Citizens: 6,612thMost Developed: 6,624thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,080thHighest Economic Output: 7,179thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,641stHighest Food Quality: 8,660thMost Cultured: 9,878thNicest Citizens: 10,792ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,131stMost Inclusive: 11,712thSmartest Citizens: 12,584thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,806thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 13,118thMost Secular: 15,577thLargest Populations: 15,937thHighest Average Incomes: 16,385thLargest Retail Industry: 18,996thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,323rd
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Most Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
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Safest: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 9th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 9th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9th in the regionRudest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Inclusive: 12th in the regionNicest Citizens: 12th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 13th in the regionMost Secular: 13th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 15th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 20th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 22nd in the regionNudest: 24th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ikania, staffers take uppers in the old upper house chamber.
  • : Following new legislation in Ikania, the atmosphere in Ikanian boardrooms is turning more gay.
  • : Following new legislation in Ikania, one lone government employee can be seen hunting for the elusive stray white dog.
  • : Following new legislation in Ikania, children listen incredulously when their grandparents explain what a "running river" is.
  • : Following new legislation in Ikania, bronze and marble supplies are running low as sculptors depict full-figured subjects.
  • : Following new legislation in Ikania, foreigners with shady pasts are fleeing the country.
  • : Following new legislation in Ikania, the government is promoting multicultural values with the new 'Just Be Nice, OK?' initiative.
  • : Following new legislation in Ikania, invading armies are given hard glares for their cheek.
  • : Ikania was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Inclusive.
  • : Ikania was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates and the Top 5% for Highest Poor Incomes.

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