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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 249thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,047thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,570th
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Ikania

Population14.307 billion

CapitalSaltonlee
LeaderQueen Alys
FaithGnomianism

Currencypound
Animalbrown bear

The Commonwealth of Ikania is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Queen Alys with an even hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, hatred of cheese, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 14.307 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saltonlee. The average income tax rate is 96.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Ikanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,548 trillion pounds a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Uranium Mining industry. Average income is an impressive 108,254 pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Posters on 'Ikanian Values' advise against being proud of Ikania, Maxtopian villagers starve by the time Ikanian officials even file the appropriate paperwork needed to help them, the government has announced its plans to construct a giant weaponised robot-cat, and Saltonlee Preparatory School for the Exceedingly Wealthy's basketball team is having a few off-years. 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 brown bear, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Gnomianism.

Ikania is ranked 5,620th in the world and 2nd in Ridgefield for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 13,843.51 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 249thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,047thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,570thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,923rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,425thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,494thLowest Crime Rates: 4,149thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,620thLargest Governments: 6,025thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,009thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,046thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,845thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,770thBest Weather: 10,835thHighest Economic Output: 11,189thTop
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Most Developed: 12,519thMost Efficient Economies: 14,022ndLongest Average Lifespans: 15,219thLargest Populations: 17,467thHighest Poor Incomes: 21,668thMost Devout: 21,874thMost Influential: 21,987th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ikania, Saltonlee Preparatory School for the Exceedingly Wealthy's basketball team is having a few off-years.
  • : Following new legislation in Ikania, the government has announced its plans to construct a giant weaponised robot-cat.
  • : Following new legislation in Ikania, Maxtopian villagers starve by the time Ikanian officials even file the appropriate paperwork needed to help them.
  • : Following new legislation in Ikania, posters on 'Ikanian Values' advise against being proud of Ikania.
  • : Following new legislation in Ikania, the government has been criticized for giving away Ikania's territory to anyone who claims it.
  • : Following new legislation in Ikania, blue sky thinkers are reminded that the firmament is actually more of a grey-ish colour.
  • : Following new legislation in Ikania, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept.
  • : Following new legislation in Ikania, you're never too young to learn how to lie with confidence.
  • : Ikania was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Following new legislation in Ikania, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Saltonlee.

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