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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,907thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 16,018thMost Ignorant Citizens: 26,009th
The Dictatorship of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Justice, Piety, Loyalty
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Iking

Population970 million

Currencylira
AnimalShark

The Dictatorship of Iking is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, prohibition of alcohol, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 970 million Ikians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Spirituality. The average income tax rate is 32.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Ikingian economy, worth 65.1 trillion lire a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Trout Farming, Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Automobile Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 67,077 lire, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Leader has been self-declared as the Most Supreme Magnificent Overlord of Everything You Ever Saw, any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property, the armed forces are locked in an expensive and bloody war abroad to stamp out possible terrorists, and graffiti artists spend lengthy periods of time in jail. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Iking's national animal is the Shark, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Iking is ranked 260,301st in the world and 15th in The Axis of Evil for Most Politically Free, scoring 10.14 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,907thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 16,018thMost Ignorant Citizens: 26,009th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Iking, graffiti artists spend lengthy periods of time in jail.
  • : Following new legislation in Iking, the armed forces are locked in an expensive and bloody war abroad to stamp out possible terrorists.
  • : Following new legislation in Iking, any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property.
  • : Following new legislation in Iking, Leader has been self-declared as the Most Supreme Magnificent Overlord of Everything You Ever Saw.
  • : Iking's influence in The Axis of Evil rose from "Zero" to "Squire".
  • : Iking relocated from Lazarus to The Axis of Evil.
  • : Following new legislation in Iking, water fights now end with thousands dead.
  • : Following new legislation in Iking, raver DJ XStacy holds multiple medical degrees in chillaxing.
  • : Following new legislation in Iking, it's a common sight to see angry commuters with grenade launchers mounted on their vehicles.
  • : Following new legislation in Iking, the "Dreadnowt" is the pride and joy of the Ikingian Navy.

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