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Most Devout: 540thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,560thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,776th
The Holy Catholic Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Tiocfaidh ár lá
Gerry Adams
Influence
Superpower
WA Delegate / Meme Overseer
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Ilstur

Population2.448 billion

CapitalDublin
LeaderGerry Adams
FaithRoman Catholicism

CurrencyPotato
AnimalClover

The Holy Catholic Empire of Ilstur is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Gerry Adams with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, public floggings, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.448 billion Ilsturians 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 Spirituality, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dublin. The average income tax rate is 51.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Ilsturian economy, worth 282 trillion Potatoes a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Tourism, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 115,323 Potatoes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Old folks reminisce about the last time someone was acquitted of a crime, ritual mummification is making a comeback, the daily weather forecast often predicts light showers of debris, and arms manufacturers and mild-mannered journalists have been outed as superheroes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ilstur's national animal is the Clover, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Ilstur is ranked 175,397th in the world and 5th in Dolla Holla for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -5.14 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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Most Devout: 540thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,560thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,776thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,785thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,348thLowest Crime Rates: 9,554thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 10,968thHealthiest Citizens: 14,652ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,895thLargest Insurance Industry: 15,026thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,411thLargest Mining Sector: 16,743rdLongest Average Lifespans: 18,477thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,530thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 19,617thBest Weather: 20,342ndHighest Poor Incomes: 20,499th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ilstur, arms manufacturers and mild-mannered journalists have been outed as superheroes.
  • : Following new legislation in Ilstur, the daily weather forecast often predicts light showers of debris.
  • : Following new legislation in Ilstur, ritual mummification is making a comeback.
  • : Ilstur lodged a message on the Dolla Holla Regional Message Board.
  • : Ilstur's influence in Dolla Holla rose from "Power" to "Superpower".
  • : Ilstur voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Condemn Vandoosa"".
  • : Ilstur created a new poll in Dolla Holla: "Ask a question...".
  • : Ilstur was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Ilstur lodged a message on the Dolla Holla Regional Message Board.
  • : Ilstur voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Rights of the employed".

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Endorsements Received: 2 » Armans and Imperial Israeli States.

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