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Most Influential: 8,417thMost Avoided: 8,418thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12,978th
The Great Union of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Sapere aude
President Marshall J D Gardener
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Insulalia

Population4.224 billion

CapitalReeveport
LeaderPresident Marshall J D Gardener
FaithChurch of the Dichotomy in Christ

CurrencyInsulan dollar
AnimalDraft horse

The Great Union of Insulalia is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by President Marshall J D Gardener with an even hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, compulsory vegetarianism, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 4.224 billion Insulans 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Reeveport. The average income tax rate is 36.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Insulan economy, worth 334 trillion Insulan dollars a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 79,205 Insulan dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère, ship captains always order a return to port at the slightest sign of rain, petitions to the government are being used to insulate politicians' office walls, and visions of giant pink Draft horses are a common side effect after Insulans eat their meals. Crime, especially youth-related, is a problem. Insulalia's national animal is the Draft horse, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Church of the Dichotomy in Christ.

Insulalia is ranked 185,432nd in the world and 136th in The Western Isles for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -4.47 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Influential: 8,417thMost Avoided: 8,418thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12,978thMost Armed: 13,252ndLargest Black Market: 13,616thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,734thLargest Retail Industry: 16,451stMost Rebellious Youth: 21,889thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23,125th
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Most Avoided: 9th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 12th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 13th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 15th in the regionLargest Black Market: 15th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Insulalia's influence in The Western Isles rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Insulalia resigned from the World Assembly.
  • : Insulalia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Insulalia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • : Insulalia was reclassified from "Moralistic Democracy" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Insulalia was endorsed by The Parliamentary Republic of Chasia.
  • : Insulalia was endorsed by Romsland.
  • : Insulalia lodged a message on the The Western Isles Regional Message Board.
  • : Insulalia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Insulalia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Prohibition Of Honor-Based Violence".

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