The Republic of Ioke 16 is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its prohibition of alcohol, compulsory military service, and suspicion of poets. The devout population of 824 million Ioke 16ians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.
The large, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 44.3%.
The Ioke 16ian economy, worth 39.1 trillion salts a year, is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 47,420 salts, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.9 times as much as the poorest.
Billions of salts are being blown on orbital weapons development, many in Ioke 16 are born in the purple, Ioke 16ian politicians are often described as having more style than substance, and the judicial branch is strongly influenced by major corporations. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ioke 16's national animal is the llama, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Ioke 16's influence in The Rejected Realms rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : Ioke 16's influence in The Rejected Realms rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Ioke 16 relocated from Lustrous to The Rejected Realms.
- : Ioke 16 was ejected and banned from Lustrous by The Lustrous Hermit of New Bradsburg.
- : Ioke 16's influence in Lustrous rose from "Auxiliary" to "Negotiator".
- : Ioke 16's influence in Lustrous rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
- : Ioke 16's influence in Lustrous rose from "Diplomat" to "Ambassador".
- : Ioke 16's influence in Lustrous rose from "Envoy" to "Diplomat".
- : Ioke 16's influence in Lustrous rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Envoy".
- : Ioke 16 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.