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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 794th Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,103rd Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,186th
The United Socialist States of
Corrupt Dictatorship
A fronte praecipitium a tergo lupi
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Few

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Iona-ropa

Population2.585 billion

CapitalCandia City
LeaderIvan M Cohen II

Currencykilaca
Animalfusmo

The United Socialist States of Iona-ropa is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Ivan M Cohen II with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.585 billion Iona-ropans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt morass — juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Candia City. The average income tax rate is 97.3%.

The very strong Iona-ropan economy, worth 296 trillion kilacas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 114,852 kilacas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Colonists who were promised new lands find only war-torn devastation, imitation is the sincerest form of felony, weighted heels are added to military boots to ensure diminutive celebrities meet minimum requirements, and childish pranks are no laughing matter. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Iona-ropa's national animal is the fusmo, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Iona-ropa is ranked 7,405th in the world and 31st in Wintreath for Most Secular, with 95.6 Atheism Rate.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 794thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,103rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,186thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,726thLargest Governments: 4,227thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,736thLowest Crime Rates: 4,855thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,317thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,456thSafest: 6,864thMost Secular: 7,405thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,071stTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 9,107thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,983rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,792ndMost Corrupt Governments: 13,307thLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,441stMost Beautiful Environments: 16,116th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 14th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18th in the regionTop
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Safest: 19th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 26th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 28th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 29th in the regionMost Secular: 31st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 36th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Iona-ropa, childish pranks are no laughing matter.
  • : Following new legislation in Iona-ropa, weighted heels are added to military boots to ensure diminutive celebrities meet minimum requirements.
  • : Following new legislation in Iona-ropa, imitation is the sincerest form of felony.
  • : Following new legislation in Iona-ropa, colonists who were promised new lands find only war-torn devastation.
  • : Following new legislation in Iona-ropa, soldiers are equipped with multi-million kilaca battlesuits.
  • : Following new legislation in Iona-ropa, hiding wrinkles with make-up is illegal.
  • : Following new legislation in Iona-ropa, foreign leaders' Twitcher accounts are monitored for potential threats to national security.
  • : Following new legislation in Iona-ropa, strict term limits have been applied to all elected offices.
  • : Iona-ropa was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Iona-ropa, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers.

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