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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 119thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 174thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 388th
The New Rothish Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
For the Great Green North/För sei Grooten Grœnen Norğa!
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Political Freedom

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Population3.543 billion

LeaderHer Majesty Queen Astrid I

AnimalMute Swan

The New Rothish Empire of Ionalands is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Her Majesty Queen Astrid I with an iron fist, and notable for its closed borders, smutty television, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 3.543 billion Roths 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, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Industry also on the agenda, while Environment and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Marksburg. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 91.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Rothish economy, worth a remarkable 1,517 trillion Rjoğmarks 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. 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 an amazing 428,445 Rjoğmarks, with the richest citizens earning 5.8 times as much as the poorest.

Vast amounts of energy are expended moving water to hilltop lakes, the diplomatic corps stinks, trespassers entering Her Majesty Queen Astrid I's office are immediately vaporized, and bread-gangs raid restaurant waste bins to stockpile uneaten rolls. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ionalands's national animal is the Mute Swan, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Atheism.

Ionalands is ranked 203,558th in the world and 25th in Novus Lucidum for Highest Drug Use, scoring 19.2 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 119thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 174thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 388thHighest Average Incomes: 587thMost Secular: 605thMost Armed: 706thMost Corrupt Governments: 729thLargest Agricultural Sector: 745thMost Avoided: 901stLargest Mining Sector: 1,016thLargest Black Market: 1,254thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,260thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,271stLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,298thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,639thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,690thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,835thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,032ndMost Efficient Economies: 2,093rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,109thRudest Citizens: 2,185thFattest Citizens: 2,260thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 2,781stLargest Governments: 3,101stSmartest Citizens: 5,644thLowest Crime Rates: 5,836thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,505thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,588thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7,046thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7,221stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7,394thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,417thLargest Retail Industry: 7,462ndMost Influential: 7,986thMost Developed: 8,139thHighest Economic Output: 11,058thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 13,890thMost Conservative: 22,137th
Largest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 2 » The Arken and New Nationale Einheit.

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