by Max Barry

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Most Secular: 1,789th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,999th Largest Manufacturing Sector: 3,203rd
The Exiled Rothish Queendom of
Iron Fist Consumerists
For the Great Green North/Fr sei Grooten Grnen Nora!
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population534 million


AnimalGolden Elk

The Exiled Rothish Queendom of Ionalands is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, sprawling nuclear power plants, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 534 million 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 prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Marksburg. The average income tax rate is 69.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Rothish economy, worth 74.9 trillion Rothamarks 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 a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. 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 impressive 140,217 Rothamarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Failed genetic experiments wreak havoc as they roam the countryside, water fights now end with thousands dead, the military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks", and heroes long thought dead are promptly killed upon their return. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ionalands's national animal is the Golden Elk, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Ionalands is ranked 143,623rd in the world and 62nd in Novus Lucidum for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 12.31 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

Most Secular: 1,789thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,999thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,203rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,409thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,046thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,019thMost Avoided: 5,229thLargest Mining Sector: 5,239thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,282ndMost Corrupt Governments: 5,733rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,418thMost Conservative: 7,452ndHighest Poor Incomes: 7,508thTop
Most Authoritarian: 8,363rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,920thMost Armed: 12,253rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,672ndLargest Black Market: 12,929thHighest Average Incomes: 14,459thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,052nd
Most Authoritarian: 2nd in the regionMost Conservative: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Secular: 4th in the regionMost Extreme: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 5 » Imperial Danubian Federation, Gothic Vandelia, Imbalistan, Raykjaholar, and New Nationale Einheit.

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