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Most Scientifically Advanced: 53rd Largest Information Technology Sector: 64th Most Secular: 83rd
The Technate of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Semper Vigilans
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Negotiator
Region
Civil Rights
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Economy
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Ionicus

Population21.238 billion

CapitalKhasde
LeaderPresident Terezis
Faithnone

CurrencyIonic Credit ₹
AnimalPhoenix

The Technate of Ionicus is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Terezis with a fair hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, complete lack of prisons, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 21.238 billion citizens hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Khasde. The average income tax rate is 28.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ionic economy, worth a remarkable 8,234 trillion Ionic Credit ₹s a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 387,733 Ionic Credit ₹s, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

There's a lot of babies crying for milk in the middle of the day, sermons are regularly interrupted by businessmen taking phone calls, the volume of paperwork used to complete a single environmental assessment defeats the purpose, and the Ionic Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas. Crime is totally unknown. Ionicus's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is none.

Ionicus is ranked 5,690th in the world and 1st in Astyria for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 9,596.9 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Most Scientifically Advanced: 53rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 64thMost Secular: 83rdHighest Poor Incomes: 363rdSmartest Citizens: 402ndRudest Citizens: 416thMost Beautiful Environments: 511thHighest Economic Output: 549thHighest Average Incomes: 638thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 657thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 742ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 781stMost Armed: 781stMost Developed: 870thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 874thMost Efficient Economies: 897thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 934thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,048thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,068thMost Inclusive: 1,151stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,276thTop
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Largest Governments: 2,309thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,558thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,559thBest Weather: 4,161stMost Cultured: 4,314thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,392ndLargest Populations: 4,636thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,828thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,247thLargest Retail Industry: 5,254thLargest Gambling Industry: 5,690thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,218thLargest Insurance Industry: 6,352ndLargest Black Market: 6,500thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,406thNudest: 7,640thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,160thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,174thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 8,886thMost Stationary: 9,223rdMost Influential: 11,030thSafest: 12,737thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 14,634thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,283rd
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Largest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ionicus, the Ionic Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas.
  • : Following new legislation in Ionicus, the volume of paperwork used to complete a single environmental assessment defeats the purpose.
  • : Following new legislation in Ionicus, sermons are regularly interrupted by businessmen taking phone calls.
  • : Following new legislation in Ionicus, there's a lot of babies crying for milk in the middle of the day.
  • : Following new legislation in Ionicus, buses are widely regarded as the safest way to travel.
  • : Following new legislation in Ionicus, nuclear warheads are frequently launched into space as a warning to invading meteoroids.
  • : Following new legislation in Ionicus, wealthy pranksters dump refuse on unsuspecting citizens from up high.
  • : Following new legislation in Ionicus, the standardised national curriculum requires that all-male classes be taught why they have periods.
  • : Ionicus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Ionicus, people are more interested in gossip about the private lives of politicians than their policies.

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