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Largest Agricultural Sector: 575th Rudest Citizens: 1,033rd Most Devout: 1,083rd
The Democratic Republic of
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Population3.688 billion



The Democratic Republic of Ioways is a massive, efficient nation, renowned for its smutty television, pith helmet sales, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 3.688 billion Iowaysians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Omaha. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 67.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Iowaysian economy, worth 795 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 215,649 dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 726,187 per year while the poor average 47,445, a ratio of 15.3 to 1.

The diplomatic corps tends to open negotiations by insulting all the foreigners in the room, the nationalistic national anthem inspires citizens to literally spit at foreigners, new religious sects are squashed immediately by the government, and the police crack down on tax evaders without mercy. Crime is totally unknown. Ioways's national animal is the sheep, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Christianity.

Ioways is ranked 147,775th in the world and 5,955th in the West Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring -287.96 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 575thRudest Citizens: 1,033rdMost Devout: 1,083rdTop
Largest Retail Industry: 1,782ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,818thMost Influential: 1,994thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,501stMost Cultured: 2,771stMost Rebellious Youth: 2,894thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,954thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,861stMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,418thHighest Average Incomes: 4,528thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,543rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,976thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,338thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,690thMost Inclusive: 6,995thMost Developed: 7,490thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,622ndTop
Largest Governments: 8,424thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,750thMost Efficient Economies: 8,762ndSmartest Citizens: 9,546thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,655thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,767thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,544thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,449thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,146thHighest Disposable Incomes: 14,735thLargest Black Market: 15,682ndMost Advanced Public Education: 15,845th
Most Devout: 17th in the regionMost Influential: 20th in the regionRudest Citizens: 21st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 25th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 29th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 38th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 43rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 52nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 53rd in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 66th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 89th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 92nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 97th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 100th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 113th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 168th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 168th in the regionLargest Governments: 171st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 179th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 191st in the regionMost Inclusive: 192nd in the regionMost Developed: 197th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 209th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 216th in the regionLargest Black Market: 227th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 239th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 269th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 286th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 343rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 371st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 376th in the regionMost Stationary: 413th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 431st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 445th in the regionNudest: 490th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 490th in the regionMost Politically Free: 523rd in the regionLargest Populations: 531st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 607th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ioways was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Ioways endorsed The Dominion of Meow-meow-mia.
  • : Ioways endorsed The Sunchasing Sunspot Counter of Bhang Bhang Duc.
  • : Ioways endorsed The Commonwealth of Doggerstan.
  • : Following new legislation in Ioways, the police crack down on tax evaders without mercy.
  • : Following new legislation in Ioways, new religious sects are squashed immediately by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Ioways, the nationalistic national anthem inspires citizens to literally spit at foreigners.
  • : Following new legislation in Ioways, the diplomatic corps tends to open negotiations by insulting all the foreigners in the room.
  • : Following new legislation in Ioways, the government says that Possession is nine-tenths of the Lore.
  • : Ioways was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Free.


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