by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 950th Most Influential: 1,258th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,296th
The Republic of
New York Times Democracy
To protect all that we hold dear...
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population2.69 billion


AnimalBlue Whale

The Republic of Iristead is a massive, safe nation, ruled by President with a fair hand, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, frequent executions, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 2.69 billion Iristeadians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 52.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Iristeadian economy, worth 404 trillion Cereses a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 150,441 Cereses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

The fattest folk in Iristead look to be the happiest ones, a newly discovered small mammal's name translates into Iristeadian as 'your finger, you fool', the freedom to be free is always just out of reach, and the government is promoting multicultural values with the new 'Just Be Nice, OK?' initiative. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Iristead's national animal is the Blue Whale, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Iristead is ranked 157,048th in the world and 7,132nd in the South Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 6.59 Obesity Rate.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 950thMost Influential: 1,258thTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,296thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,989thRudest Citizens: 4,170thNicest Citizens: 5,694thMost Cultured: 5,823rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,840thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,181stMost Developed: 6,366thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,502ndMost Inclusive: 6,840thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,021stLongest Average Lifespans: 7,552ndHealthiest Citizens: 7,917thSmartest Citizens: 8,091stTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,740thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,503rdMost Efficient Economies: 10,007thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,306thLargest Retail Industry: 10,344thSafest: 10,543rdMost Pacifist: 11,887thHighest Average Incomes: 12,747thNudest: 13,170thBest Weather: 13,552ndMost Devout: 13,958thHighest Disposable Incomes: 14,570thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,692ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,485th
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 61st in the regionTop
Most Influential: 86th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 114th in the regionRudest Citizens: 126th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 149th in the regionMost Cultured: 166th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 186th in the regionNicest Citizens: 209th in the regionMost Developed: 209th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 216th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 219th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 225th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 228th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 230th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 235th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 245th in the regionMost Inclusive: 251st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 282nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 296th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 297th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 302nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 321st in the regionNudest: 338th in the regionSafest: 376th in the regionTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 410th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 419th in the regionBest Weather: 420th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 431st in the regionMost Pacifist: 446th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 467th in the regionMost Devout: 480th in the regionLargest Governments: 521st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 530th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 537th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 540th in the regionMost Stationary: 584th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 613th in the regionMost Politically Free: 665th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 713th in the regionLargest Populations: 737th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Iristead was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Novagentum.
  • : Iristead was endorsed by The Soviet Union of P R of China.
  • : Following new legislation in Iristead, the government is promoting multicultural values with the new 'Just Be Nice, OK?' initiative.
  • : Following new legislation in Iristead, the freedom to be free is always just out of reach.
  • : Following new legislation in Iristead, a newly discovered small mammal's name translates into Iristeadian as 'your finger, you fool'.
  • : Following new legislation in Iristead, the fattest folk in Iristead look to be the happiest ones.
  • : Iristead was endorsed by The Empire of Milvands.
  • : Following new legislation in Iristead, dubiously qualified Skandilundian barristers keep referring to laws as 'government guidelines'.
  • : Following new legislation in Iristead, the well-to-do in the South Pacific are never on time for important appointments.
  • : Following new legislation in Iristead, there's never a spare chair in the retirement home.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 161 » Pencil Sharpeners 2, Erinor, Sandaoguo, Tsunamy, Tilipria, Bear Connors Paradiso, Crabius, Auphelia, Techganet, Havenfell, Saganye, The Solar System Scope, Theorin, The United Expanse, Quiescent, Brendleton, Japanese Federal Republic, Farengeto, Luddinlande, Sedunn, FreeFishers, Santulanum, Cypheri, Paenoa, European Defense Organization, Antarctic Empires, Sonnydesh, Si-topia, City States Nation, Curlyhoward, Nova Montron, Kringalia, Belschaft, Drugged Monkeys, Pamela And Hepatitis, Kiasu-ism, Democratic Republic of Palmyra, Soem, Trinennie, Transtemporal Shifts, Jehenna, Lambdaland, Three Rivia Levr, Holy Chimerland, Oxsania, Noveos, Seliyan progressive Islands, Bandorion, Nothanksbutseriously, Nowa Europa, and 111 others.The Two Jerseys, Sanden, Noire Denholm, Aidenfieeld, Ancient Slobovia, KIROVET, WTP All the good names are taken, Gymnostan, Kholdan, Concrete Slab, Tsvetania, Hanguk-Nippon, Rebel-topia, Vincent Field, Darakin, Wyatonians, The naked people, Utondara, Linguiniland, Lotadia, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Aywhyou, United States of Vietnam, Escevola, La Ascension, Volaworand, Paranoia, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Asdfghuiop, Catalunya Unida, Moreana, Rhetiaa, Fighting Kawi Ninja, New Briantown, Calistan, Jaxon, Saciu, Freedwanda, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Great Andora, Complete Conformity, Aumeltopia, Beepee, UnShleepd, Silberne Wache, Aguatania, Isokenzar, Pax Dracon, Lester Crest, The National Corporation, Upper Usok Valley, Anachronolandia, Macrothea, Shengtie, Barabarom, Abarri, Towi Lamia, Liberated Lambergs, Elveka, Grouu, Awjan, Spearos, Transcostria, Xandev, Cuuldere, Phanama, Lorora3, Kandorith, USNE2018, Darbor, Kroumos, Midand, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, Mikole, Qvait, Zess, Qairus, Choodox, Nankyoku Tairiku, The Filippinas, State of Iowa, Maletora, The Canadian Republic Colonies, Akindom, Empire of the Western Woods, Ariankido, Land Without Shrimp, Wehraboos, Jahass, Federated Kingdoms of Brittania, Academy of Umbrellas, The Dragon Enclave, Ostanasia, North Catimestistrianes, Republic Clovakh, Stoniamera, Revanial, Plasitades, Dasko, San Anaben, Skriid, Slenrotros, Apabeossie, Agalaesia, Sesteran, Qawe, Churumduul, Tijanapolis, Milvands, P R of China, and Novagentum.

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