by Max Barry

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Most Secular: 492ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 495thLowest Crime Rates: 754th
The Domain of
Corrupt Dictatorship
(Intelligence+Reason) Technology = Apex of Evolution
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population10.775 billion



The Domain of IRTAE is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Primum with an iron fist, and renowned for its public floggings, ubiquitous missile silos, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 10.775 billion Parsians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kapitola. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Irtaean economy, worth a remarkable 2,682 trillion DEMS a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 248,970 DEMS, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Military minds worry that 'the blue screen of death' on brand new operating systems may be a literal description, war vets look after war animals, kids these days know how to throw a proper punch, and politicians accepting drinks in bars are executed for taking bribes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. IRTAE's national animal is the Swallow, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

IRTAE is ranked 254,379th in the world and 341st in The Free Nations Region for Least Corrupt Governments, with 19.18 percentage of bribes refused.

Most Secular: 492ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 495thLowest Crime Rates: 754thLargest Information Technology Sector: 782ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,090thLargest Governments: 1,165thSmartest Citizens: 1,287thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,495thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,687thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,908thMost Developed: 1,990thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,996thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,020thMost Efficient Economies: 2,136thMost Influential: 2,334thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,430thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,565thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,791stLongest Average Lifespans: 2,893rdMost Subsidized Industry: 3,331stMost Beautiful Environments: 3,808thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,942ndHighest Average Incomes: 4,023rdMost Patriotic: 4,922ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,184thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,259thSafest: 5,442ndHealthiest Citizens: 5,683rdHighest Economic Output: 6,665thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,062ndMost Cultured: 8,444thHighest Food Quality: 9,303rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,433rdMost Inclusive: 11,996thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,897thTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 13,112thMost Authoritarian: 18,382ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 23,448th
Most Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 8th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 8th in the regionMost Patriotic: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 9th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10th in the regionMost Stationary: 17th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 18th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionSafest: 20th in the regionLargest Populations: 22nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 23rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 24th in the regionMost Cultured: 24th in the regionMost Influential: 31st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 33rd in the regionNudest: 33rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : IRTAE was endorsed by The Military Empire of Chinese USSR.
  • : IRTAE was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in IRTAE, politicians accepting drinks in bars are executed for taking bribes.
  • : Following new legislation in IRTAE, kids these days know how to throw a proper punch.
  • : Following new legislation in IRTAE, war vets look after war animals.
  • : Following new legislation in IRTAE, military minds worry that 'the blue screen of death' on brand new operating systems may be a literal description.
  • : Following new legislation in IRTAE, contestants on IRTAE's Got Talent are screened by the government to make sure that they actually have talent.
  • : IRTAE voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Preventing Identity Theft"".
  • : Following new legislation in IRTAE, life expectancies inside correctional facilities vastly exceed the national average.
  • : Following new legislation in IRTAE, no-one can foil the ambitions of Big Aluminium.