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Most Subsidized Industry: 6th Largest Black Market: 50th Most Influential: 70th
The Protectorate of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Come Get Some
Regional Influence
Enforcer
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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The Protectorate of Ishmiel is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and renowned for its smutty television, strictly enforced bedtime, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, cheerful, devout population of 26.625 billion Ishmielians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ishmiel City. The average income tax rate is 95.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Ishmielian economy, worth a remarkable 7,892 trillion waines a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an amazing 296,427 waines, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Police are arresting costumed characters at comic book conventions, government buildings are being cleansed for anything that might have racist connotations, glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town, and the Ishmielian Arts Council pays teenagers to sit through opera performances. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive. Ishmiel's national animal is the whale, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is a major religion.

Ishmiel is ranked 1,904th in the world and 10th in Canada for Healthiest Citizens, with 24.88 Bananas Ingested Per Day.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 6thLargest Black Market: 50thMost Influential: 70thLargest Publishing Industry: 118thMost Advanced Public Education: 118thMost Rebellious Youth: 131stMost Armed: 262ndHighest Crime Rates: 402ndHighest Economic Output: 409thMost Avoided: 483rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 491stLargest Mining Sector: 589thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 633rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 786thMost Cheerful Citizens: 953rdHighest Poor Incomes: 993rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,041stHighest Average Incomes: 1,234thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,422ndLargest Populations: 1,513thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 1,838thHealthiest Citizens: 1,904thNicest Citizens: 2,854thLargest Governments: 2,892ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,277thMost Primitive: 3,426thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,546thMost Developed: 4,860thSmartest Citizens: 4,865thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,372ndTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 7,886thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,208thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,109thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,575thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,357th
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Most Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Primitive: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6th in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionLargest Populations: 9th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 10th in the regionNicest Citizens: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the region

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