by Max Barry

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Most Subsidized Industry: 7thMost Efficient Economies: 91stLargest Black Market: 104th
The Protectorate of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Come Get Some
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Below Average

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population32.591 billion

CapitalIshmiel City
Faitha major religion


The Protectorate of Ishmiel is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, ban on automobiles, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 32.591 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 95.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Ishmielian economy, worth an astonishing 10,065 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. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 308,844 waines, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Barbed wire entanglements and guard towers surround the Ishmiel City Natural History Museum, school plays were recently banned due to concerns of child endangerment, most barbers are also surgeons, and politicians bribe ten-year-old geniuses to sit their aptitude tests. 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 208,239th in the world and 174th in Canada for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -30.78 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Most Subsidized Industry: 7thMost Efficient Economies: 91stLargest Black Market: 104thLargest Publishing Industry: 106thMost Rebellious Youth: 138thMost Advanced Public Education: 151stMost Influential: 178thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 223rdHighest Economic Output: 413thMost Armed: 420thHighest Crime Rates: 494thLargest Mining Sector: 551stMost Avoided: 569thLargest Agricultural Sector: 658thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 759thMost Cheerful Citizens: 936thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,124thLargest Populations: 1,432ndHighest Average Incomes: 1,791stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,026thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 2,196thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,600thLargest Governments: 3,298thNicest Citizens: 3,499thMost Developed: 3,529thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,033rdLongest Average Lifespans: 4,214thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,343rdSmartest Citizens: 5,178thMost Primitive: 5,893rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,598thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,885thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,013thTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 13,377thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,529th
Most Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionTop
Most Avoided: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Populations: 8th in the regionTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 10th in the regionMost Primitive: 12th in the regionNicest Citizens: 12th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15th in the regionLargest Governments: 16th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 16th in the regionMost Average: 16th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ishmiel was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Ishmiel's influence in Canada fell from "Dealmaker" to "Instigator".
  • : Ishmiel was endorsed by The Familial Spirits of Devil Heart.
  • : Ishmiel was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of SetiCrunchers.
  • : Ishmiel's influence in Canada rose from "Instigator" to "Dealmaker".
  • : Ishmiel was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Ishmiel was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Average.
  • : Ishmiel was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Ishmiel was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector and the Top 5% for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Ishmiel was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 5 » Parkplace, Almonaster Nuevo, Cowland5, SetiCrunchers, and Devil Heart.

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