by Max Barry

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Most Subsidized Industry: 7th Largest Black Market: 46th Most Influential: 108th
The Protectorate of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Come Get Some
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population30.288 billion

CapitalIshmiel City
Faitha major religion


The Protectorate of Ishmiel is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and renowned for its strictly enforced bedtime, zero percent divorce rate, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 30.288 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 95.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Ishmielian economy, worth a remarkable 8,984 trillion waines a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Cheese Exports. Average income is an amazing 296,639 waines, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 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 417th in the world and 5th in Canada for Highest Economic Output, with 8,984 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Most Subsidized Industry: 7thLargest Black Market: 46thMost Influential: 108thLargest Publishing Industry: 117thMost Rebellious Youth: 135thMost Advanced Public Education: 158thMost Armed: 320thHighest Crime Rates: 403rdHighest Economic Output: 417thMost Avoided: 524thLargest Mining Sector: 526thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 600thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 625thMost Cheerful Citizens: 936thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,199thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,482ndLargest Populations: 1,494thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 1,620thMost Efficient Economies: 1,721stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,006thHealthiest Citizens: 2,040thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,061stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,177thLargest Governments: 3,206thNicest Citizens: 3,274thMost Primitive: 3,453rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,241stSmartest Citizens: 5,365thMost Developed: 5,563rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,940thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 8,329thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,595thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,824thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,408thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,086thMost Average: 13,686th
Largest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionTop
Most Avoided: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Primitive: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Average: 6th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 12th in the regionNicest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 12th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ishmiel voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protection of Airspace".
  • : Ishmiel was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Ishmiel was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Ishmiel was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Ishmiel was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Ishmiel was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Ishmiel was endorsed by The Zombie hunters of Almonaster Nuevo.
  • : Ishmiel was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Ishmiel was endorsed by The Pubs of Parkplace.
  • : Ishmiel's influence in Canada rose from "Minnow" to "Dealmaker".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 2 » Parkplace and Almonaster Nuevo.

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