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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 789th Most Influential: 1,112th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,398th
The Darkness Clan of
Democratic Socialists
From The Darkness, The Shadows Rise
Jennu Umbra
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Iskios

Population3.898 billion

CapitalIskios City
LeaderJennu Umbra
FaithUmbraism

CurrencyShadow
AnimalPanther

The Darkness Clan of Iskios is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Jennu Umbra with an even hand, and renowned for its parental licensing program, keen interest in outer space, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.898 billion Iskiosians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Iskios City. The average income tax rate is 80.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Iskiosian economy, worth 246 trillion Shadows a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 63,254 Shadows, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Lavish state dinners in Iskios City are the state's leading budgetary expenditure, drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government, Jennu Umbra's iHouse is so intelligent that it manages its own social media accounts, and most believe it doesn't hurt to embrace free trade. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Iskios's national animal is the Panther, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Umbraism.

Iskios is ranked 107,647th in the world and 5,875th in The North Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 14.81 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,398thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,321stMost Pacifist: 7,358thTop
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Best Weather: 9,067thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,776thSafest: 10,092ndMost Beautiful Environments: 10,673rdMost Advanced Public Education: 11,320thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,734thMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,033rdNicest Citizens: 12,355thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,359thMost Income Equality: 13,122ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,181stLongest Average Lifespans: 13,964thMost Inclusive: 14,147thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,580th
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 273rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 339th in the regionMost Pacifist: 417th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 446th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 472nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 474th in the regionBest Weather: 502nd in the regionSafest: 533rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 572nd in the regionMost Stationary: 572nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 579th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 586th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 587th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 613th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 670th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 672nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 693rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 737th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 786th in the regionMost Inclusive: 827th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 178 » Yaorozu, Shin-Hachioji, Great Bights Mum, Notyoutopia, Diodone, Pallaith, Siwale, Selfgradatude, Sunto, Holy Oranz, Alice Gardens, Kwaj, Shadowrik, Yukti, Malta Comino Gozo, Kelvaros Prime, Buckerino, Sil Dorsett, Cloydicia, Bayern-Straubing, The Iron Lions, PlanetPunk, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, American MapleStory, Amerian States, Territorio di Nessuno, General COE, Tredano, Xentherida, Corfad, Wodan, Beodarasc, Wineclaw, Ainsworth, Unimaginable Doom, Agrauron, SillyString, Eglise Sainte Eve, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Ozstan, Frances Francis the First of France, Puczovska, Wunderstrafanstalt, Atain, Ka Ching, Zyvetskistaahn, Q w e r t y, Shibutani, Guslantis, and 128 others.Californian Redwood, THX1138, Former English Colony, Koda-Land, Kylesburgh, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Highton Islands, The Gamer Party, Whereisthatistan, Racoda, Sacrento, Sanjurika, Suicidistan, Zeternia, Sundred, United Draconia, Empy, SORT, Zokk, Ethnon, The United States of Romania, Sea Ghost, Maott, Kulgatha, El Fiji Grande, East Wushen, Misuvelia, Dar es Saalam, Abrickhouse, New Trisone, Wilkshire, Yarecir, The Rhein States, The Most Freedom Ever, Arstungry, New Bremerton, Snoodum, Valhalla123, New Pruessen, Niradans, The Serdey Islands, Spartoptia, Votak Matim, United Kahndaq, Sinelona, Newpromisedland, North Bratislava, Vincone Cae, Uganda Knuckles UK, Kasazzastan, Omnistria, Sakaryata, Amauri, Dreadton, Napnomadia, Federation Terra Australis, Sheldanada, Bearical, Australiland, Ninjak30, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, Lunallian, Outer Egorniand, The Pantheons, Unsophisticate, Zumlandia, The South Falls, New Eleria, Warsaw-Halicz, Eri-Maqa-Ena, The Windmilluminati, Ethereal Expanse, Steraz, Pasargad, Guer Aike, INTEGRAL, Alunya, Kyrianian, The Sinclarian Provinces, Ara Antrizuls, Justanistan, Joodey, Ofemerica, Egalico, Tappan Hills, Solmetria, Torakuen, Chamocha, The Notorious Mad Jack, Novare Res, Ibiscaton, Saturns Edge, Kirostan, Norostilors, Zemnaya Svoboda, Peldorn, Jasminlandia, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, Trillius, Norvayopia, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Haor Chall, Astronomical, Rydeum, Ejhsa, Lost Staria, Seidr Wyrd, Liberum Mundi, Victoriaans Nederlands, Rkainjel, Apetopia, Lomjia, Aratani, Thiammyalllaland, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Yummy Blubber, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Vikingiarchy, Kingdom of Destsky, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Castle Federation, Noahs Second Country, Test for a new hope, and Conservadoria.

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