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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 885th Most Influential: 1,429th Most Pacifist: 8,921st
The Darkness Clan of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
From The Darkness, The Shadows Rise
Jennu Umbra
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.583 billion

CapitalIskios City
LeaderJennu Umbra


The Darkness Clan of Iskios is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Jennu Umbra with a fair hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, parental licensing program, and public floggings. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.583 billion Iskiosians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked 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 75.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Iskiosian economy, worth 125 trillion Shadows a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Uranium Mining, and Gambling. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 48,400 Shadows, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Executions are marked by quiet dignity and maybe a final round or two of whist, billions are being spent on a new island airport, the diplomatic corps stinks, and tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the Iskios Blood Tithe. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a 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 156,867th in the world and 9,172nd in The North Pacific for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry, scoring -12.08 on the Tasmanian Pulp Environmental Export Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 885thMost Influential: 1,429thTop
Most Pacifist: 8,921stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,636thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,917thSafest: 11,388thBest Weather: 13,176thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,595thNicest Citizens: 13,874thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,565thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,708thMost Income Equality: 16,045thMost Inclusive: 16,475thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,589th
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 458th in the regionMost Pacifist: 479th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 489th in the regionMost Influential: 533rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 577th in the regionSafest: 587th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 685th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 707th in the regionBest Weather: 716th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 742nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 755th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 781st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 794th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 803rd in the regionMost Stationary: 838th in the regionMost Income Equality: 885th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 905th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 933rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 934th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 130 » Yaorozu, Shin-Hachioji, Great Bights Mum, Notyoutopia, Diodone, Pallaith, Siwale, Selfgradatude, Sunto, McMasterdonia, Holy Oranz, Friently, Alice Gardens, Kwaj, Shadowrik, Yukti, Malta Comino Gozo, Kelvaros Prime, Buckerino, Republic of Dixie, 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, Victoriaans Nederlands, Unimaginable Doom, Apetopia, Agrauron, Mzeusia, Gladio II, SillyString, Malvad, NatsukiLand, Eglise Sainte Eve, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, A Terribly Charismatic Duck, and 80 others.Ozstan, Frances Francis the First of France, Puczovska, Wunderstrafanstalt, Atain, Ka Ching, Zyvetskistaahn, Albacria, Q w e r t y, Shibutani, Guslantis, Californian Redwood, THX1138, Former English Colony, Koda-Land, Kylesburgh, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Highton Islands, The Windmilluminati, The Gamer Party, Eravonia, Whereisthatistan, Racoda, Sacrento, Walist, Sanjurika, The Mace Kingdom, Suicidistan, New Seaview Cove, Zeternia, Sundred, United Draconia, Empy, Pizza Squared, SORT, Prickly Town, Zokk, Ethnon, Alsace and Lorraine United, RaRaRasputinn, Sahriastan, The United States of Romania, Sea Ghost, Maott, Rochester Black, Kulgatha, Aenglaland, I am the one who knocks, El Fiji Grande, East Wushen, Misuvelia, Dar es Saalam, Abrickhouse, New Trisone, Democritus, Solcialist States, Maj Tonia Godgueeber, Wilkshire, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, Malphe, Yarecir, Papika, Tawya, Xorroth, Curtis Cosla, West Coastal States, Freienland, The Rhein States, The Most Freedom Ever, Les Lumieres, Arstungry, Shiandor, Lionia, New Bremerton, Islavity Pod, Snoodum, McAncapland, Funkadelia, Valhalla123, and New Pruessen.

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