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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,147th Most Influential: 2,039th Most Pacifist: 12,206th
The Darkness Clan of
Democratic Socialists
From The Darkness, The Shadows Rise
Jennu Umbra
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.338 billion

CapitalIskios City
LeaderJennu Umbra


The Darkness Clan of Iskios is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Jennu Umbra with an even hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, museums and concert halls, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.338 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 morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Iskios City. The average income tax rate is 71.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Iskiosian economy, worth 50.6 trillion Shadows a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Gambling. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 37,817 Shadows, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Young and brooding teens are welcomed with open arms to the Dogwarts School of Strangeness and Sorcery, all screens are equal but some are more equal than others, many parents are becoming frustrated with their children's choices in spouses, and worried-looking neonatal nurses are being deployed in place of SWAT teams during dangerous drug busts. 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 64,939th in the world and 3,408th in The North Pacific for Most Average, scoring 40.75 on the Average Standardized Normality Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,147thTop
Most Influential: 2,039thTop
Most Pacifist: 12,206thBest Weather: 14,365thSafest: 14,399thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,853rdMost Income Equality: 16,988thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,401st
Most Pacifist: 643rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 668th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 691st in the regionSafest: 741st in the regionMost Influential: 763rd in the regionBest Weather: 776th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 808th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 809th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 908th in the regionNicest Citizens: 974th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,002nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 1,013th in the region

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