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Most Valuable International Artwork: 332ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,577thMost Influential: 2,109th
The Most Serene Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
A Revolution spread like rain and snow
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.104 billion

CapitalNew Milford City
LeaderAlexandria Hamilton
FaithRoman Catholicism

CurrencyIstastionerian Credit
AnimalRed Fox

The Most Serene Republic of Istastioner is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Alexandria Hamilton with a fair hand, and notable for its state-planned economy, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.104 billion Istastionerians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The medium-sized, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Milford City. The average income tax rate is 68.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Istastionerian economy, worth 264 trillion Istastionerian Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Automobile Manufacturing, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 125,801 Istastionerian Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Only lightning has a chance of striking Alexandria Hamilton twice, refugees from other nations are flocking to Istastioner's border, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers, and government statisticians explain census inaccuracies by declaring that "Sith happens". Crime is totally unknown. Istastioner's national animal is the Red Fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Istastioner is ranked 53,352nd in the world and 214th in Refugia for Lowest Crime Rates, with 70.82 law-abiding acts per hour.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 332ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,577thMost Influential: 2,109thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,990thTop
Highest Drug Use: 3,438thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,529thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,880thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,719thMost Rebellious Youth: 12,508thMost Cultured: 12,695thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13,039thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,055thNicest Citizens: 13,468thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,778thMost Inclusive: 14,798thHighest Food Quality: 14,995thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 15,546thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,549thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,318thMost Efficient Economies: 17,583rdMost Developed: 18,194thMost Income Equality: 19,185thMost Secular: 19,831stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21,641stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 22,521stLongest Average Lifespans: 23,227thLargest Retail Industry: 23,993rdSmartest Citizens: 24,929thMost Politically Free: 25,085thHighest Average Incomes: 26,037thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 28,188thMost Advanced Public Education: 28,422nd
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 8th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionMost Extreme: 13th in the regionMost Politically Free: 13th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 20th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 20th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 22nd in the regionTop
Most Influential: 28th in the regionRudest Citizens: 29th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 36th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 37th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 41st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 42nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 47th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 52nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Istastioner was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Istastioner endorsed The Republic of Eleno.
  • : Following new legislation in Istastioner, government statisticians explain census inaccuracies by declaring that "Sith happens".
  • : Following new legislation in Istastioner, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers.
  • : Following new legislation in Istastioner, refugees from other nations are flocking to Istastioner's border.
  • : Following new legislation in Istastioner, only lightning has a chance of striking Alexandria Hamilton twice.
  • : Istastioner was endorsed by The Federation of Ridmona.
  • : Istastioner endorsed The Federation of Ridmona.
  • : Following new legislation in Istastioner, cheese has become the new icon of political dissent.
  • : Following new legislation in Istastioner, nude art is becoming wildly popular.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 141 » The Pacific Northwest, Tiralta, Sylh Alanor, Araine, Narwhal, Duneraven, Liphia, Vikoland, Typica, Junitaki-cho, Melenavenia, New Filippe, Fel Vudos, Aephony, Alabastapunk, Whitanchir, The Star Enpire, Michelland, Delta Vega IV, Axolotlta, Nangka, Tovenia, Jazur, Nekhuser-Ra, St Leone, New Ras, Nottinghaven, New Pi-Ramesses, Markerica, Mel7746, Kyuacha, Denimz, Trattativa, Waywards Edge, Amiyoka, West Remeshile, Melior Mundi, Liber Communes, Honlan, Serilussark, Mallard, Ullrani, West Aralks, Maunaina, Vandermeer, Prodigal, Lehonna, BunBunLand, Weirtopia, Alakatus, and 91 others.Antimai, Mare Stellarum, Tuluni, Nahelia, Lovoreus Magnus, Estebere, Oneironn, Moyath, Siu-To, Chillvibes, Seabarrel, Reformed Anarchist, Duerrenberg, Democratic Republic of Kwangya, Xianland, West Islate, Avfallheim, Soltop, Cliffs Donnelly, Drusayy, Dyrand, Fiverdom, Mirandika, Lakhmira, Lower Fife, Uwuguaya, Upper Feltrop-Herronia, Xarxesi, Heinfield, Erie-Arcadia of Wombats, Almander, Avlorough, Sinya Arda, Chong Qing, Uitmuntendheid, Asmodesettia, Solovyova, East Blackacre, Conselior, Argyatsova, The Free Universe, Fadnesia, Aruaria, The Blue Fire, Under Flouneas, Glengallia, Cheese pizza world, Whandsckj, Maharshi, Amonguslandia, The Heavenly Eunuchocracy, Ethierys, Neovilla, Asian Uncle Rogers, Brenyopolis, Anarch Taysha, Ghostville, Socruell, Zambakastien, Rejakhta, Ansgar, BasilTown, Floofyland, SKULLBRIAR, Portmanteau, Pakistenek, Socialist Czechoslovak, Ouch to the natives, Great Cheyenne, Remnants of the Pacific, Theolica, Paradise 00City-State00, Sempera, Koliland, Orpheusia, Magentelane, Nashfilla, Paraxium, Shorelandia, Floodlantis, Innamorta, Black midi enjoyers, Szalyland, Catiania, Irimara, Antrania, Snakssbur, Skilurus, Nollyland, Longueuil, and Ridmona.