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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,857thMost Influential: 4,071stRudest Citizens: 5,156th
The Federal Republic of
Capitalist Paradise
We've Got What You Want
Adam Walton
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.235 billion

LeaderAdam Walton


The Federal Republic of Istos is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Adam Walton with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.235 billion Istosians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Calces. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 18.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Istosian economy, worth 164 trillion Ambos a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 133,040 Ambos, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 458,783 per year while the poor average 28,240, a ratio of 16.2 to 1.

The military is blowing up any threat to employment within the nation, games of cops and robbers typically end in at least one fatal shooting, Adam Walton's opponents have adopted dogs to chase away the mailman, and personal injury lawyers are demanding compensation from the government after recent reductions in manufacturer liability. Crime is totally unknown. Istos's national animal is the Meerkat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Istos is ranked 89,665th in the world and 106th in Europeia for Most Avoided, scoring 2.97 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,857thTop
Most Influential: 4,071stRudest Citizens: 5,156thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,395thLargest Mining Sector: 6,896thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,377thFattest Citizens: 8,553rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,123rdMost Rebellious Youth: 12,612thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13,693rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,600thLargest Retail Industry: 15,200thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 16,656thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,357thHighest Average Incomes: 22,814thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 23,270thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23,580thSmartest Citizens: 24,100thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 24,473rdMost Efficient Economies: 24,801stLargest Publishing Industry: 25,321stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 26,988thMost Developed: 27,067thMost Cultured: 28,463rd
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 16th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 26th in the regionFattest Citizens: 27th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 29th in the regionRudest Citizens: 29th in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 44th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 44th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 45th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 47th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 50th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 50th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 51st in the regionMost Armed: 57th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Istos lost the endorsement of The Stimulated Nation of Caffeinated.
  • : Istos was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Istos, personal injury lawyers are demanding compensation from the government after recent reductions in manufacturer liability.
  • : Istos voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Spiritus".
  • : Istos voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Right to Assemble"".
  • : Istos was endorsed by The Conked Out Koalas of Sanjurika.
  • : Following new legislation in Istos, Adam Walton's opponents have adopted dogs to chase away the mailman.
  • : Istos was reclassified from "Corporate Bordello" to "Capitalist Paradise".
  • : Istos endorsed The United Empire of Kasvotina.
  • : Istos endorsed The Dominion of Geitstan.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 121 » Le Libertia, South Parter, Purple Ruthenia, Raghallaigh, Land of Bobtopia, Plutolocus, Pirataria, Brickfield, New Paz, Mancheseva City, Flying-Penguins, Gabingston, Layngderfleethe, Poquaoi, Samuelstani, Lethen, Northeastern Italian, Unidoria, Gooblaria, Pichtonia, Lime82, Pland Adanna, Deliber, Arvigiel, Pyleland, West Wirral, Utopian Tomorrowland, Thaumania, Precisely Nothing, Spartacistan, Freelandy, Havenwelle, Voxum Mortalum, Selgary, Skyhawk Clan, Enuroland, Beriwen, Bri-Tea-Sh Commonwealth, Mairus, United States of Eldaenia, GraVandius, Mediocrea, Estingberg, Dat Countreh, Primorye Oblast, Cortlandt Manor, Republic Of Bruhlandis, Greatnessity City, Geektopia, Vape of Good Hope, and 71 others.Votokia, United-Marrshmallows, Myotatunto, Valdion, GermanEmpire of kaisereich, Aproocia, Steium, United Northen States Canada, Bursken, Sacrosact, Cutias, Korektonon, Paxlond, Kahrzan, The Zombay, Akeland, Tsiamuns Velleniouss, PaleLand, Almendron, New Mountain States of Turkey, New Nont Randris, Laquisum, Neo Beaverland, Rafen-Zheltyr, Caleban, Bardonia Islands, Eloscape, Estasia, Scaletta, United Republic of Novorossa, Cato2, New Prussai, Kabommia, The Republic of The Void, Turks and Francs, Jaydenism, Harpland, Hostelia, Stoicklandia, Decacon, Vedenmark, Hypothetical, Man Roo, Kansia, Sivankaria, The Tugboat Complex, Half Gods, EweLandss, Sussywussyland, Of the river skunk, Glendar, Ptakria, Kroll Union, Kluz, Intrepsia, Cristilandia, Gallotts World, Republica de la Costa Soleada, Islerum, Owen-Withee, Yinvar, Fraggotland, Pelta, Calusahatchii, Unification and Liberty, Maowi, Turpotia, Nilao, Apokolypsia, Lurinsk, and Sanjurika.