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Largest Retail Industry: 194th Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 387th Most Inclusive: 813th
The Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Work to live, not live to work
Ruben
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

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Itanland

Population8.941 billion

CapitalItandon
LeaderRuben

CurrencyItan
AnimalLion

The Republic of Itanland is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Ruben with an even hand, and notable for its compulsory vegetarianism, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 8.941 billion Itanlandians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Environment, and Administration also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Itandon. The average income tax rate is 4.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Itanlandian economy, worth a remarkable 2,290 trillion Itans a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 256,193 Itans, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Major boxing matches are held in government buildings, gossip magazines have pictures of Ruben sunbathing on the beach with political rivals, all statues and paintings of dogs are being destroyed to avoid offending cat-lovers, and crowded passenger trains are near-silent save for the soft tap of fingers on touchscreens. Crime is totally unknown. Itanland's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Itanland is ranked 2,348th in the world and 67th in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 173.25 on the Hayek Index.

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Largest Retail Industry: 194thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 387thMost Inclusive: 813thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 952ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,038thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,640thTop
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Most Influential: 1,790thMost Secular: 1,832ndHighest Poor Incomes: 2,308thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,310thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,348thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,368thRudest Citizens: 2,544thHighest Average Incomes: 2,632ndLargest Insurance Industry: 2,751stLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,786thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,223rdMost Cultured: 3,510thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,587thMost Pacifist: 3,633rdMost Developed: 3,852ndSmartest Citizens: 3,898thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,976thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,521stMost Advanced Public Education: 4,555thMost Efficient Economies: 4,707thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,800thHighest Economic Output: 4,977thLargest Black Market: 4,995thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,559thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,670thLargest Governments: 5,972ndMost Rebellious Youth: 6,041stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,825thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 8,739thBest Weather: 9,952ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,825thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12,801stMost Average: 15,251st
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 12th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 33rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 53rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 67th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 71st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 75th in the regionMost Secular: 86th in the regionTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 100th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 107th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 114th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 122nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 122nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 129th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 141st in the regionRudest Citizens: 146th in the regionLargest Black Market: 151st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 160th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 161st in the regionMost Cultured: 166th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 184th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 201st in the regionMost Pacifist: 216th in the regionMost Developed: 219th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 230th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 232nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 235th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 261st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 269th in the regionLargest Governments: 288th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 339th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 389th in the regionMost Average: 421st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 429th in the regionLargest Populations: 443rd in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 495th in the regionBest Weather: 557th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 614th in the regionNudest: 648th in the regionMost Influential: 687th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 694th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 891st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Itanland, crowded passenger trains are near-silent save for the soft tap of fingers on touchscreens.
  • : Following new legislation in Itanland, all statues and paintings of dogs are being destroyed to avoid offending cat-lovers.
  • : Following new legislation in Itanland, gossip magazines have pictures of Ruben sunbathing on the beach with political rivals.
  • : Following new legislation in Itanland, major boxing matches are held in government buildings.
  • : Following new legislation in Itanland, Coco the Clown has been elected to the nation's parliament.
  • : Following new legislation in Itanland, airport security is provided by private companies.
  • : Following new legislation in Itanland, politicians always seem to take two steps forward then three steps back.
  • : Following new legislation in Itanland, there's no cure or sympathy for the common cold.
  • : Following new legislation in Itanland, cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Itanland, voting for pro-Bigtopian candidates is voluntary.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 160 » Diodone, Siwale, El Fiji Grande, Sinelona, Shin-Hachioji, The Rhein States, Omnistria, Territorio di Nessuno, Lunallian, Ethnon, Yaorozu, Malta Comino Gozo, PlanetPunk, Spartoptia, Black Templares, The United States of Romania, Sundred, Kwaj, Corfad, Great Bights Mum, North Bratislava, Bearical, Dar es Saalam, Hong Kong Empire, Dreadton, Napnomadia, The Pantheons, Kasazzastan, Notyoutopia, Outer Egorniand, Australiland, Shibutani, Frances Francis the First of France, Newpromisedland, Koda-Land, Ninjak30, Xentherida, Federation Terra Australis, New Pruessen, Bayern-Straubing, Unsophisticate, Sunto, Ka Ching, Wilkshire, Zumlandia, THX1138, Cloydicia, Empy, Selfgradatude, Uganda Knuckles UK, and 110 others.The South Falls, Holy Oranz, Amauri, Shadowrik, Sil Dorsett, Pallaith, Yukti, New Eleria, Warsaw-Halicz, Maott, General COE, SillyString, United Draconia, Kulgatha, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Vincone Cae, The Windmilluminati, Sanjurika, Wineclaw, Pasargad, Steraz, Buckerino, Guer Aike, New Bremerton, Asgardira, Universal State Formula, Alunya, COCONUT-CITY, Moubarakistan, Ainsworth, Orado, New Trisone, Ozstan, Sheldanada, Kyrianian, Tarr-Nation, Atain, The Sinclarian Provinces, Suicidistan, Ara Antrizuls, Justanistan, Ostrinios, The Iron Lions, Joodey, Niradans, Q w e r t y, Votak Matim, SchoolHouse Rock, Ofemerica, Egalico, Tappan Hills, Solmetria, Torakuen, Guslantis, Kirostan, The Notorious Mad Jack, Novare Res, Racoda, Ibiscaton, Saturns Edge, Norostilors, Misuvelia, Zemnaya Svoboda, Peldorn, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, Jasminlandia, Haor Chall, Trillius, Biebertal, Sakaryata, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Unimaginable Doom, Astronomical, National Goats, Ejhsa, Sea Ghost, The Discipled, Arcadiom, The Kyziban Islands, Valhalla123, Seidr Wyrd, Liberum Mundi, Victoriaans Nederlands, Rkainjel, Apetopia, Lomjia, Aratani, Nakayo, Thiammyalllaland, 1 very fast endotarter, Yummy Blubber, Afrille, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Vikingiarchy, Kingdom of Destsky, Lost Staria, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Castle Federation, Acrabinnia, Noahs Second Country, Former English Colony, Test for a new hope, Conservadoria, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, North Altatude, Hileville, The Black Cathedral, and Elder Realms.

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