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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,288thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,841stMost Pacifist: 6,848th
The People's Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
The Party toils for the benefit of all!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.866 billion

LeaderRoman Tkatshyuk


The People's Republic of Itielia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Roman Tkatshyuk with an iron fist, and renowned for its otherworldly petting zoo, prohibition of alcohol, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cynical population of 1.866 billion Itielians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vetromest. The average income tax rate is 84.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Itielian economy, worth 214 trillion červonecs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. Average income is an impressive 115,070 červonecs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Freedom is never freely given — only when the alternative is too expensive, kids are arrested at gunpoint for playing with toy rifles, news headlines suggest that Roman Tkatshyuk has a sideline in guinea pig pimping, and the banhammer is a standard police sidearm. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Itielia's national animal is the stork, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Itielia is ranked 52,871st in the world and 29th in The Western Isles for Most Extreme, scoring 31 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,288thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,841stMost Pacifist: 6,848thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,962ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,144thSafest: 8,174thMost Patriotic: 8,839thMost Secular: 9,006thLowest Crime Rates: 10,175thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,218thMost Influential: 12,024thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,158thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,579thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,174thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,557thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,295thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,302ndNicest Citizens: 14,603rdTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 15,660thMost Authoritarian: 16,021stMost Beautiful Environments: 16,033rdLargest Welfare Programs: 16,132ndHealthiest Citizens: 16,230thLargest Governments: 16,539thBest Weather: 16,696thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,148thMost Cultured: 17,362ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,424thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,364thMost Developed: 20,044thSmartest Citizens: 23,995thMost Income Equality: 24,040thMost Subsidized Industry: 24,958thHighest Food Quality: 25,071stMost Scientifically Advanced: 28,495thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 29,536th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14th in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 17th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 18th in the regionMost Patriotic: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 24th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 24th in the regionMost Secular: 26th in the regionSafest: 27th in the regionMost Income Equality: 27th in the regionMost Extreme: 29th in the region

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