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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 109th Largest Information Technology Sector: 123rd Most Corrupt Governments: 126th
The True Monarchy of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Only by Holy Luna will we be free of this mortal coil.
King Aslan Blacksong
Regional Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Rare

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The True Monarchy of Itzlan is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by King Aslan Blacksong with an iron fist, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, free-roaming dinosaurs, and avowedly heterosexual populace. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 7.28 billion Itzlani are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The minute, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Environment, and Administration also on the agenda, while Welfare and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Night's Watch. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.2%.

The all-consuming Itzlanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,932 trillion Moon Slivers a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 265,476 Moon Slivers, with the richest citizens earning 8.2 times as much as the poorest.

The nation's new foreign policy of 'very disproportionate retribution' has its neighbors on edge, kitchen patrol is dominated by ten-year-old runts, there is a dearth of space for new houses, and children have taken to using semaphore in light of the recent mobile phone ban. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Itzlan's national animal is the Great Silver Fox, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is The Lunar Cult.

Itzlan is ranked 150,725th in the world and 184th in Renegade Islands Alliance for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 7.68 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 109thLargest Information Technology Sector: 123rdMost Corrupt Governments: 126thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 333rdLargest Mining Sector: 591stMost Scientifically Advanced: 643rdMost Devout: 1,012thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,046thTop
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Most Conservative: 1,667thLargest Black Market: 1,698thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,797thHighest Average Incomes: 1,807thLowest Crime Rates: 1,977thMost Avoided: 2,647thRudest Citizens: 3,030thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,280thHighest Economic Output: 4,597thLargest Insurance Industry: 7,439thTop
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Most Authoritarian: 8,191stLargest Publishing Industry: 9,093rdMost Stationary: 9,781stHighest Poor Incomes: 11,572ndMost Influential: 13,232ndSmartest Citizens: 14,927th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Devout: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 8th in the regionMost Stationary: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Extreme: 13th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Itzlan, children have taken to using semaphore in light of the recent mobile phone ban.
  • : Following new legislation in Itzlan, there is a dearth of space for new houses.
  • : Following new legislation in Itzlan, kitchen patrol is dominated by ten-year-old runts.
  • : Following new legislation in Itzlan, the nation's new foreign policy of 'very disproportionate retribution' has its neighbors on edge.
  • : Following new legislation in Itzlan, the nationalised Arms Manufacturing Industry is not interested in making weapons.
  • : Following new legislation in Itzlan, millions of devastated 7-year-olds are denied astronaut and ballerina training.
  • : Itzlan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Insurance Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Itzlan, dentists routinely perform open heart surgery.
  • : Following new legislation in Itzlan, Itzlan's schoolchildren are manufactured into a segregated bunch of soldiers, religious zealots, and computer technicians.
  • : Following new legislation in Itzlan, all gamers have been drafted into the military despite their lack of upper body strength.

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