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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 65th Most Corrupt Governments: 107th Largest Information Technology Sector: 125th
The Holy Theocracy of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Holy Luna, above all else.
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Itzlan

Population8.92 billion

CapitalNight's Watch
LeaderHigh Saint Aslan Adonai
FaithThe Lunar Cult

CurrencySilver Fox
AnimalItzlanian Ice Fox

The Holy Theocracy of Itzlan is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by High Saint Aslan Adonai with an iron fist, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, pith helmet sales, and avant-garde cinema. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 8.92 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 tiny, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Environment, Education, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Night's Watch. The average income tax rate is 3.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Itzlanian economy, worth a remarkable 2,483 trillion Silver Foxes 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 Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, 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 278,409 Silver Foxes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.4 times as much as the poorest.

Contestants on Itzlan's Got Talent are screened by the government to make sure that they actually have talent, every worker receives exactly the same pay regardless of productivity, the phrase 'spreading like wildfire' is no longer in the public lexicon, and government employees from Itzlan dominate international lumberjack competitions. 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 Itzlanian Ice Fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Lunar Cult.

Itzlan is ranked 44,655th in the world and 40th in Renegade Islands Alliance for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero Valid Endorsements.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 65thMost Corrupt Governments: 107thLargest Information Technology Sector: 125thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 212thMost Devout: 251stHighest Disposable Incomes: 878thLargest Mining Sector: 1,057thLowest Crime Rates: 1,343rdLargest Black Market: 1,345thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,817thHighest Average Incomes: 1,830thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2,887thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,005thHighest Economic Output: 3,737thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,275thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,883rdMost Authoritarian: 6,922ndMost Stationary: 8,160thLargest Insurance Industry: 8,425thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,476thTop
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Most Conservative: 10,537thMost Influential: 12,394thMost Extreme: 15,008thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,602ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,578th
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Extreme: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionMost Conservative: 5th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 9th in the regionLargest Populations: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Itzlan, government employees from Itzlan dominate international lumberjack competitions.
  • : Following new legislation in Itzlan, the phrase 'spreading like wildfire' is no longer in the public lexicon.
  • : Following new legislation in Itzlan, every worker receives exactly the same pay regardless of productivity.
  • : Following new legislation in Itzlan, contestants on Itzlan's Got Talent are screened by the government to make sure that they actually have talent.
  • : Following new legislation in Itzlan, the children of Itzlan are often remarked upon for their cheery attitude to extreme violence.
  • : Following new legislation in Itzlan, Itzlan's free colleges struggle to maintain standards in the face of overwhelming demand.
  • : Following new legislation in Itzlan, pro-democracy protesters are shot on sight by state police.
  • : Following new legislation in Itzlan, the government has declared victoria over the cheese menace.
  • : Following new legislation in Itzlan, serial commas clarify the relationship between one's lackeys, the taxpayers, and kinsfolk.
  • : Following new legislation in Itzlan, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news.

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