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Rudest Citizens: 1,396thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,638thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,797th
The Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
¡‘Tis but a scratch! 🦈
Shark Master Zak
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Izaakia

Population7.178 billion

CapitalIzaakston
LeaderShark Master Zak
FaithOrgiastic Sea Worship

CurrencyShark Tooth
AnimalMako Shark

The Republic of Izaakia is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Shark Master Zak with an even hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, public floggings, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 7.178 billion Izaakians 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Izaakston. The average income tax rate is 67.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Izaakian economy, worth a remarkable 1,510 trillion Shark Teeth a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 210,449 Shark Teeth, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations, Izaakians are regularly fired for looking at MyFace during their lunch breaks, on-call doctors who check their pagers during movies are banned from cinemas for life, and hundreds of sailors ride the good ship Shark Master Zak day after day. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Izaakia's national animal is the Mako Shark, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Orgiastic Sea Worship.

Izaakia is ranked 8,948th in the world and 292nd in the South Pacific for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 1,728.98 Tourists Per Hour.

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Rudest Citizens: 1,396thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,638thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,797thLargest Black Market: 3,314thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,697thMost Influential: 3,837thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,074thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,397thHighest Average Incomes: 5,752ndMost Beautiful Environments: 5,768thNudest: 5,943rdMost Developed: 6,263rdSmartest Citizens: 6,431stLargest Retail Industry: 8,308thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,948thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,020thMost Secular: 9,742ndHighest Economic Output: 11,545thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,711thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,751stLongest Average Lifespans: 11,955thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,981stTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,340thBest Weather: 13,300thLargest Governments: 13,650thHealthiest Citizens: 13,670thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,971stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,482ndMost Advanced Public Education: 15,546thHighest Disposable Incomes: 16,487thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,209thLowest Crime Rates: 19,618thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,250thMost Cultured: 21,220thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21,418thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 24,067th
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 59th in the regionRudest Citizens: 59th in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 89th in the regionLargest Black Market: 120th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 126th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 132nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 152nd in the regionNudest: 155th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 175th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 200th in the regionMost Developed: 203rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 226th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 236th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 278th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 287th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 292nd in the regionMost Secular: 324th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 328th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 366th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 376th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 384th in the regionLargest Governments: 391st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 410th in the regionBest Weather: 425th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 430th in the regionLargest Populations: 445th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 469th in the regionMost Influential: 474th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 494th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 499th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 560th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 561st in the regionMost Cultured: 619th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 634th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 637th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 678th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 772nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 813th in the region

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