by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 283rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 765thMost Influential: 836th
The Pink Holy Lucky Christmas of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Moon, Friendship, NationStates, Brains
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population3.049 billion

LeaderSanta Claus

CurrencyCandy Cane Gold Bar

The Pink Holy Lucky Christmas of Izern is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Santa Claus with an even hand, and notable for its infamous sell-swords, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working population of 3.049 billion Santa Clauses 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 government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Yggdrassil. The average income tax rate is 78.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Izernian economy, worth 449 trillion Candy Cane Gold Bars a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 147,402 Candy Cane Gold Bars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate, nature magazines featuring stick insects on their covers are sometimes mistaken for fashion magazines, there's a hole in the heart of every Izernian city, and billions of Candy Cane Gold Bars are being blown on orbital weapons development. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Izern's national animal is the Bat, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Athyism.

Izern is ranked 15,068th in the world and 648th in The North Pacific for Safest, scoring 116.49 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 283rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 765thMost Influential: 836thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 6,396thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,488thMost Developed: 10,655thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,221stMost Secular: 11,493rdSmartest Citizens: 12,330thMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,586thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,949thMost Inclusive: 14,338thTop
Largest Retail Industry: 14,896thSafest: 15,068thHighest Food Quality: 15,312thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,829thMost Efficient Economies: 15,880thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,144thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,503rdLongest Average Lifespans: 17,913thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,996thLargest Governments: 18,385thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,198thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,376thMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,314thHighest Average Tax Rates: 21,759thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23,004thHighest Average Incomes: 23,334thHealthiest Citizens: 24,018thNicest Citizens: 24,757thLowest Crime Rates: 26,011thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 26,545thMost Cultured: 26,912thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 27,989thBest Weather: 28,532nd
Most Valuable International Artwork: 85th in the regionMost Influential: 163rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 175th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 264th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 320th in the regionMost Secular: 367th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 414th in the regionMost Average: 428th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 450th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 480th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 483rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 506th in the regionMost Developed: 538th in the regionRudest Citizens: 554th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 576th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 583rd in the region

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