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Most Avoided: 49th Largest Mining Sector: 49th Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 54th
The Caliphate of
Corporate Police State
Caliph instead of the Caliph
Regional Influence
Negotiator
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Caliphate of Iznogoud is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Caliph with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, strictly enforced bedtime, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 30.748 billion Iznogoudians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The minute, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Social Policy and Environment not funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Baghdad. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Iznogoudian economy, worth an astonishing 16,275 trillion dinars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is a breathtaking 529,321 dinars, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,975,767 per year while the poor average 46,524, a ratio of 64.0 to 1.

No personal detail is too tiny for the suede-denim census police, commemorative mugs remembering last year's Black Friday Crockery Riots are a best seller this year, cinemas play art-house movies to ever-shrinking audiences as film critics rule the industry, and the newly revamped army is so eager for action that it has trouble keeping the peace. 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. Iznogoud's national animal is the camel, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is a major religion.

Iznogoud is ranked 150,972nd in the world and 48th in Scandinavia for Highest Crime Rates, with 1.28 Crimes Per Hour.

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Most Avoided: 49thLargest Mining Sector: 49thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 54thHighest Economic Output: 68thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 89thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 90thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 91stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 93rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 94thLargest Insurance Industry: 102ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 119thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 121stHighest Average Incomes: 125thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 128thLargest Agricultural Sector: 179thRudest Citizens: 215thLargest Populations: 351stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 414thMost Corrupt Governments: 433rdLowest Crime Rates: 472ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 545thMost Scientifically Advanced: 548thLargest Information Technology Sector: 564thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 665thLargest Retail Industry: 721stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,020thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 1,759thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,600thMost Influential: 2,827thMost Devout: 2,997thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,621stLargest Black Market: 3,739thFattest Citizens: 4,916thLargest Gambling Industry: 5,940thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6,552ndTop
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Largest Governments: 7,595thMost Conservative: 8,042ndMost Pro-Market: 8,974thSmartest Citizens: 9,993rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,917thMost Extreme: 12,945th
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Most Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Conservative: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Avoided: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Extreme: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the region

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