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Largest Mining Sector: 45th Most Avoided: 45th Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 49th
The Caliphate of
Corporate Police State
Caliph instead of the Caliph
Regional Influence
Negotiator
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Caliphate of Iznogoud is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Caliph with an iron fist, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, flagrant waste-dumping, and avowedly heterosexual populace. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 30.208 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 15,998 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 529,608 dinars, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,977,379 per year while the poor average 46,549, a ratio of 64.0 to 1.

Nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers, a Scandinavia Tourist Association survey has rated Iznogoud #1 for number twos, the tomato-covered corpses that decorate the capital are a favourite amongst morbid tourists, and drive-by spoilers are an increasingly common crime. 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 424th in the world and 6th in Scandinavia for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 24,890.51 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Largest Mining Sector: 45thMost Avoided: 45thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 49thHighest Economic Output: 70thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 83rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 87thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 87thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 88thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 91stLargest Insurance Industry: 103rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 114thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 117thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 123rdHighest Average Incomes: 128thRudest Citizens: 162ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 168thLargest Populations: 355thMost Corrupt Governments: 421stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 424thLowest Crime Rates: 455thMost Scientifically Advanced: 477thLargest Information Technology Sector: 479thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 555thLargest Retail Industry: 642ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 699thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,045thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 1,808thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,764thMost Influential: 2,818thMost Devout: 3,030thLargest Black Market: 3,816thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,875thFattest Citizens: 5,449thLargest Gambling Industry: 6,647thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,460thLargest Governments: 8,089thMost Stationary: 8,886thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 10,109thMost Pro-Market: 10,530thMost Conservative: 12,224thMost Extreme: 16,108th
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Conservative: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Iznogoud, drive-by spoilers are an increasingly common crime.
  • : Iznogoud was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Following new legislation in Iznogoud, the tomato-covered corpses that decorate the capital are a favourite amongst morbid tourists.
  • : Following new legislation in Iznogoud, a Scandinavia Tourist Association survey has rated Iznogoud #1 for number twos.
  • : Following new legislation in Iznogoud, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers.
  • : Following new legislation in Iznogoud, women who can do math in their head are burned for witchcraft.
  • : Following new legislation in Iznogoud, forecasts predict rains of loose lead and mortar shells for the next six weeks.
  • : Iznogoud was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Iznogoud was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Following new legislation in Iznogoud, denied drugs and entertainment the nation's youth are taking to petty crime to alleviate their boredom.

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