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Largest Insurance Industry: 2,146thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,441stMost Influential: 3,562nd
The Ilyan Province of
Authoritarian Democracy
Hali For The Lūvā
Margaret Cosworth
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Jaktoko 2

Population5.34 billion

CapitalLeiston
LeaderMargaret Cosworth
FaithN-A

CurrencyThe Credit Pound
AnimalJaktoko Cat

The Ilyan Province of Jaktoko 2 is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Margaret Cosworth with an even hand, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, ritual sacrifices, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 5.34 billion Jaktokons are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Leiston. The average income tax rate is 68.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient A Jaktokoan economy, worth a remarkable 1,005 trillion The Credit Pounds 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, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. 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 impressive 188,374 The Credit Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

It's rare to find an unchewed pencil, mass shootings have become the new normal, children dream of becoming physicians and physicists, and parents must choose their children's names from a government-mandated master list. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Jaktoko 2's national animal is the Jaktoko Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is N-A.

Jaktoko 2 is ranked 34,731st in the world and 113th in United Kingdom for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 282,562 Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 2,146thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 3,441stMost Influential: 3,562ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,792ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,279thMost Patriotic: 4,490thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,491stLargest Black Market: 6,849thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,090thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,228thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,567thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,085thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,270thHighest Average Incomes: 9,399thHealthiest Citizens: 10,137thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10,855thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,648thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,849thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,187thMost Developed: 12,700thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,849thBest Weather: 13,097thLowest Crime Rates: 13,796thLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,947thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 16,055thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,795thMost Efficient Economies: 18,950thMost Inclusive: 19,451stLargest Governments: 20,226thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22,693rdMost Subsidized Industry: 23,250thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23,449thHighest Economic Output: 24,060thHighest Food Quality: 26,856thMost Advanced Public Education: 26,866thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 27,107th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 14th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionMost Patriotic: 16th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18th in the regionLargest Black Market: 18th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 21st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 23rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 27th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 28th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 33rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 34th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 35th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 39th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 39th in the regionBest Weather: 47th in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 49th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 50th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 50th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 54th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 56th in the regionMost Developed: 61st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 62nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 68th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 74th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 75th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 75th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 81st in the regionLargest Governments: 88th in the region

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