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Most Pro-Market: 617th Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 622nd Highest Crime Rates: 3,734th
The Interactive Community of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Johan Vult!
Regional Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Few

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The Interactive Community of Paradox is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by His Majesty Johan Andersson with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, complete lack of public education, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 12.559 billion Paradoxians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The tiny, pro-business government prioritizes Spirituality, with Defense, Industry, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Welfare and Healthcare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Johan's Burg. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.0%.

The very strong Paradoxian economy, worth 297 trillion Paradox Points a year, is quite specialized and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Woodchip Exports, Gambling, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 23,725 Paradox Points, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 230,034 per year while the poor average 118, a ratio of 1,948 to 1.

Scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway, mining is the nation's most dangerous occupation, citizens must pay to enjoy Paradox's pristine beaches, and His Majesty Johan Andersson has just been declared ruler of Paradox in an international press conference. Crime is a major problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Paradox's national animal is the Platypus, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Paradox is ranked 3,734th in the world and 4th in Paradoxia for Highest Crime Rates, with 24.82 Crimes Per Hour.

Top
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Most Pro-Market: 617thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 622ndTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 3,734thTop
10%
Largest Populations: 8,880thFattest Citizens: 10,864thMost Avoided: 13,676thMost Armed: 15,079th
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : Paradox's influence in Paradoxia rose from "Newcomer" to "Apprentice".
  • : Paradox relocated from Osiris to Paradoxia.
  • : Paradox altered its national flag.
  • : Paradox was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Paradox ceased to exist in Paradoxia.
  • : Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • : Paradox's influence in Paradoxia rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Paradox's influence in Paradoxia fell from "Apprentice" to "Squire".

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