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Most Valuable International Artwork: 179thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 755thHighest Crime Rates: 906th
The Eternal Union of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Cadere Vivere, Et Vivere In Aeternum
King Pedro Noltensmeier I
Influence
Apprentice
La Migra
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Ice States

Population3.632 billion

CapitalSouthport City
LeaderKing Pedro Noltensmeier I
FaithThe Order of Klyprer

CurrencyDevonian Aier
AnimalEagle

The Eternal Union of The Ice States is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by King Pedro Noltensmeier I with an iron fist, and remarkable for its frequent executions, strictly enforced bedtime, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.632 billion Icers 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, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Industry, with Defense and Administration also on the agenda, while Welfare and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Southport City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Ice economy, worth 611 trillion Devonian Aiers a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Uranium Mining, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 168,325 Devonian Aiers, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,110,548 per year while the poor average 9,881, a ratio of 112 to 1.

Reams of paperwork signed in triplicate have taken the magic out of magic, creative compliance measures ensure that high-ranking officials live in luxury while the country's coffers collect cobwebs, burial ceremonies have become as routinised as tax forms, and sales of superhero insurance have skyrocketed after the government abandoned the police in favor of vigilantes. Crime is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Ice States's national animal is the Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Order of Klyprer.

The Ice States is ranked 300,390th in the world and 102nd in Greater Dienstad for Most Inclusive, scoring 7.08 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 179thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 755thHighest Crime Rates: 906thMost Avoided: 983rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,091stLargest Retail Industry: 1,161stMost Primitive: 1,241stFattest Citizens: 1,303rdLargest Gambling Industry: 1,522ndLargest Insurance Industry: 1,571stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,727thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,985thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,061stMost Armed: 2,067thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,613thMost Devout: 2,761stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,780thTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,785thLargest Mining Sector: 3,962ndMost Efficient Economies: 4,618thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,963rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,974thRudest Citizens: 5,624thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,241stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,439thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,334thNudest: 10,436thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,166thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 16,112thMost Patriotic: 16,292ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16,503rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 21,757thMost Influential: 25,674th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionNudest: 2nd in the regionMost Primitive: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionMost Devout: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionFattest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionRudest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 9th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 10th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 3 » Alasoka, Castille de Italia, and Lamoni.

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