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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 8thMost Primitive: 162ndMost Subsidized Industry: 270th
The NationStates of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
NationStates
Yodle
Influence
Vassal
Home Minister
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Ichu

Population8.865 billion

CapitalNationStates
LeaderYodle
FaithYodlism

CurrencyCoin
Animaleagle

The NationStates of Ichu is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Yodle with an iron fist, and remarkable for its fear of technology, public floggings, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 8.865 billion Ichuans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized morass — is primarily concerned with Law & Order, with Administration, Industry, and Environment also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of NationStates. The average income tax rate is 97.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Ichuan economy, worth a remarkable 1,744 trillion Coins a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Uranium Mining, Furniture Restoration, Woodchip Exports, and Basket Weaving. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an impressive 196,733 Coins, with the richest citizens earning 5.3 times as much as the poorest.

Yodle is worshipped as a god, one lone government employee can be seen hunting for the elusive stray white dog, students who refuse to pray are expelled from school, and the nation operates a "finders-keepers" policy with other nations' citizens. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ichu's national animal is the eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Yodlism.

Ichu is ranked 204,741st in the world and 12th in Sweden for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 12.71 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 8thMost Primitive: 162ndMost Subsidized Industry: 270thMost Ignorant Citizens: 281stMost Advanced Public Transport: 747thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 758thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,006thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,063rdLargest Black Market: 1,213thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,543rdLowest Crime Rates: 1,650thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 2,440thMost Devout: 2,686thLargest Mining Sector: 2,724thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,059thLargest Governments: 3,878thBest Weather: 5,147thHighest Average Incomes: 6,539thMost Efficient Economies: 7,132ndNudest: 7,292ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,258thHighest Economic Output: 8,859thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 12,330thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,477thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,727thMost Conservative: 15,655thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,530thMost Authoritarian: 17,867th
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Largest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ichu, the nation operates a "finders-keepers" policy with other nations' citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Ichu, students who refuse to pray are expelled from school.
  • : Following new legislation in Ichu, one lone government employee can be seen hunting for the elusive stray white dog.
  • : Following new legislation in Ichu, Yodle is worshipped as a god.
  • : Following new legislation in Ichu, the government is giving peace a chance.
  • : Ichu was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Ichu, minefields are being deployed along the border to discourage potential emigrants from trying to leave.
  • : Following new legislation in Ichu, Brancaland has gifted over nine thousand putrid moose carcasses to Ichu as a reminder of their "special relationship".
  • : Following new legislation in Ichu, the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall.
  • : Following new legislation in Ichu, all weapon research has been banned.

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