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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 10thMost Primitive: 192ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 271st
The Holy Blue Swedish Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
NationStates friend
Yodle
Influence
Diplomat
Home Minister
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Ichu

Population10.521 billion

CapitalNationStates
LeaderYodle
FaithYodlism

CurrencyGold Coin
Animalzombie

The Holy Blue Swedish Empire of Ichu is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Yodle with an iron fist, and remarkable for its public floggings, prohibition of alcohol, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 10.521 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 Healthcare also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of NationStates. The average income tax rate is 98.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Ichuan economy, worth a remarkable 2,231 trillion Gold Coins a year, is highly specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Uranium Mining, Furniture Restoration, Woodchip Exports, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an amazing 212,142 Gold Coins, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 636,427 per year while the poor average 55,234, a ratio of 11.5 to 1.

The government keeps its thumb on the scales of justice, paralegals spend all day Hewlett-Packing attorneys' law briefs, nano-zombies are the current fad sweeping the nation, and you can tell when Ichuans are being snarky by the fact their lips are moving. 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 zombie, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Yodlism.

Ichu is ranked 66,570th in the world and 3rd in Sweden for Most Developed, scoring 60.67 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 10thMost Primitive: 192ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 271stMost Subsidized Industry: 416thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 911thMost Corrupt Governments: 936thMost Advanced Public Transport: 946thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,113thLargest Black Market: 1,290thLowest Crime Rates: 1,389thMost Devout: 1,677thLargest Mining Sector: 1,719thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,943rdTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 2,506thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,771stLargest Governments: 3,499thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,227thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,718thHighest Average Incomes: 5,666thBest Weather: 5,835thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,979thMost Efficient Economies: 6,249thHighest Economic Output: 7,301stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,360thNudest: 8,171stRudest Citizens: 10,430thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 12,438thMost Conservative: 14,515thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,980thHealthiest Citizens: 17,488thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,251st
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ichu, you can tell when Ichuans are being snarky by the fact their lips are moving.
  • : Following new legislation in Ichu, nano-zombies are the current fad sweeping the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Ichu, paralegals spend all day Hewlett-Packing attorneys' law briefs.
  • : Following new legislation in Ichu, the government keeps its thumb on the scales of justice.
  • : Following new legislation in Ichu, orthopaedics patients often have a bounce in their step.
  • : Following new legislation in Ichu, every product goes through extensive safety-testing by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Ichu, the Ichuan Arts Council pays teenagers to sit through opera performances.
  • : Following new legislation in Ichu, a man's 250 square-foot apartment is his castle.
  • : Following new legislation in Ichu, black market eau de toilette is made in bathroom labs across the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Ichu, being able to unblock a u-bend pipe is considered a universally essential skill.

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