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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 115thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 171stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 394th
The New Rothish Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
For the Great Green North/För sei Grooten Grœnen Norğa!
Influence
Auxiliary
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Ionalands

Population3.163 billion

CapitalMarksburg
LeaderHer Majesty Queen Astrid I
FaithAtheism

CurrencyRjoğmark
AnimalMute Swan

The New Rothish Empire of Ionalands is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Her Majesty Queen Astrid I with an iron fist, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, state-planned economy, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 3.163 billion Roths 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Education also on the agenda, while Environment and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Marksburg. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 91.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Rothish economy, worth a remarkable 1,351 trillion Rjoğmarks 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. 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 amazing 427,319 Rjoğmarks, with the richest citizens earning 6.0 times as much as the poorest.

Vast amounts of energy are expended moving water to hilltop lakes, the diplomatic corps stinks, trespassers entering Her Majesty Queen Astrid I's office are immediately vaporized, and bread-gangs raid restaurant waste bins to stockpile uneaten rolls. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ionalands's national animal is the Mute Swan, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Atheism.

Ionalands is ranked 3,060th in the world and 6th in Novus Lucidum for Largest Governments, scoring 46.28 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 115thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 171stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 394thMost Secular: 579thHighest Average Incomes: 586thMost Armed: 701stMost Corrupt Governments: 713thLargest Agricultural Sector: 727thMost Avoided: 879thLargest Mining Sector: 1,018thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,222ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,242ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,283rdLargest Black Market: 1,350thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,629thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,664thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,794thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,970thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,027thRudest Citizens: 2,069thMost Efficient Economies: 2,074thFattest Citizens: 2,243rdTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2,945thLargest Governments: 3,060thSmartest Citizens: 5,659thLowest Crime Rates: 5,861stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,327thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,656thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,899thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6,904thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7,289thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,419thLargest Retail Industry: 7,567thMost Influential: 8,106thMost Developed: 8,884thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 11,851stHighest Economic Output: 12,329thMost Conservative: 20,014th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionMost Conservative: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ionalands was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Fattest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Ionalands, bread-gangs raid restaurant waste bins to stockpile uneaten rolls.
  • : Following new legislation in Ionalands, trespassers entering Her Majesty Queen Astrid I's office are immediately vaporized.
  • : Following new legislation in Ionalands, the diplomatic corps stinks.
  • : Following new legislation in Ionalands, vast amounts of energy are expended moving water to hilltop lakes.
  • : Following new legislation in Ionalands, anti-vaxxers claim that injected children are prone to psychotic breaks when they see the 'Queen of Diamonds' playing card.
  • : Following new legislation in Ionalands, the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources.
  • : Following new legislation in Ionalands, the Mute Swan is protected from hunting and slowly coming back from the brink of extinction.
  • : Following new legislation in Ionalands, military officers are given medals for disobeying orders.
  • : Following new legislation in Ionalands, children are often punished for the sins of the fathers.

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Endorsements Received: 4 » Scalesburg, The Arken, New Nationale Einheit, and Cauva.

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