by Max Barry

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 122ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 193rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 283rd
The New Rothish Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
For the Great Green North/För sei Grooten Grœnen Norğa!
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population2.653 billion

LeaderHer Majesty Queen Astrid I

AnimalMute Swan

The New Rothish Empire of Ionalands is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Her Majesty Queen Astrid I with an iron fist, and renowned for its otherworldly petting zoo, infamous sell-swords, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.653 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, although Law & Order, Education, and Industry are also considered important, while Environment and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Marksburg. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 87.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Rothish economy, worth a remarkable 1,072 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 404,344 Rjoğmarks, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,732,388 per year while the poor average 22,128, a ratio of 123 to 1.

Wilderness-dwelling hermits are surprised to find railway stations on their front doorsteps, taxi drivers seem less xenophobic these days, summer science camps are regularly raided by narcotics police, and Red Cross demand for body bags is rising while sutures go unused. 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 is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Atheism.

Ionalands is ranked 4,877th in the world and 7th in Novus Lucidum for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 7,789.23 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 122ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 193rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 283rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 453rdMost Secular: 631stHighest Average Incomes: 698thMost Armed: 748thMost Corrupt Governments: 805thLargest Agricultural Sector: 861stMost Avoided: 896thLargest Mining Sector: 976thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,147thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,392ndLargest Black Market: 1,642ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,687thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,779thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,871stMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,043rdTop
Fattest Citizens: 2,179thRudest Citizens: 2,367thMost Efficient Economies: 2,456thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,493rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,386thLargest Governments: 3,560thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,877thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6,721stLowest Crime Rates: 6,913thSmartest Citizens: 7,303rdLargest Retail Industry: 7,318thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,567thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8,394thMost Influential: 8,934thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,409thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9,861stTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 12,019thHighest Economic Output: 15,584thMost Conservative: 16,747thMost Developed: 17,385th
Most Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Secular: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the region

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