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Most Ignorant Citizens: 4,900thMost Conservative: 6,874thMost Devout: 8,800th
The Holy Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Habebimus nostram vindictam
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Itsik

Population312 million

Currencysou
Animalwolf

The Holy Empire of Itsik is a huge, orderly nation, notable for its enslaved workforce, complete lack of prisons, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 312 million Itsikais 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 enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Spirituality, and Law & Order. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 67.9%.

The Itsikian economy, worth 16.1 trillion sous a year, is highly specialized and led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Arms Manufacturing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 51,564 sous, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 215,154 per year while the poor average 8,066, a ratio of 26.7 to 1.

Insanely good theatre productions face government censorship, mathematicians are hated by children across the country, people choose marriage partners by buying a lottery ticket, and children playing with walkie-talkies are told to 'get a job'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Itsik's national animal is the wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Itsik is ranked 114,592nd in the world and 206th in Spiritus for Lowest Crime Rates, with 61.76 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 4,900thMost Conservative: 6,874thMost Devout: 8,800thMost Avoided: 11,263rdTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 12,376thMost Authoritarian: 12,620thMost Primitive: 13,250thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,255thMost Corrupt Governments: 16,102ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,886thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 20,875th
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Conservative: 12th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14th in the regionTop
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Most Primitive: 16th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 19th in the regionMost Avoided: 20th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 27th in the regionMost Devout: 28th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Itsik's influence in Spiritus rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Itsik was endorsed by The Simulnation of Matrixulated.
  • : Following new legislation in Itsik, children playing with walkie-talkies are told to 'get a job'.
  • : Itsik voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom Of Association".
  • : Itsik endorsed The Exiled Immortal Empire of Oblitus Terras.
  • : Itsik was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
  • : Itsik was endorsed by The Exiled Immortal Empire of Oblitus Terras.
  • : Itsik was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Itsik was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Itsik was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Authoritarian and the Top 10% for Largest Mining Sector.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 3 » The Salaxalans, Oblitus Terras, and Matrixulated.

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