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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 255thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 264thLargest Information Technology Sector: 649th
The United Imperial States of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
We would rather fight than be a coward
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Ivorica

Population6.421 billion

CapitalNew Columbus
LeaderMark Johnson
FaithBunch of religions

CurrencyIvorican Dollars
AnimalEagle

The United Imperial States of Ivorica is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Mark Johnson with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, sprawling nuclear power plants, and aversion to nipples. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 6.421 billion Ivoricans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The relatively small, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Industry, Law & Order, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Columbus. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 76.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Ivorican economy, worth a remarkable 2,380 trillion Ivorican Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 370,770 Ivorican Dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,078,457 per year while the poor average 100,839, a ratio of 10.7 to 1.

Graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation', anti-government web sites are springing up, rumours have it that a secret police is responsible for the recent spate of missing persons, and extraordinary rendition is nothing out of the ordinary. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ivorica's national animal is the Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Bunch of religions.

Ivorica is ranked 2,924th in the world and 1st in Lezra for Most Developed, scoring 96.39 on the Human Development Index.

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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 255thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 264thLargest Information Technology Sector: 649thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 917thMost Scientifically Advanced: 918thHighest Average Incomes: 974thLargest Black Market: 1,143rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,415thRudest Citizens: 1,564thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,733rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,973rdTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 2,169thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,355thMost Efficient Economies: 2,510thMost Secular: 2,649thSmartest Citizens: 2,653rdMost Developed: 2,924thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,137thLargest Governments: 4,978thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,015thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,424thHighest Economic Output: 5,863rdHealthiest Citizens: 5,975thLowest Crime Rates: 6,246thMost Inclusive: 7,390thMost Avoided: 7,712thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,862ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,221stHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,613thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,342ndMost Armed: 9,422ndTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 11,994thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12,615thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,733rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,811thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,513th
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Smartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ivorica, extraordinary rendition is nothing out of the ordinary.
  • : Following new legislation in Ivorica, rumours have it that a secret police is responsible for the recent spate of missing persons.
  • : Following new legislation in Ivorica, anti-government web sites are springing up.
  • : Following new legislation in Ivorica, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation'.
  • : Following new legislation in Ivorica, no one believes anything until it has been strenuously tested and peer-reviewed.
  • : Following new legislation in Ivorica, the skeletons of lost tourists litter the ground of the Great Ivorican Desert.
  • : Following new legislation in Ivorica, military spending is on the increase.
  • : Following new legislation in Ivorica, all government communication requires the imprimatur of the Truth Police.
  • : Following new legislation in Ivorica, advertisers scramble to sponsor the broadcast of Mark Johnson's most personal functions.
  • : Following new legislation in Ivorica, the citizenship exam requires years of study to actually pass.

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