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The NationStates of Ichu

“NationStates”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Location: Sweden

Regional Influence: Truckler

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The NationStates of Ichu is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Yodle with an iron fist, and notable for its avant-garde cinema, ubiquitous missile silos, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 9.142 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 Environment 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 97.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Ichuan economy, worth a remarkable 1,809 trillion Coins a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Uranium Mining, Furniture Restoration, Woodchip Exports, and Basket Weaving. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an impressive 197,962 Coins, with the richest citizens earning 5.3 times as much as the poorest.

The military patrols the streets in search of possible secessionists, the statue in the Turnbull Plaza has a solar panel for a hat, the weather in NationStates is always 'pigeons with a chance of droppings', and patriotic parents remind their children to drink plenty of water. 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 eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Yodlism.

Ichu is ranked 221,521st in the world and 12th in Sweden for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring -28.79 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 7thMost Primitive: 173rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 262ndMost Subsidized Industry: 285thMost Advanced Public Transport: 753rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 837thMost Corrupt Governments: 991stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,080thLargest Black Market: 1,202ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,459thLowest Crime Rates: 1,632ndTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 2,495thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,581stLargest Mining Sector: 2,682ndMost Devout: 2,716thLargest Governments: 3,922ndBest Weather: 5,256thHighest Average Incomes: 6,448thMost Efficient Economies: 7,302ndNudest: 7,594thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,449thHighest Economic Output: 8,602ndTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 12,147thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,679thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,761stHighest Poor Incomes: 16,896thMost Conservative: 17,115thMost Authoritarian: 19,098th
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Most Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the region

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