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The Grand Duchy of Iote

“Harsh, but Just”

Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Location: The North Pacific

Regional Influence: Hatchling


The Grand Duchy of Iote is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 889 million Ioteans enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Macedon. The average income tax rate is 82.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Iotean economy, worth 89.8 trillion Hautecleres a year, is highly specialized and led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 100,980 Hautecleres, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The army lures cannon fodder with promises of a college education, faithful allies are always valued, prolonged government investigations are a common revenge tactic among spurned significant others, and the new national campaign exhorts men to "Show Some Class - Don't Sit On Your Ass". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Iote's national animal is the Flying Kangaroo, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Iote is ranked 208,868th in the world and 9,413th in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -139.74 on the Hayek Index.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 620thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 4,159thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,544thNicest Citizens: 5,605thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,197thMost Secular: 6,564thMost Inclusive: 8,056thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,078thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,491stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,879thMost Pacifist: 9,522ndSafest: 10,184thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,685thMost Cultured: 10,867thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 12,047thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,107thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,129thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,594thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,665thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,959thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,882ndBest Weather: 15,035thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,884thSmartest Citizens: 16,548thLargest Governments: 16,621stLowest Crime Rates: 19,485th
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 27th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 205th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 240th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 331st in the regionNicest Citizens: 334th in the regionMost Secular: 354th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 368th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 419th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 472nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 499th in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 551st in the regionMost Cultured: 551st in the regionSafest: 554th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 568th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 578th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 594th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 640th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 667th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 682nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 685th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 731st in the regionLargest Governments: 812th in the regionBest Weather: 851st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 874th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 876th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 985th in the region

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