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The Empire of Ip Mania

“A one thousand mile journey starts with a single step”

Category: New York Times Democracy
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Location: Balder

Regional Influence: Minnow


The Empire of Ip Mania is a colossal, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, smutty television, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, democratic, devout population of 5.307 billion Dúnedain enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arnor. The average income tax rate is 61.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Númenórean economy, worth 646 trillion Lotus Flowers a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 121,787 Lotus Flowers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Orthopaedics patients often have a bounce in their step, minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home, financial investors are noting a boom in artillery, and hospitals fear government fines more than terrorist ransoms. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ip Mania's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Ip Mania is ranked 156,280th in the world and 3,883rd in Balder for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 176.79 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 4,309thMost Cultured: 8,507thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,700thHighest Food Quality: 12,128thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 13,393rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,858thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,060thMost Developed: 14,506thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,546thLowest Crime Rates: 16,627thMost Efficient Economies: 17,044thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,988thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,213thMost Inclusive: 19,460thHealthiest Citizens: 19,643rdMost Beautiful Environments: 20,153rdMost Subsidized Industry: 20,191stSmartest Citizens: 20,850thMost Advanced Public Education: 22,493rdSafest: 25,251stHighest Average Incomes: 25,418thMost Valuable International Artwork: 25,761st
Largest Agricultural Sector: 164th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 419th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 637th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 637th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 645th in the region

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