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The Lovable Larrikin of Istillian

“Little by little, one travels far.”

Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
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Location: Europeia

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Lovable Larrikin of Istillian is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Fornost Erain with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, complete lack of prisons, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 12.289 billion Istillian's are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business government is primarily concerned with Industry, with Defense, Administration, and Education also on the agenda, while Welfare and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Irminsul. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Istillian economy, worth a remarkable 2,366 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 192,540 dollars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,744,317 per year while the poor average 2,505, a ratio of 696 to 1.

Vast amounts of energy are expended moving water to hilltop lakes, a little pushing and pulling is needed for big ships to pass, jury duty means front row seats to a spectacular show, and every fourth child is born with flippers instead of hands. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Istillian's national animal is the Thylacine, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Thybelieve.

Istillian is ranked 255,150th in the world and 1,026th in Europeia for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -15.17 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 217thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 490thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 750thMost Armed: 1,262ndHighest Crime Rates: 1,374thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,890thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,125thLargest Retail Industry: 2,218thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 3,633rdMost Rebellious Youth: 3,639thMost Efficient Economies: 3,944thRudest Citizens: 4,160thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,165thMost Cultured: 5,904thMost Influential: 6,151stMost Subsidized Industry: 6,368thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,448thMost Secular: 6,791stHighest Food Quality: 7,249thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,542ndHighest Economic Output: 7,790thHighest Average Incomes: 8,183rdMost Inclusive: 10,101stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,423rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 12,549thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 13,053rdSmartest Citizens: 13,534thLargest Gambling Industry: 16,388thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,794thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19,535thLargest Agricultural Sector: 20,208thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 20,221stMost Patriotic: 20,686thMost Pro-Market: 21,548thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 24,026thHealthiest Citizens: 25,298th
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 4th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 11th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 12th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 12th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 13th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 19th in the regionRudest Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 28th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 36th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 37th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 37th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 38th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 47th in the regionTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 54th in the regionMost Secular: 54th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 62nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 65th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 66th in the regionMost Cultured: 66th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 68th in the regionLargest Black Market: 74th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 76th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 77th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 83rd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 85th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 88th in the regionMost Patriotic: 90th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 101st in the regionMost Inclusive: 102nd in the region

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