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The Republic of Istream

“Justice, Piety, Loyalty”

Category: Moralistic Democracy
Civil Rights:
Rare
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Good

Location: Artificial Solar System

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

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The Republic of Istream is a colossal, safe nation, remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, pith helmet sales, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 6.621 billion Istreamians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, moralistic government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Education and Law & Order also on the agenda. The average income tax rate is 29.6%.

The strong Istreamian economy, worth 423 trillion pounds a year, is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Furniture Restoration, and Information Technology. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 63,971 pounds, with the richest citizens earning 5.2 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens cannot change their light bulbs without approval from an international committee, armed war-criminals gain asylum if deemed 'fabulous' enough, the nation has nearly as many history museums as Istreamians, and books are often used as kindling. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Istream's national animal is the panther, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Istream is ranked 138,346th in the world and 1,841st in Artificial Solar System for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 65.04 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Most Armed: 5,894thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 18,680thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,981stMost Rebellious Youth: 21,708th
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Most Armed: 46th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 164th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 170th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 177th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 187th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 223rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 234th in the regionTop
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Highest Food Quality: 312th in the regionBest Weather: 335th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 387th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 438th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 460th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 475th in the region

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