The Republic of Itanland
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Location: The North Pacific
Regional Influence: Shoeshiner
The Republic of Itanland is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Ruben with a fair hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, compulsory vegetarianism, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 13.2 billion Itanlandians 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, corrupt, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Itandon. The average income tax rate is 71.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Itanlandian economy, worth a remarkable 3,648 trillion Itans a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 276,387 Itans, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.
Mothers are routinely abandoning their children in the name of women's rights, the government is attempting to revitalize a gutted private sector, employers are never quite sure if graduates' qualifications have any merit or meaning, and Itandon spends billions upgrading public transport. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Itanland's national animal is the Cow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Itanland, Itandon spends billions upgrading public transport.
- : Following new legislation in Itanland, employers are never quite sure if graduates' qualifications have any merit or meaning.
- : Following new legislation in Itanland, the government is attempting to revitalize a gutted private sector.
- : Itanland voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Quebecshire".
- : Itanland voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Convicted Voters".
- : Following new legislation in Itanland, mothers are routinely abandoning their children in the name of women's rights.
- : Following new legislation in Itanland, Itanlandians submit requests for a date in writing with an enclosed RSVP card.
- : Following new legislation in Itanland, internet moderator is one of the most popular jobs among the nation's more socially awkward citizens.
- : Following new legislation in Itanland, restaurants are required to specify whether their toilet paper was made in Itanland.
- : Following new legislation in Itanland, urban graffiti is hand-calligraphed in perfectly kerned elegant fonts.
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