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The Republic of Itanland


Category: New York Times Democracy
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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.

Itanland is ranked 168,398th in the world and 6,311th in The North Pacific for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 2.11 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Inclusive: 238thMost Secular: 251stBest Weather: 354thMost Pacifist: 388thMost Beautiful Environments: 501stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 575thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 617thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 785thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,092ndLargest Retail Industry: 1,130thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,139thMost Influential: 1,186thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,338thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,495thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,582ndNicest Citizens: 1,728thMost Efficient Economies: 1,747thLowest Crime Rates: 1,872ndMost Cultured: 1,898thHealthiest Citizens: 1,936thMost Developed: 2,058thSmartest Citizens: 2,088thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,147thTop
Largest Governments: 2,547thHighest Average Incomes: 2,646thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,244thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,501stHighest Economic Output: 3,535thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,005thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,140thRudest Citizens: 5,297thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,098thSafest: 6,930thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,358thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,621stHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,066thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 14,156thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,951stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,838thLargest Populations: 20,949thMost Stationary: 21,964thMost Advanced Public Transport: 23,518th
Most Secular: 11th in the regionMost Inclusive: 16th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 23rd in the regionBest Weather: 24th in the regionMost Pacifist: 27th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 31st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 38th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 50th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 61st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 63rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 75th in the regionMost Cultured: 93rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 96th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 99th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 106th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 107th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 107th in the regionNicest Citizens: 121st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 122nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 122nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 122nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 124th in the regionMost Developed: 126th in the regionLargest Governments: 141st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 166th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 261st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 274th in the regionRudest Citizens: 281st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 308th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 309th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 326th in the regionSafest: 394th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 406th in the regionLargest Populations: 449th in the regionMost Influential: 463rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 471st in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 525th in the regionMost Stationary: 621st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 728th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 794th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 863rd in the region

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