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The Republic of Izaakia

“ˇ‘Tis but a scratch! 🦈”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Location: the South Pacific

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

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The Republic of Izaakia is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Shark Master Zak with an even hand, and notable for its national health service, anti-smoking policies, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 7.14 billion Izaakians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Izaakston. The average income tax rate is 67.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Izaakian economy, worth a remarkable 1,502 trillion Shark Teeth a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 210,433 Shark Teeth, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations, Izaakians are regularly fired for looking at MyFace during their lunch breaks, on-call doctors who check their pagers during movies are banned from cinemas for life, and hundreds of sailors ride the good ship Shark Master Zak day after day. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Izaakia's national animal is the Mako Shark, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Orgiastic Sea Worship.

Izaakia is ranked 15,581st in the world and 499th in the South Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 8,501.55 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Rudest Citizens: 1,395thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,628thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,746thLargest Black Market: 3,311thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,639thMost Influential: 3,908thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,074thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,373rdHighest Average Incomes: 5,727thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,763rdNudest: 5,913thMost Developed: 6,256thSmartest Citizens: 6,420thLargest Retail Industry: 8,257thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,954thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,984thMost Secular: 9,753rdHighest Economic Output: 11,584thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,643rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,795thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,938thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,945thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,295thBest Weather: 13,319thLargest Governments: 13,618thHealthiest Citizens: 13,649thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,943rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,377thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,581stHighest Disposable Incomes: 16,387thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,151stLowest Crime Rates: 19,586thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,210thMost Cultured: 21,237thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21,428thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 23,989th
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Rudest Citizens: 60th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 62nd in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 87th in the regionLargest Black Market: 117th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 127th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 130th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 154th in the regionNudest: 159th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 177th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 203rd in the regionMost Developed: 204th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 229th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 236th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 279th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 291st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 294th in the regionMost Secular: 331st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 334th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 370th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 373rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 389th in the regionLargest Governments: 393rd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 418th in the regionBest Weather: 433rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 438th in the regionLargest Populations: 450th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 469th in the regionMost Influential: 481st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 496th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 499th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 559th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 568th in the regionMost Cultured: 625th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 629th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 640th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 682nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 779th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 803rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 817th in the region

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