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The Empire of Ice and Tinian

“Sorry not sorry.” Icelus

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The North Pacific


Ice and Tinian

Population9.582 billion

CapitalCapital City

AnimalHoney Badger

The Empire of Ice and Tinian is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Icelus with an even hand, and notable for its infamous sell-swords, ubiquitous missile silos, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 9.582 billion Ice and Tinians 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, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capital City. The average income tax rate is 32.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ice and Tinianian economy, worth a remarkable 1,680 trillion Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 175,345 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government prides itself on being smug and condescending to idiots, industry tycoons rarely hide their misdeeds due to the government's habit of bailing them out, rugby players that knock each other over always stop to make sure the other fellow is okay, and fishermen take out second mortgages to afford the yearly fishing permit. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ice and Tinian's national animal is the Honey Badger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Ecclesiarchy.

Ice and Tinian is ranked 100,033rd in the world and 4,508th in The North Pacific for Nudest, with 132.5 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 308thMost Influential: 561stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,282ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,195thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 3,012thHealthiest Citizens: 3,374thLargest Black Market: 4,279thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,483rdLongest Average Lifespans: 4,587thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,581stBest Weather: 6,258thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,731stLargest Publishing Industry: 6,885thMost Developed: 7,341stLowest Crime Rates: 7,355thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,146thSmartest Citizens: 8,859thLargest Retail Industry: 9,016thHighest Average Incomes: 9,031stHighest Economic Output: 9,434thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,718thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,282ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,784thTop
Most Stationary: 11,558thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,151stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,086thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,869thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,250thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,531stMost Secular: 16,136thMost Cultured: 17,788thLargest Governments: 19,056thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 19,444thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 20,609thLargest Mining Sector: 20,708thRudest Citizens: 21,861stMost Efficient Economies: 21,975th
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 55th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 99th in the regionTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 159th in the regionMost Influential: 185th in the regionLargest Black Market: 186th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 207th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 239th in the regionMost Stationary: 260th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 275th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 293rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 302nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 310th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 323rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 345th in the regionBest Weather: 358th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 370th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 434th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 440th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 449th in the regionMost Developed: 451st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 500th in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 505th in the regionLargest Populations: 511th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 534th in the regionRudest Citizens: 548th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 554th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 563rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 590th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 603rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 689th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 740th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 792nd in the regionMost Secular: 835th in the regionMost Cultured: 901st in the regionLargest Governments: 937th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 942nd in the region

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