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The Federal Republic of Ihese

“Facta non verba”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific



Population356 million


Currencyihesic corona

The Federal Republic of Ihese is a huge, genial nation, renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 356 million Ihesics love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vissette. The average income tax rate is 79.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong ihesic economy, worth 26.1 trillion ihesic coronas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Information Technology. Average income is 73,432 ihesic coronas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field, all judiciary cases are decided in the court of public opinion, the government is pouring money into 'Operation Enduring Democracy', and X-Files ratings have hit an all-time low. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ihese's national animal is the bee, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Ihese is ranked 144,930th in the world and 7,847th in The North Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 7.6 Obesity Rate.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,453rdTop
Most Secular: 2,584thMost Influential: 4,518thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,312thTop
Safest: 10,266thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,696thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,812thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,951stBest Weather: 12,089thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,039thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,309thMost Inclusive: 13,312thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,388thNicest Citizens: 14,490thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,567thMost Pacifist: 14,944thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,111th
Most Secular: 141st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 362nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 411th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 530th in the regionSafest: 536th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 559th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 586th in the regionBest Weather: 628th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 695th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 707th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 731st in the regionMost Inclusive: 739th in the regionNicest Citizens: 783rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 789th in the regionMost Pacifist: 813th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 822nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 843rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 855th in the regionMost Income Equality: 896th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ihese, X-Files ratings have hit an all-time low.
  • : Following new legislation in Ihese, the government is pouring money into 'Operation Enduring Democracy'.
  • : Ihese endorsed The Democratic Republic of Tachycardia.
  • : Ihese was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of Tachycardia.
  • : Following new legislation in Ihese, all judiciary cases are decided in the court of public opinion.
  • : Following new legislation in Ihese, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field.
  • : Following new legislation in Ihese, increasing numbers of children in Ihese have different eye and hair color to their supposed fathers.
  • : Following new legislation in Ihese, children have taken to using semaphore in light of the recent mobile phone ban.
  • : Following new legislation in Ihese, unpopular cops are fired at a moment's notice by the citizens they police.
  • : Following new legislation in Ihese, an aboriginal talking stick is used for leaders' debates at election time.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 107 » Miruma, Sundred, Corfad, Territorio di Nessuno, Alunya, Notyoutopia, The Rhein States, Shibutani, McMasterdonia, Yaorozu, PlanetPunk, Guer Aike, Dreadton, Great Bights Mum, Sunto, Pazair, Viridiann, North Bratislava, Dar es Saalam, Newpromisedland, Sockmanland, Seenvorland, Zumlandia, Vincone Cae, Wineclaw, Amauri, The Iron Lions, Duerrlewang, Steampunk Ariel, Loutsland, Clan Spaniel, Kulgatha, Dabarastan, United Kahndaq, Glurponia, Orado, Runeda, New Bremerton, Koda-Land, Gnomewatchers, Selfgradatude, 1 very fast endotarter, Frances Francis the First of France, Afcon, Kasazzastan, Zyvetskistaahn, Federation Terra Australis, Daiz, Shadowrik, Holy Oranz, and 57 others.Parmovand, Maott, Fraguale Cothe, Freyford, New Octicarg, Trillius, Siwale, Ethnon, Pallaith, Eravonia, Kranostav, Xentherida, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Wisconsota, Ravendi, Idumetala, Omnistria, Eri-Maqa-Ena, The Tampa Bay Rays, Interdimensional Zone, United Anglo-America, Kaschovia, Valhalla123, Ponantine, Sil Dorsett, Bearical, Terban Kedah, Black Templares, Aratani, Castle Federation, Empy, Maestros haven, Wodan, El Fiji Grande, Partax, Palgo, Great Robertia, Religioncord, Republic of Amal, Roussea, Malta Comino Gozo, U S Eh, Aenglaland, General COE, Abject Ludicrosity, Valentine Z, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Fendlium, Praeceps, Puppets and Strings, New Bismuthium, Angshire, Volstokn, PotatoFarmers, New Lakemba, Cobleck Weleis, and Tachycardia.

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