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The Rogue Nation of IkJan

“Semper Invicta”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
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Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: the South Pacific



Population2.02 billion

LeaderAlmighty One


The Rogue Nation of IkJan is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Almighty One with an iron fist, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, disturbing lack of elderly people, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.02 billion demonic entities of IkJan are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Administration are also considered important, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of ERROR. The average income tax rate is 83.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong 'Jan economy, worth 264 trillion Bones a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 131,159 Bones, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

IkJan has one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world, citizens know never to accept cookies from strangers, police drones follow every suspected Peeping Tom, and the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. IkJan's national animal is the Ghost, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is War.

IkJan is ranked 103,121st in the world and 4,015th in the South Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 1,477.62 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,290thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,680thNudest: 3,198thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,737thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,040thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,781stMost Influential: 5,940thLargest Black Market: 6,721stMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,848thMost Authoritarian: 7,950thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 11,786thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,474thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,553rdLowest Crime Rates: 13,149thLargest Governments: 13,473rdMost Secular: 14,428thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,822ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,256thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,230thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 17,630thHighest Average Incomes: 18,414thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,205thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,745th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 47th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 64th in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 98th in the regionNudest: 115th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 181st in the regionLargest Black Market: 200th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 207th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 238th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 320th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 334th in the regionLargest Governments: 353rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 359th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 383rd in the regionTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 416th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 427th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 458th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 521st in the regionMost Secular: 523rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 533rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 540th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 591st in the regionMost Influential: 607th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 623rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 655th in the regionMost Extreme: 759th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 783rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : IkJan's influence in The South Pacific fell from "Shoeshiner" to "Sprat".
  • : Following new legislation in IkJan, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
  • : Following new legislation in IkJan, police drones follow every suspected Peeping Tom.
  • : IkJan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Following new legislation in IkJan, citizens know never to accept cookies from strangers.
  • : IkJan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in IkJan, IkJan has one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world.
  • : Following new legislation in IkJan, gene-engineered sewerjacks don't smell but they do stink.
  • : Following new legislation in IkJan, trouble-makers are frequently turned in to the government to be 'recycled'.
  • : Following new legislation in IkJan, the military will start wars with other nations on a lark.


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