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The Rogue Nation of IkJan

“Semper Invicta”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Developing
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: the South Pacific

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IkJan

Population235 million

CurrencyBone
AnimalGhost

The Rogue Nation of IkJan is a huge, orderly nation, notable for its state-planned economy, enforced nudity, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 235 million 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 enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Administration are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. The average income tax rate is 74.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped 'Jan economy, worth 10.1 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 a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing and Information Technology. 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 43,053 Bones, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It's usual for grandparents to stay in the family home with their descendants but younger children are often frightened of them, the government is hungry to spread communism beyond the nation's borders, police officers that upset their bosses get assigned to 24 hour stakeouts of bike sheds, and old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive 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.

IkJan is ranked 148,680th in the world and 5,991st in the South Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring -8.94 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Nudest: 2,760thMost Authoritarian: 2,779thMost Extreme: 7,225thMost Conservative: 7,586thTop
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Most Income Equality: 9,532ndMost Corrupt Governments: 12,807thMost Influential: 13,605thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,835thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,350thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,421st
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5%
Nudest: 97th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 132nd in the regionMost Extreme: 180th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 303rd in the regionTop
10%
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 329th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 376th in the regionMost Conservative: 393rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 405th in the regionMost Income Equality: 411th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 452nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 561st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 564th in the regionMost Secular: 625th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : IkJan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector and Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Following new legislation in IkJan, old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones.
  • : Following new legislation in IkJan, police officers that upset their bosses get assigned to 24 hour stakeouts of bike sheds.
  • : Following new legislation in IkJan, the government is hungry to spread communism beyond the nation's borders.
  • : Following new legislation in IkJan, it's usual for grandparents to stay in the family home with their descendants but younger children are often frightened of them.
  • : Following new legislation in IkJan, travelers often bring empty plastic bottles on Air IkJan flights to avoid the pay lavatories.
  • : Following new legislation in IkJan, protesters are up in arms over new nuclear power stations.
  • : Following new legislation in IkJan, all gamers have been drafted into the military despite their lack of upper body strength.
  • : Following new legislation in IkJan, citizens have reported seeing strange rays of light emanating from the moon.
  • : Following new legislation in IkJan, prudishness is on the way out.

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