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The Regional Trust of Illahee

“Kwanesum illahee”

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

Regional Influence: Power

Location: The Sasquatch Republic

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Illahee

Population5.397 billion

CapitalWahkiakum
LeaderHyas Tyee
FaithThe Squatch Rite

CurrencyDentalium
AnimalTree Octopus

The Regional Trust of Illahee is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Hyas Tyee with an even hand, and notable for its feral children, keen interest in outer space, and digital currency. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 5.397 billion Sasquatches 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 government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Wahkiakum. The average income tax rate is 68.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Squatchy economy, worth 614 trillion Dentaliums a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 113,881 Dentaliums, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

A long-distance hike gets students geared up for a long day at school, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, the government pours millions of Dentaliums into rehabilitation programs annually, and politicians who vacation in East Lebatuck lose their jobs upon their return. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Illahee's national animal is the Tree Octopus, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is The Squatch Rite.

Illahee is ranked 202,782nd in the world and 12th in The Sasquatch Republic for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -18.17 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Top
5%
Largest Information Technology Sector: 5,767thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,988thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,107thBest Weather: 7,692ndMost Cultured: 7,920thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,468thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,316thMost Inclusive: 9,326thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,957thTop
10%
Most Developed: 10,432ndMost Subsidized Industry: 10,568thMost Efficient Economies: 11,086thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,111thSmartest Citizens: 12,290thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,114thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,158thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,744thMost Influential: 15,896thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,111thMost Pacifist: 16,126thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,285thNicest Citizens: 16,480thMost Stationary: 18,785thHealthiest Citizens: 18,822ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,904th
Top
10%
Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Illahee was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Efficient Economies and the Top 10% for Most Secular.
  • : Illahee's influence in The Sasquatch Republic rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
  • : Illahee's influence in The Sasquatch Republic fell from "Power" to "Powerbroker".
  • : Illahee's influence in The Sasquatch Republic rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
  • : Illahee was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Illahee was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Illahee was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Illahee was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Illahee was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Illahee rejected a request from SECFanatics for an embassy with The Sasquatch Republic.

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