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The United Cities of Illichiana

“Please Don't”

Category: Father Knows Best State
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population1.472 billion

LeaderPete Buttigieg

CurrencyIllichiana Dollar
AnimalCanadian Goose

The United Cities of Illichiana is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Pete Buttigieg with an iron fist, and remarkable for its digital currency, otherworldly petting zoo, and ubiquitous missile silos. The compassionate, cynical population of 1.472 billion Illichianans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gary. The average income tax rate is 71.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Illichianan economy, worth 215 trillion Illichiana Dollars a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 146,268 Illichiana Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

The nation turns a blind eye to human rights abuses in its quest for athletic supremacy, twins are held culpable for the actions of their siblings, the construction of massive skyscrapers seems to be the result of Illichiana's mid-life crisis, and chalkboards are replaced with billboards in the classroom. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Illichiana's national animal is the Canadian Goose, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Illichiana is ranked 115,776th in the world and 5,601st in The North Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 27.86 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 812thMost Influential: 1,253rdTop
Most Secular: 6,444thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,683rdTop
Most Developed: 7,843rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,733rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,133rdHighest Poor Incomes: 9,330thMost Pacifist: 9,343rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,370thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,373rdLongest Average Lifespans: 9,597thBest Weather: 9,703rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,918thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,033rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,952ndLargest Retail Industry: 11,475thMost Efficient Economies: 12,320thLowest Crime Rates: 12,467thMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,485thNicest Citizens: 12,515thHealthiest Citizens: 12,623rdSmartest Citizens: 12,747thHighest Average Incomes: 13,043rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,795thLargest Governments: 14,213thMost Inclusive: 14,233rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14,399thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,465th
Most Secular: 344th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 369th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 373rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 425th in the regionMost Developed: 473rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 494th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 501st in the regionMost Influential: 506th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 509th in the regionMost Pacifist: 515th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 528th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 533rd in the regionBest Weather: 543rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 548th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 559th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 569th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 614th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 619th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 629th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 639th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 650th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 674th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 687th in the regionLargest Governments: 702nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 709th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 710th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 722nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 723rd in the region

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