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The Mostly Insignificant Nation of Ioavollr

“Freedom is Consequence”

Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Imploded
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Superpower

Location: Scandinavia

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Ioavollr

Population30.657 billion

CurrencyISSP Credit
AnimalKodiak

The Mostly Insignificant Nation of Ioavollr is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 30.657 billion Citizens enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Welfare. The income tax rate is 100%.

The large but stagnant Ioavollrian economy, worth 499 trillion ISSP Credits a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. Average income is 16,302 ISSP Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Therapists can always squeeze in another house-call, Ioavollrian police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests, badminton was recently banned due to 'unacceptable violence' inherent to the game, and the government spends millions of ISSP Credits every year prosecuting spammers. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ioavollr's national animal is the Kodiak, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ioavollr is ranked 224,080th in the world and 61st in Scandinavia for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring -53.1 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Most Beautiful Environments: 18thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 31stBest Weather: 55thMost Valuable International Artwork: 85thMost Pacifist: 108thHighest Average Tax Rates: 148thSmartest Citizens: 259thLargest Governments: 267thLowest Crime Rates: 409thSafest: 508thMost Influential: 568thNicest Citizens: 583rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 639thMost Cheerful Citizens: 645thMost Cultured: 650thHealthiest Citizens: 688thLeast Corrupt Governments: 721stLongest Average Lifespans: 1,138thMost Secular: 1,328thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,627thLargest Populations: 2,002ndMost Rebellious Youth: 2,192ndTop
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Most Inclusive: 3,538thMost Stationary: 4,610thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,416thMost Income Equality: 11,137thTop
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Nudest: 11,438thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,192ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 21,122nd
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Safest: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionNudest: 6th in the region

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