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The Republic of Ioke 45

“I tire of the weight of mortality”

Category: Moralistic Democracy
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Power

Location: Shrine Of Maxwell


Ioke 45

Population6.308 billion


The Republic of Ioke 45 is a colossal, pleasant nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, zero percent divorce rate, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 6.308 billion Ioke 45ians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The minute, moralistic government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Administration, although Education, Environment, and Industry are also considered important, while International Aid and Defense aren't funded at all. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.5%.

The strong Ioke 45ian economy, worth 190 trillion salts a year, is highly specialized and dominated by the Woodchip Exports industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Cheese Exports, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 30,227 salts, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 147,249 per year while the poor average 3,575, a ratio of 41.2 to 1.

It can be a real jungle in a modern courtroom, historical fiction has been banned, the national census includes an opt-in to join the government-run dating service, and rumor has it that Leader has won three lotteries in a row. Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Ioke 45's national animal is the llama, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Ioke 45 is ranked 269,143rd in the world and 3rd in Shrine Of Maxwell for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring zero on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,577thTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 29,135th

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