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The Republic of Ioke 54

“I tire of the weight of mortality”

Category: Authoritarian Democracy
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Regional Influence: Squire

Location: International Socialism


Ioke 54

Population957 million


The Republic of Ioke 54 is a huge, pleasant nation, renowned for its frequent executions, public floggings, and disturbing lack of elderly people. The quiet, industrious population of 957 million Ioke 54ians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 45.2%.

The Ioke 54ian economy, worth 48.4 trillion salts 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 slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Beef-Based Agriculture, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. 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 50,621 salts, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.8 times as much as the poorest.

Flight attendants rip down curtains with revolutionary fervor, ambitious "businessmen" use their children to sell and advertise their products, the nation's atlases tend to go out of date every few weeks, and government police forces protect public schools from the threat of protest. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ioke 54's national animal is the llama.

Ioke 54 is ranked 192,184th in the world and 13th in International Socialism for Most Developed, scoring 50.61 on the Human Development Index.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 12,433rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13,713th
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the region

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