“For the Great Green North/För sei Grooten Grnen Norğa!”
|Category: Iron Fist Consumerists|
Regional Influence: Truckler
|Leader||Her Majesty Queen Astrid I|
The New Rothish Empire of Ionalands is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Her Majesty Queen Astrid I with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, state-planned economy, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 4.539 billion Roths are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."
The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Industry also on the agenda, while International Aid and Environment receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Marksburg. The average income tax rate is 93.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Rothish economy, worth a remarkable 1,971 trillion Rjoğmarks 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. 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 an amazing 434,346 Rjoğmarks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.
The new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction, bars are packed at all hours, terrorist videos start by thanking their sponsors, and the nation's declaring that sharing nukes is caring. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ionalands's national animal is the Mute Swan, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Atheism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Ionalands's influence in Ersetum fell from "Handshaker" to "Truckler".
- : Ionalands's influence in Ersetum rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
- : Ionalands's influence in Ersetum rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
- : Ionalands's influence in Ersetum rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
- : Following new legislation in Ionalands, the nation's declaring that sharing nukes is caring.
- : Following new legislation in Ionalands, terrorist videos start by thanking their sponsors.
- : Following new legislation in Ionalands, bars are packed at all hours.
- : Following new legislation in Ionalands, the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction.
- : Ionalands was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
- : Following new legislation in Ionalands, major cities are suffering under water rationing.
Endorsements Received: None.