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The United Islands of Iontan

“Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: 10000 Islands

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Iontan

Population20.316 billion

CapitalIontan City
Leaderthe Executive Leader

CurrencyTayo
AnimalPanther

The United Islands of Iontan is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by the Executive Leader with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 20.316 billion Iontanians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Iontan City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Iontian economy, worth a remarkable 4,340 trillion Tayoes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 213,665 Tayoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Proper policy proposals prerequire professional peer-reviewed papers, prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries, space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space, and excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Iontan's national animal is the Panther, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Iontan is ranked 3,255th in the world and 67th in 10000 Islands for Most Developed, scoring 95.86 on the Human Development Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 47thMost Pacifist: 56thMost Compassionate Citizens: 75thMost Influential: 87thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 103rdNicest Citizens: 113thBest Weather: 125thSafest: 131stMost Beautiful Environments: 140thLargest Publishing Industry: 144thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 174thMost Rebellious Youth: 188thHealthiest Citizens: 198thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 215thLongest Average Lifespans: 231stMost Inclusive: 240thLargest Welfare Programs: 287thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 293rdMost Advanced Public Education: 373rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 414thSmartest Citizens: 641stMost Secular: 644thMost Cultured: 686thHighest Average Tax Rates: 707thMost Advanced Public Transport: 773rdLargest Governments: 835thLowest Crime Rates: 1,253rdMost Stationary: 1,284thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,475thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,113thHighest Economic Output: 2,284thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,661stMost Developed: 3,255thHighest Average Incomes: 5,299thLargest Populations: 6,049thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,077thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,932ndTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,923rdMost Income Equality: 13,852ndMost Subsidized Industry: 16,711th
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Safest: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionBest Weather: 8th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 15th in the regionMost Stationary: 15th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Secular: 16th in the regionLargest Governments: 17th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 19th in the regionMost Cultured: 20th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 21st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 35th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 44th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 51st in the regionLargest Populations: 53rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 58th in the regionMost Developed: 67th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 77th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 110th in the regionMost Income Equality: 125th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 136th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 146th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 196th in the region

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