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The Republic of Iristead

“To protect all that we hold dear...”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
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Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific



Population3.232 billion


AnimalBlue Whale

The Republic of Iristead is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President with a fair hand, and renowned for its smutty television, free-roaming dinosaurs, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 3.232 billion Iristeadians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 59.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Iristeadian economy, worth 492 trillion Cereses a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 152,513 Cereses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Skateboarding is considered a form of diplomacy, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, it is believed that belligerence is a passing phase foreign leaders will soon outgrow, and there's more vermin than ever on the metro. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Iristead's national animal is the Blue Whale, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Iristead is ranked 5,919th in the world and 188th in the South Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 91.13 on the Human Development Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 810thMost Influential: 1,225thTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,149thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,415thRudest Citizens: 4,414thNicest Citizens: 5,122ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,238thMost Cultured: 5,252ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,532ndMost Developed: 5,919thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,229thMost Inclusive: 6,365thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,629thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,787thSmartest Citizens: 7,412thHealthiest Citizens: 7,456thTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,788thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,556thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,601stSafest: 8,900thMost Pacifist: 9,002ndMost Efficient Economies: 9,254thLargest Retail Industry: 10,721stLargest Agricultural Sector: 11,017thHighest Average Incomes: 11,809thNudest: 12,029thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,544thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,763rdBest Weather: 12,808thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13,860thLowest Crime Rates: 14,519thMost Devout: 15,045th
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 56th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 103rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 116th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 130th in the regionRudest Citizens: 136th in the regionMost Cultured: 144th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 165th in the regionNicest Citizens: 179th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 187th in the regionMost Developed: 188th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 194th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 195th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 206th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 211th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 215th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 219th in the regionMost Inclusive: 232nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 248th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 251st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 270th in the regionNudest: 278th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 298th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 303rd in the regionSafest: 313th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 333rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 350th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 365th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 393rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 396th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 419th in the regionBest Weather: 423rd in the regionLargest Governments: 446th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 471st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 472nd in the regionMost Devout: 504th in the regionMost Stationary: 506th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 554th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 571st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Iristead was endorsed by The Kingdom of Omiri.
  • : Iristead was endorsed by The Republic of Pelland.
  • : Iristead was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Iristead, there's more vermin than ever on the metro.
  • : Following new legislation in Iristead, it is believed that belligerence is a passing phase foreign leaders will soon outgrow.
  • : Following new legislation in Iristead, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
  • : Iristead was endorsed by The Queendom of Solega.
  • : Following new legislation in Iristead, skateboarding is considered a form of diplomacy.
  • : Following new legislation in Iristead, government crews work tirelessly to retake the suburbs from organized packs of raccoons.
  • : Following new legislation in Iristead, school football matches are usually five-a-side.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 168 » Pencil Sharpeners 2, Erinor, Sandaoguo, Tsunamy, Bear Connors Paradiso, Crabius, Auphelia, Techganet, Havenfell, The Solar System Scope, Theorin, The United Expanse, Quiescent, Brendleton, Japanese Federal Republic, Farengeto, Luddinlande, Sedunn, FreeFishers, Santulanum, Cypheri, Paenoa, Antarctic Empires, Sonnydesh, Si-topia, City States Nation, Curlyhoward, Nova Montron, Kringalia, Belschaft, Drugged Monkeys, Pamela And Hepatitis, Kiasu-ism, Democratic Republic of Palmyra, Soem, Trinennie, Transtemporal Shifts, Jehenna, Lambdaland, Three Rivia Levr, Holy Chimerland, Oxsania, Seliyan progressive Islands, Bandorion, Nothanksbutseriously, Nowa Europa, The Two Jerseys, Sanden, Noire Denholm, Aidenfieeld, and 118 others.Ancient Slobovia, KIROVET, WTP All the good names are taken, Gymnostan, Kholdan, Concrete Slab, Tsvetania, Hanguk-Nippon, Rebel-topia, Vincent Field, Darakin, Wyatonians, The naked people, Utondara, Linguiniland, Lotadia, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Aywhyou, Escevola, La Ascension, Volaworand, Paranoia, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Asdfghuiop, Catalunya Unida, Moreana, Rhetiaa, Fighting Kawi Ninja, New Briantown, Calistan, Jaxon, Saciu, Freedwanda, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Great Andora, Aumeltopia, Beepee, UnShleepd, Silberne Wache, Aguatania, Isokenzar, Pax Dracon, Lester Crest, The National Corporation, Anachronolandia, Shengtie, Barabarom, Abarri, Towi Lamia, Elveka, Awjan, Spearos, Xandev, Cuuldere, Phanama, Lorora3, Kandorith, USNE2018, Darbor, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, Qvait, Zess, Choodox, Nankyoku Tairiku, The Filippinas, State of Iowa, Akindom, Ariankido, Land Without Shrimp, Wehraboos, Jahass, Federated Kingdoms of Brittania, Academy of Umbrellas, Ostanasia, North Catimestistrianes, Republic Clovakh, Stoniamera, Revanial, Dasko, Agalaesia, Sesteran, Qawe, Churumduul, Milvands, P R of China, Novagentum, Rabbitz, North Erfton, Mew Nation, Pays de Loire, PenguinPies, Amerion, Wild Space, Naam, Maeiland, Great Africans, World United, Aveerya, German Hapsburg, Aurcania, United Federated States of Omega, Negoshi, Srevana, Laropsa, Jennaterra, The Sk8ing Unicorn, Bedain, BootJack, Drystar, Kuddles, Ketathinamiri Islands, Bomamani, Imperial Duck, Upper Tyrconnel, Higash, Solega, Pelland, and Omiri.

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