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The Interstellar Republic of Isaris

“Alis volat propriis!”

Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
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Regional Influence: Contender

Location: Equilism



Population23.18 billion

LeaderPrime Minister Thilize Ryshoalvy

Animalbarn owl

The Interstellar Republic of Isaris is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Prime Minister Thilize Ryshoalvy with an even hand, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 23.18 billion Isari enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large, liberal government prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Environment, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arnon. The average income tax rate is 98.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Isari economy, worth a remarkable 5,678 trillion equiliants a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 244,952 equiliants, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters, citizens must have a license to operate a computer, political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions, and manufacturers of biodegradable plastics have to wait for months to show evidence of organic decomposition. Crime is totally unknown. Isaris's national animal is the barn owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Isaris is ranked 676th in the world and 4th in Equilism for Most Developed, scoring 98.64 on the Human Development Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 254thNicest Citizens: 446thMost Pacifist: 492ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 514thMost Cheerful Citizens: 522ndMost Cultured: 623rdMost Advanced Public Education: 667thMost Developed: 676thHealthiest Citizens: 703rdLongest Average Lifespans: 763rdSafest: 868thSmartest Citizens: 880thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 962ndMost Inclusive: 967thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,312thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,352ndHighest Poor Incomes: 1,396thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,555thHighest Economic Output: 1,651stLargest Governments: 1,664thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,871stHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,244thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,302ndMost Beautiful Environments: 2,318thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,349thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,380thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 2,723rdLowest Crime Rates: 3,050thMost Efficient Economies: 3,158thHighest Average Incomes: 3,697thMost Influential: 4,247thLargest Populations: 5,184thBest Weather: 5,254thMost Stationary: 7,187thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,073rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,191stMost Subsidized Industry: 8,577thNudest: 11,572ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,908thTop
Most Income Equality: 19,926thMost Secular: 21,987th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionSafest: 5th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionMost Stationary: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionNudest: 9th in the regionMost Income Equality: 9th in the regionBest Weather: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Isaris, manufacturers of biodegradable plastics have to wait for months to show evidence of organic decomposition.
  • : Isaris voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Honeydewistania".
  • : Isaris voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Voting Equality for Freed Inmates"".
  • : Isaris lodged a message on the Equilism Regional Message Board.
  • : Isaris voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Marrabuk".
  • : Isaris voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Reducing Microplastics".
  • : Isaris's influence in Equilism fell from "Instigator" to "Contender".
  • : Isaris's influence in Equilism rose from "Contender" to "Instigator".
  • : Isaris voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Digital Network Defense"".
  • : Isaris lodged a message on the Equilism Regional Message Board.


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