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The Republic of Ishkabibber

“Ishkabib forever”

Category: Left-Leaning College State
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Regional Influence: Squire

Location: 10000 Islands



Population40.559 billion


Animallasa ahpso

The Republic of Ishkabibber is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, unlimited-speed roads, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 40.559 billion Ishkabibberians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 15.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The enormous but inefficient Ishkabibberian economy, worth a remarkable 1,200 trillion doleroes a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 29,595 doleroes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

In a fit of passion Leader has shredded thirty years' worth of petitions, science centers and state of the art laboratories are ubiquitous, Jennifer Government is a bestseller, and pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ishkabibber's national animal is the lasa ahpso, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Ishkabibber is ranked 215,661st in the world and 1,222nd in 10000 Islands for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -3.96 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Largest Populations: 641stMost Influential: 1,044thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,261stMost Beautiful Environments: 2,570thTop
Best Weather: 3,953rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,418thMost Cultured: 5,071stSmartest Citizens: 7,104thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,522ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,114thHighest Food Quality: 8,785thLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,818thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,666thHealthiest Citizens: 12,223rdMost Advanced Public Education: 12,992ndTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 15,279thHighest Economic Output: 17,671stMost Secular: 19,081stSafest: 21,161stLowest Crime Rates: 26,441st
Largest Populations: 5th in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 30th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 62nd in the regionTop
Best Weather: 90th in the regionMost Cultured: 95th in the regionMost Influential: 104th in the regionNudest: 109th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 139th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 140th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 144th in the region

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