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The Armed Republic of Istil

“All that is gold does not glitter”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Good

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: Social Technocratic Union

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Istil

Population1.119 billion

Currencydollar
AnimalTiger

The Armed Republic of Istil is a massive, safe nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, hard-working population of 1.119 billion Istillians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 39.7%.

The strong Istilian economy, worth 70.5 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Cheese Exports, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 63,042 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.8 times as much as the poorest.

You can bet your bottom dollar that gambling will cost you an arm and a leg, eminent domain has been abolished, citizens can't decide whether to be proud or horrified by the country's colonial history, and it's rare to find an unchewed pencil. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Istil's national animal is the Tiger, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Istil is ranked 102,581st in the world and 56th in Social Technocratic Union for Highest Disposable Incomes, with 38,014.69 Standard Monetary Units.

Top
10%
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 19,375thMost Average: 19,755thMost Inclusive: 22,341stLargest Mining Sector: 22,404th
Top
1%
Most Average: 1st in the regionTop
10%
Largest Mining Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Istil was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Istil, it's rare to find an unchewed pencil.
  • : Following new legislation in Istil, citizens can't decide whether to be proud or horrified by the country's colonial history.
  • : Following new legislation in Istil, eminent domain has been abolished.
  • : Following new legislation in Istil, you can bet your bottom dollar that gambling will cost you an arm and a leg.
  • : Following new legislation in Istil, Istil successfully hosted the Social Technocratic Union Olympics.
  • : Istil was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Inclusive.
  • : Following new legislation in Istil, coastal cities are being moved a dozen miles inland to reduce flooding risk.
  • : Following new legislation in Istil, the government sends submarines to retrieve bodies from shipwrecked submarines.
  • : Following new legislation in Istil, the new national campaign exhorts men to "Show Some Class - Don't Sit On Your Ass".

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