“Work to live, not live to work” Ruben
|Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy|
Regional Influence: Shoeshiner
Location: The North Pacific
The Republic of Itanland is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Ruben with an even hand, and renowned for its national health service, infamous sell-swords, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 9.46 billion Itanlandians 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, corrupt government prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Environment, and Administration also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Itandon. The average income tax rate is 25.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Itanlandian economy, worth a remarkable 2,486 trillion Itans a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 262,831 Itans, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.
No cul-de-sac or trailer park is complete without a gambling parlor, the law says it's okay to sell a bomb to a terrorist so long as they promise not to detonate it, the new national campaign exhorts men to "Show Some Class - Don't Sit On Your Ass", and the government sends submarines to retrieve bodies from shipwrecked submarines. Crime is totally unknown. Itanland's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Itanland was endorsed by The Rogue Nation of The Notorious Mad Jack.
- : Itanland was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Delmak.
- : Itanland was endorsed by The United States of Tamgu.
- : Following new legislation in Itanland, the government sends submarines to retrieve bodies from shipwrecked submarines.
- : Following new legislation in Itanland, the new national campaign exhorts men to "Show Some Class - Don't Sit On Your Ass".
- : Itanland was reclassified from "Left-Leaning College State" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
- : Following new legislation in Itanland, the law says it's okay to sell a bomb to a terrorist so long as they promise not to detonate it.
- : Following new legislation in Itanland, no cul-de-sac or trailer park is complete without a gambling parlor.
- : Following new legislation in Itanland, dubiously qualified Skandilundian barristers keep referring to laws as 'government guidelines'.
- : Following new legislation in Itanland, ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward.
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