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The Republic of Itanland

“Work to live, not live to work” Ruben

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population9.46 billion



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.

Itanland is ranked 3,253rd in the world and 183rd in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 94.66 on the Human Development Index.

Largest Retail Industry: 245thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 368thMost Inclusive: 653rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 879thMost Influential: 1,304thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,473rdTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 1,702ndHighest Poor Incomes: 1,912thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,079thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,117thMost Secular: 2,155thMost Pacifist: 2,269thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,334thRudest Citizens: 2,368thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,484thHighest Average Incomes: 2,490thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,525thMost Cultured: 3,054thMost Developed: 3,253rdLongest Average Lifespans: 3,293rdSmartest Citizens: 3,380thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,554thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,708thBest Weather: 3,833rdLargest Black Market: 4,184thLargest Governments: 4,265thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,404thHighest Economic Output: 4,449thMost Efficient Economies: 4,454thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,634thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,584thLowest Crime Rates: 6,232ndTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,197thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,370thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 9,344thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,679thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,536thNudest: 14,838th
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 15th in the regionMost Inclusive: 43rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 63rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 66th in the regionTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 87th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 95th in the regionMost Secular: 106th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 113th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 115th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 118th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 119th in the regionLargest Black Market: 128th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 135th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 135th in the regionMost Pacifist: 135th in the regionRudest Citizens: 140th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 152nd in the regionMost Cultured: 154th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 163rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 173rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 177th in the regionMost Developed: 183rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 184th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 191st in the regionLargest Governments: 206th in the regionBest Weather: 210th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 227th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 307th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 313th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 319th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 344th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 347th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 402nd in the regionLargest Populations: 414th in the regionNudest: 463rd in the regionMost Influential: 525th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 597th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 600th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 634th in the region

National Happenings

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.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 160 » Diodone, Siwale, El Fiji Grande, Sinelona, Shin-Hachioji, The Rhein States, Omnistria, Territorio di Nessuno, Lunallian, Ethnon, Yaorozu, Malta Comino Gozo, PlanetPunk, Spartoptia, Black Templares, The United States of Romania, Sundred, Kwaj, Corfad, Great Bights Mum, North Bratislava, Bearical, Dar es Saalam, Hong Kong Empire, Dreadton, Napnomadia, The Pantheons, Kasazzastan, Notyoutopia, Outer Egorniand, Shibutani, Frances Francis the First of France, Newpromisedland, Koda-Land, Ninjak30, Xentherida, Federation Terra Australis, New Pruessen, Unsophisticate, Sunto, Wilkshire, Zumlandia, Cloydicia, Empy, Selfgradatude, The South Falls, Holy Oranz, Amauri, Shadowrik, Sil Dorsett, and 110 others.Pallaith, Yukti, New Eleria, Warsaw-Halicz, Maott, General COE, United Draconia, Kulgatha, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Vincone Cae, The Windmilluminati, Wineclaw, Pasargad, Steraz, Buckerino, Guer Aike, New Bremerton, Asgardira, Universal State Formula, Alunya, Moubarakistan, Ainsworth, Orado, New Trisone, Ozstan, Sheldanada, Kyrianian, Tarr-Nation, Atain, The Sinclarian Provinces, Ara Antrizuls, The Iron Lions, Joodey, Niradans, Q w e r t y, Votak Matim, Egalico, Solmetria, Torakuen, Guslantis, Novare Res, Ibiscaton, Saturns Edge, Norostilors, Misuvelia, Zemnaya Svoboda, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, Jasminlandia, Haor Chall, Trillius, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Unimaginable Doom, Astronomical, Ejhsa, Sea Ghost, The Discipled, Valhalla123, Victoriaans Nederlands, Rkainjel, Lomjia, Aratani, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Yummy Blubber, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Acrabinnia, Noahs Second Country, Former English Colony, Test for a new hope, Conservadoria, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, North Altatude, Hileville, Elder Realms, Loutsland, Loli County, Constantinolia, Makersaulache, Glurponia, Kobagia, Xzavia-Hjar, Sockmanland, Utopicican, Penrith, Runeda, Cuyan, Daiz, Princely Irbis, Lindsaystan, The Tampa Bay Rays, Zeternia, Wisconsota, Lanterkint, New Octicarg, Duerrlewang, Grimandia, Some Random TNP Nation, Quebekistand, McMasterdonia, Frie Annium, The Stratosphere Islands, Miruma, Juggernautilus, Orven, Tamgu, Delmak, and The Notorious Mad Jack.

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