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The Theocracy of Iudaeah

“A Shekel a Day Keeps The Bankers Away”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
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Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific



Population626 million

CapitalNeo Jerusalem

AnimalUpupa epops

The Theocracy of Iudaeah is a huge, safe nation, notable for its digital currency, keen interest in outer space, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 626 million Iudaeahians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Spirituality, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Neo Jerusalem. The average income tax rate is 73.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Iudaeahian economy, worth 29.9 trillion Shekels a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Trout Farming, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Information Technology. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 47,779 Shekels, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's generous tax credits have brought all the film studios to the yard, water fights now end with thousands dead, EULAs remind customers that "Private Mode" is a browser setting rather than a promise, and there's a literal nanny state for the legions of children taken by social services. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Iudaeah's national animal is the Upupa epops, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Iudaeah is ranked 118,070th in the world and 5,646th in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 48.49 on the Human Development Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,207thTop
Most Influential: 3,626thMost Authoritarian: 4,308thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,452ndTop
Most Extreme: 11,363rdMost Income Equality: 12,733rd
Most Authoritarian: 241st in the regionTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 397th in the regionMost Extreme: 413th in the regionMost Income Equality: 649th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Iudaeah was endorsed by The Rogue Nation of The Notorious Mad Jack.
  • : Iudaeah was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Iudaeah, there's a literal nanny state for the legions of children taken by social services.
  • : Following new legislation in Iudaeah, EULAs remind customers that "Private Mode" is a browser setting rather than a promise.
  • : Following new legislation in Iudaeah, water fights now end with thousands dead.
  • : Following new legislation in Iudaeah, the nation's generous tax credits have brought all the film studios to the yard.
  • : Following new legislation in Iudaeah, the nation leads The North Pacific in per capita stalking.
  • : Iudaeah was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Delmak.
  • : Iudaeah was endorsed by The United States of Tamgu.
  • : Iudaeah was endorsed by The Monarchy of Guslantis.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 128 » Shin-Hachioji, El Fiji Grande, Alunya, Sinelona, Siwale, Pallaith, Frances Francis the First of France, Omnistria, Territorio di Nessuno, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Great Bights Mum, Trillius, Sundred, Corfad, Napnomadia, Sunto, Yaorozu, Lomjia, Dar es Saalam, Ikea Rike, Koda-Land, Kwaj, North Bratislava, Notyoutopia, The Rhein States, Dreadton, Egalico, Ethnon, Selfgradatude, Southern Giraffe Islands, Valhalla123, United Draconia, Federation Terra Australis, 1 very fast endotarter, Steampunk Ariel, New Bremerton, Spartoptia, Haor Chall, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Shibutani, Chukstik Illahi, Moubarakistan, PlanetPunk, New Pruessen, Jasminlandia, Aratani, Newpromisedland, Acrabinnia, Black Templares, Buckerino, and 78 others.Saturns Edge, Sheldanada, Ejhsa, Tire Sover, British Pacific Islands, Wooleystan, Q w e r t y, Ibiscaton, Shadowrik, General COE, Niradans, Kasazzastan, Sil Dorsett, Wineclaw, Torakuen, Amauri, Loutsland, Free Azzaca, Joodey, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Republic of New Atlantis, Noahs Second Country, Former English Colony, Votak Matim, Test for a new hope, Conservadoria, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, North Altatude, Hileville, Antityranicals, Elder Realms, Maott, Loli County, Kelvaros Prime, Guer Aike, Constantinolia, Xentherida, Pasargad, Wilkshire, Holy Oranz, Makersaulache, Glurponia, Kobagia, Zumlandia, Steraz, Xzavia-Hjar, Bearical, Sockmanland, Utopicican, Rkainjel, Vincone Cae, Runeda, Cuyan, Daiz, Princely Irbis, Lindsaystan, The Tampa Bay Rays, Zeternia, Wisconsota, Lanterkint, New Octicarg, Orado, Duerrlewang, Grimandia, Victoriaans Nederlands, Some Random TNP Nation, Quebekistand, McMasterdonia, Frie Annium, Miruma, Abject Ludicrosity, Juggernautilus, The Stratosphere Islands, Orven, Guslantis, Tamgu, Delmak, and The Notorious Mad Jack.

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