by Max Barry

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The Republic of Romon Islaco

“Pride and Industry”

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

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the South Pacific


Romon Islaco

Population223 million


The Republic of Romon Islaco is a huge, safe nation, notable for its compulsory military service, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The quiet, industrious population of 223 million Romon Islacoans 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Healthcare, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 34.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Romon Islacoan economy, worth 6.85 trillion pounds a year, is quite specialized and led by the Cheese Exports industry, with major contributions from Woodchip Exports, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 30,696 pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Maxtopian tourists make expensive pilgrimages to Romon Islaco City to enjoy their national art, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, churches across the land are hurriedly installing auto-tune for their choirs, and homophobia is off the menu. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Romon Islaco's national animal is the eagle.

Romon Islaco is ranked 116,220th in the world and 4,518th in the South Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring -1.41 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,120thTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 13,723rdMost Influential: 14,560th
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 492nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 587th in the region

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