by Max Barry

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Most Armed: 12,958thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,160thMost Conservative: 14,167th
The Kingless Island Kingdom of
Iron Fist Consumerists
God save the royal family
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Population596 million

CapitalDarakha Manhej

CurrencyIjonian dinar
AnimalOrko Yelur

The Kingless Island Kingdom of Ijonia is a huge, orderly nation, notable for its smutty television, avant-garde cinema, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 596 million Ijonins are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Darakha Manhej. The average income tax rate is 48.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Ijonese economy, worth 39.4 trillion Ijonian dinars a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 66,068 Ijonian dinars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Foreign policy often involves bullwhips and leather, libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars, the government is proud to report that ten percent of all tax revenue goes to funding suspected terrorist organizations, and racial supremacists have a burning desire to deal with immigrants. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ijonia's national animal is the Orko Yelur, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Ijonia is ranked 114,678th in the world and 3,354th in The North Pacific for Lowest Crime Rates, with 63.68 law-abiding acts per hour.

Most Armed: 12,958thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,160thMost Conservative: 14,167thTop
Most Authoritarian: 21,838th
Most Armed: 309th in the regionTop
Most Conservative: 414th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 568th in the region

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