by Max Barry

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Most Conservative: 11,821stMost Authoritarian: 17,627thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 20,075th
The United Socialist States of
Psychotic Dictatorship
If there's a hole, there's a goal.
Influence
Newcomer
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Developing
Political Freedom
Few

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Iron Isles

Population18 million

CurrencyIron Schmeckle
AnimalSabre tooth tiger

The United Socialist States of Iron Isles is a tiny, safe nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, anti-smoking policies, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 18 million metalloids 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 government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 68.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The developing Iron Islesian economy, worth 512 billion Iron Schmeckles a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 28,455 Iron Schmeckles, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The tax department is having withdrawal symptoms, the love has gone in Iron Isles, the nation's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas, and the nation is weighing the price of victory following a nuclear strike. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Iron Isles's national animal is the Sabre tooth tiger, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Iron Isles is ranked 39,423rd in the world and 1,125th in the Pacific for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 68.05 Effective Tax Rate.

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Most Conservative: 11,821stTop
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Most Authoritarian: 17,627thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 20,075thMost Secular: 25,576th
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Most Conservative: 433rd in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 652nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 679th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 695th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 699th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 786th in the regionMost Patriotic: 833rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Iron Isles, the nation is weighing the price of victory following a nuclear strike.
  • : Following new legislation in Iron Isles, the nation's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas.
  • : Following new legislation in Iron Isles, the love has gone in Iron Isles.
  • : Following new legislation in Iron Isles, the tax department is having withdrawal symptoms.
  • : Following new legislation in Iron Isles, TV coverage of music festivals consists mostly of backstage interviews.
  • : Iron Isles's influence in The Pacific rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Following new legislation in Iron Isles, nuclear bases are readying themselves for missile deployment.
  • : Following new legislation in Iron Isles, hit TV show 'The eXecution Factor' is a critical success.
  • : Following new legislation in Iron Isles, the thin blue line is composed of picketing police officers demanding better pensions.
  • : Following new legislation in Iron Isles, there's an aura of pseudoscience around academia.

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