by Max Barry

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Most Inclusive: 383rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 410thLargest Retail Industry: 453rd
The Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Work to live, not live to work
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population11.376 billion



The Republic of Itanland is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Ruben with an even hand, and renowned for its national health service, infamous sell-swords, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, humorless population of 11.376 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 relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Itandon. The average income tax rate is 4.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Itanlandian economy, worth a remarkable 2,962 trillion Itans a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 260,378 Itans, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Traumatised refugees have a full bedpan shoved into their hands along with their immigration papers, a rolling news ticker tape of disclaimers runs across the bottom of the screen on all TV shows, census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate, and multiple births are a cause of celebration for tax collectors. Crime is totally unknown. Itanland's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Itanland is ranked 12,931st in the world and 700th in The North Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 6,097.36 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most Inclusive: 383rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 410thLargest Retail Industry: 453rdMost Secular: 476thBest Weather: 763rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 807thMost Pacifist: 822ndMost Beautiful Environments: 923rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,064thMost Influential: 1,106thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,177thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,195thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,536thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,901stTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,088thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,197thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,273rdMost Cultured: 2,414thHighest Average Incomes: 3,037thSmartest Citizens: 3,231stLongest Average Lifespans: 3,266thMost Efficient Economies: 3,729thHealthiest Citizens: 4,014thHighest Economic Output: 4,218thMost Developed: 4,329thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,207thLowest Crime Rates: 5,428thLargest Governments: 5,617thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,021stMost Corrupt Governments: 7,371stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,050thNicest Citizens: 8,264thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,796thRudest Citizens: 9,061stLargest Black Market: 9,611thTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,931stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,101stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,719thNudest: 20,596th
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13th in the regionMost Secular: 21st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 25th in the regionMost Inclusive: 27th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 37th in the regionMost Pacifist: 48th in the regionBest Weather: 49th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 54th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 57th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 58th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 70th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 85th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 95th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 117th in the regionMost Cultured: 117th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 123rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 146th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 169th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 180th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 219th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 226th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 240th in the regionMost Developed: 252nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 259th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 272nd in the regionLargest Governments: 290th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 306th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 338th in the regionLargest Black Market: 366th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 392nd in the regionLargest Populations: 399th in the regionRudest Citizens: 419th in the regionMost Influential: 432nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 435th in the regionNicest Citizens: 452nd in the regionNudest: 500th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 519th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 526th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 590th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 700th in the regionMost Stationary: 835th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Itanland, multiple births are a cause of celebration for tax collectors.
  • : Following new legislation in Itanland, census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate.
  • : Following new legislation in Itanland, a rolling news ticker tape of disclaimers runs across the bottom of the screen on all TV shows.
  • : Following new legislation in Itanland, traumatised refugees have a full bedpan shoved into their hands along with their immigration papers.
  • : Following new legislation in Itanland, one does not simply walk into the tundra.
  • : Following new legislation in Itanland, the government officially wants you to slow down and speak more clearly.
  • : Following new legislation in Itanland, fifteen-year-olds cannot walk younger siblings to school without a professional Childcare and Education Certificate.
  • : Following new legislation in Itanland, local mafias have a tough time disposing of dead snitches without catching the attention of recycling authorities.
  • : Following new legislation in Itanland, there's no cure or sympathy for the common cold.
  • : Following new legislation in Itanland, Ruben spends weekends doing the laundry of foreign leaders.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 210 » Diodone, Siwale, El Fiji Grande, The Rhein States, Omnistria, Territorio di Nessuno, Ethnon, Yaorozu, Malta Comino Gozo, PlanetPunk, Sundred, Kwaj, Corfad, Great Bights Mum, North Bratislava, Bearical, Dar es Saalam, Dreadton, Napnomadia, Kasazzastan, Notyoutopia, Shibutani, Frances Francis the First of France, Newpromisedland, Koda-Land, Ninjak30, Xentherida, New Pruessen, Unsophisticate, Sunto, Wilkshire, Zumlandia, Cloydicia, Empy, Selfgradatude, Holy Oranz, Shadowrik, Sil Dorsett, Pallaith, Yukti, Warsaw-Halicz, Maott, United Draconia, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Vincone Cae, The Windmilluminati, Wineclaw, Pasargad, Buckerino, Guer Aike, and 160 others.Asgardira, Universal State Formula, Moubarakistan, Orado, New Trisone, Tarr-Nation, Atain, The Sinclarian Provinces, The Iron Lions, Joodey, Niradans, Votak Matim, Egalico, Solmetria, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, Haor Chall, Trillius, Unimaginable Doom, Astronomical, Sea Ghost, The Discipled, Valhalla123, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Acrabinnia, Noahs Second Country, Former English Colony, Loutsland, Glurponia, Kobagia, Runeda, Daiz, The Tampa Bay Rays, Zeternia, Wisconsota, New Octicarg, McMasterdonia, The Stratosphere Islands, Abject Ludicrosity, Gnomewatchers, PotatoFarmers, Clan Spaniel, United Kahndaq, Kranostav, Pazair, Seenvorland, Viridiann, Dabarastan, Lendara, Kingdom Of Manaf, Zyvetskistaahn, Ravendi, Interdimensional Zone, Castle Federation, Palgo, Praeceps, Valentine Z, Fendlium, Volstokn, Cobleck Weleis, Tachycardia, Lungha, Avemterra, Loli County, Hamerica, Merconitonitopia, Valatic Ash, Xagill, Woodsend, The New Communist Republic Of States, Wit Noreis, MiaryBhalzhack, The Endless Eventide, SherpDaWerp in TNP, Ihese, The Lancerian Empire, Crader, The World Capitalist Confederation, Yokciq Empire, SORT, Nisastria, Antiyard, Nistriabar, Varola, New Lakemba, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Unshleepd, Irishvan, Ereena, Hyphen, Serendipita Martia, The Pantheons, Korovan Isles, Fizban, Westinor, The Serdey Islands, Fauzjhia, Mesopotama, Greater Pittsburgh, Avastate, Fayyayid, The Ricebenders, Frostcell, PortvgaI, Sikol, Saperisole, Cowbridge, Hoglands, Iztocna Slavija, Zzozona, Plutayah, Prydania, I Like Killing people, Methor, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Asoc lon, Libertania Democratica, Kocherian, The Calabash Protectorate, Yalgora, Seanat, Pizza Squared, Arbor Marshes, Brucklania, Principia Mathematica, Arichia, The United States of Nuclear Weapons, Schnuftelland, Montinario, Hopsin, Maclare, Solskjar, Palisede, Highton Islands, Borsukia, Damsmel, New Jamgra, Innocentic, The New Cordian Empire, Xyrron, Madjack, Energi Empire, Eschatosia, Ihsan, Kragsgale, Xipher, Lionia, Simone Republic, Erubetia, Astal Aavors, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Buckhem, Andexia, Ultra777, U S Eh, and Heilhum Imperius.

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