by Max Barry

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Largest Retail Industry: 301st Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 362nd Most Inclusive: 592nd
The Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Work to live, not live to work
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population9.82 billion



The Republic of Itanland is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Ruben with an even hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, irreverence towards religion, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 9.82 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 medium-sized, corrupt government prioritizes Education, with Administration, Healthcare, and Environment also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Itandon. The average income tax rate is 35.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Itanlandian economy, worth a remarkable 2,577 trillion Itans a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Tourism, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 262,471 Itans, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Unemployed political consultants and advertisers spend every election night weeping for the good old days, teenage TV characters are played by thirty-year-olds by the end of the second season, movies depict muscle-bound women kicking down a titanium door to carry hysterical men to safety, and abortions are routinely performed in the nation's hospitals. Crime is totally unknown. Itanland's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Itanland is ranked 1,338th in the world and 60th in The North Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 30,054.55 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Largest Retail Industry: 301stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 362ndMost Inclusive: 592ndMost Secular: 616thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 805thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,195thMost Influential: 1,228thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,338thTop
Most Pacifist: 1,763rdMost Beautiful Environments: 1,887thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,920thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,157thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,186thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,319thHighest Average Incomes: 2,513thMost Cultured: 2,687thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,690thMost Developed: 2,915thSmartest Citizens: 3,025thBest Weather: 3,163rdLargest Insurance Industry: 3,622ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,679thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,721stLargest Governments: 3,760thRudest Citizens: 3,914thHighest Economic Output: 4,348thMost Efficient Economies: 4,422ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,018thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,068thLowest Crime Rates: 5,126thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,773rdMost Rebellious Youth: 7,903rdLargest Black Market: 8,199thTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 11,422ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,643rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,370thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,435thHealthiest Citizens: 15,532ndMost Subsidized Industry: 16,271stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,422nd
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 20th in the regionMost Secular: 23rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 37th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 57th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 60th in the regionTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 94th in the regionMost Pacifist: 103rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 109th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 110th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 115th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 120th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 128th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 132nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 134th in the regionMost Cultured: 136th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 148th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 158th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 160th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 161st in the regionMost Developed: 167th in the regionLargest Governments: 175th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 180th in the regionBest Weather: 183rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 189th in the regionLargest Black Market: 221st in the regionRudest Citizens: 231st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 240th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 240th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 310th in the regionLargest Populations: 404th in the regionTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 439th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 447th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 463rd in the regionMost Influential: 479th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 546th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 578th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 618th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 654th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 742nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 823rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Itanland, abortions are routinely performed in the nation's hospitals.
  • : Following new legislation in Itanland, movies depict muscle-bound women kicking down a titanium door to carry hysterical men to safety.
  • : Following new legislation in Itanland, teenage TV characters are played by thirty-year-olds by the end of the second season.
  • : Itanland voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Sterilisation of Minors etc".
  • : Following new legislation in Itanland, unemployed political consultants and advertisers spend every election night weeping for the good old days.
  • : Following new legislation in Itanland, nude art is becoming wildly popular.
  • : Following new legislation in Itanland, no one believes anything until it has been strenuously tested and peer-reviewed.
  • : Following new legislation in Itanland, the minority inevitably have their addenda vetoed.
  • : Itanland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Itanland was endorsed by The Absurd Memory of Ravendi.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 164 » Diodone, Siwale, El Fiji Grande, Sinelona, Shin-Hachioji, The Rhein States, Omnistria, Territorio di Nessuno, Lunallian, Ethnon, Yaorozu, Malta Comino Gozo, PlanetPunk, Spartoptia, Black Templares, Sundred, Kwaj, Corfad, Great Bights Mum, North Bratislava, Bearical, Dar es Saalam, Hong Kong Empire, Dreadton, Napnomadia, Kasazzastan, Notyoutopia, Outer Egorniand, Shibutani, Frances Francis the First of France, Newpromisedland, Koda-Land, Ninjak30, Xentherida, Federation Terra Australis, New Pruessen, Unsophisticate, Sunto, Wilkshire, Zumlandia, Cloydicia, Empy, Selfgradatude, The South Falls, Holy Oranz, Amauri, Shadowrik, Sil Dorsett, Pallaith, Yukti, and 114 others.Warsaw-Halicz, Maott, General COE, United Draconia, Kulgatha, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Vincone Cae, The Windmilluminati, Wineclaw, Pasargad, Steraz, Buckerino, Guer Aike, New Bremerton, Asgardira, Universal State Formula, Alunya, Moubarakistan, Ainsworth, Orado, New Trisone, Ozstan, Kyrianian, Tarr-Nation, Atain, The Sinclarian Provinces, The Iron Lions, Joodey, Niradans, Q w e r t y, Votak Matim, Egalico, Solmetria, Torakuen, Guslantis, Ibiscaton, Saturns Edge, Misuvelia, Zemnaya Svoboda, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, Jasminlandia, Haor Chall, Trillius, Unimaginable Doom, Astronomical, Sea Ghost, The Discipled, Valhalla123, Victoriaans Nederlands, Rkainjel, Aratani, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Yummy Blubber, Ikea Rike, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Acrabinnia, Noahs Second Country, Former English Colony, Test for a new hope, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Hileville, Elder Realms, Loutsland, Constantinolia, Makersaulache, Glurponia, Kobagia, Xzavia-Hjar, Sockmanland, Penrith, Runeda, Cuyan, Daiz, Lindsaystan, The Tampa Bay Rays, Zeternia, Wisconsota, Lanterkint, New Octicarg, Duerrlewang, McMasterdonia, The Stratosphere Islands, Miruma, Juggernautilus, Orven, Tamgu, Delmak, Ponantine, Abject Ludicrosity, Racoda, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, Altamonte, Nothru Lerple, PotatoFarmers, Angshire, Clan Spaniel, United Kahndaq, Russilina, Kranostav, Loli County, Pazair, Phoeba, Seenvorland, Viridiann, Dabarastan, Lendara, Kingdom Of Manaf, Zyvetskistaahn, Parmovand, Eravonia, and Ravendi.

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