The Holy Empire of Itic is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its lack of airports, parental licensing program, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 327 million Iticians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.
The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Spirituality, with Education, Healthcare, and Welfare also on the agenda. The average income tax rate is 71.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The strong Itician economy, worth 19.0 trillion groschens a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Tourism, Pizza Delivery, Cheese Exports, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 57,981 groschens, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.
Parties on cruise ships go off with a real bang, a commonwealth of equal nations recognises that Itic is a bit more equal than the others, gun regulations are so strict even staple guns and hot glue guns are illegal, and songs in 4/4 time are simply too common for the musical cognoscenti. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Itic's national animal is the imperial eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Itic, songs in 4/4 time are simply too common for the musical cognoscenti.
- : Following new legislation in Itic, gun regulations are so strict even staple guns and hot glue guns are illegal.
- : Following new legislation in Itic, a commonwealth of equal nations recognises that Itic is a bit more equal than the others.
- : Following new legislation in Itic, parties on cruise ships go off with a real bang.
- : Following new legislation in Itic, tourists outnumber citizens two to one.
- : Following new legislation in Itic, vets have been drafted in to help "fix" those who fail the parental license exam.
- : Following new legislation in Itic, burning yourself alive is not okay but starving and whipping yourself is fine.
- : Following new legislation in Itic, soldiers go to war dressed in cassocks and robes.
- : Following new legislation in Itic, foreign leaders never seem to want to shake hands with Leader.
- : Itic endorsed The Most Serene Republic of Free Las Pinas.
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