by Max Barry

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Most Primitive: 1,601stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,631stMost Ignorant Citizens: 2,340th
The Holy Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Foedere et Religione Tenemur
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population327 million

Animalimperial eagle

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.

Itic is ranked 185,043rd in the world and 1,934th in 10000 Islands for Most Developed, scoring 48.01 on the Human Development Index.

Most Primitive: 1,601stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,631stTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 2,340thMost Devout: 3,506thMost Influential: 4,355thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,688thMost Cultured: 15,213thMost Pacifist: 18,155thHighest Drug Use: 18,520th
Most Primitive: 8th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 11th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 37th in the regionMost Devout: 38th in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 126th in the regionMost Influential: 176th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 186th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 194th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 205th in the regionLargest Black Market: 206th in the region

National Happenings

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.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 135 » Valentian Elysium, Kuriko, Evertopia, Krystalveil, Wysrod, The Soylent Green Party, Haivon, Republic of Karskarovyt, Northern Nivaria, Nooooooooooooooo, Dustwind, Lamborghini Murcielago, Histerrion, Ignis Cinere, United Kingdom of Selesnia, Vill Send, Terra Royaume, Vivolkha, Eist, Holma, Ao Kuang, Better Indonesia, Ergandia, Kilko, Lower Phlebacite, Eames, Snakeden, Gewisse, Tzo, Republic of Nutella, Old Atlantica, Ascended Union, Liberdon, Tamsalin, The Pizza, Zopciria, Xemja, Mastodonia, Palman, German Remnants, Colonel Terrosit, Northern African Sahara, Isentran, Achiotopia, Kyrizstanislav, Recon Island, Discotheque, Karlando, Lesbi, Zyrcrestia, and 85 others.Slaytania, Seantonia, Zeganas, Ehrgeizig, PYT, Nogalacia, West Whale, North Southumberland, Arctic Coalition, Maalemzya, Quwoe, Pardul, Athontia, Kebecois, Creeptopia, Gallifrey Force Units, Amabanana, Saybel, Asakraka, Free Land of Malopolska, AliEN A, Annarilia, Sawhirius, Rex Republic, The Biggles Syndicate, Riance, Anollasia, The Snake Brotherhood, Echocrimsonia, Samonaemia, Jimjam Goober, Alleida, Randopian, Namakan, Solarampa, United North American Islands, Grimmywelsh, Chip Skylark, Vragar, Lunador, Graemania, Brandenbourg-Anhalt, Mulia Easamandringordia, Far New Zum, Anisopterra, New Suwa, New Tamara, Thinking Logically and Critically, Son Weslana, Neojinkotsu, REPUBLICA LEGIONARA ROMANIA, Testa, New Fania, Leprechaun Gold, Nilveroe, Sedek-Cantus, Medetas, Aspistania, Kingdom of Brabantia, Seranis, Flaretopia, Generic Country Name That Is Available, Coreras, Grungerock, AciaciaMont, Acvilsol, Transvolcanic, Drewish, Greenmont Federation, Great Ranges, The Parandeam, The Republic of Osea, Waitiki, Solsevara, Point Comfort Colony, Germanic and Jewish people, Magtonia, Teabagia, The Galactic RepubIlic, Novegia, QuazaFire, Vones Monourakal, New CHOP, Islands of Czechia, and Bortheria.

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