The Imperial Republic of Northern Itasca is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Desborough with a fair hand, and notable for its smutty television, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 12.727 billion Imperials hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.
The tiny, liberal government prioritizes Defense, although Education and Industry are also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Imperial City. The average income tax rate is 1.8%.
The frighteningly efficient Northern Itascan economy, worth a remarkable 2,130 trillion Bitcoins a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Soda Sales, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 167,362 Bitcoins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.
Children often explain to their parents that the Mega Ultimate Sword Fist was worth the thousand-Bitcoin charge on their phone bill, public enemies often walk home with spotless garments and crime records, belligerent citizens shoot at passing clouds for 'violating their airspace', and enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Northern Itasca's national animal is the Bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Northern Itasca was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
- : Northern Itasca's influence in Capitalist Paradise rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : Northern Itasca was endorsed by The República Federal of Republica JIM.
- : Northern Itasca's influence in Capitalist Paradise rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : Northern Itasca was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
- : Northern Itasca was endorsed by The Polemic Hagiarchy of Zenzibar.
- : Northern Itasca was endorsed by The CID WA Puppet of UNDelegate.
- : Northern Itasca's influence in Capitalist Paradise rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : Northern Itasca was endorsed by The Low-Key Den Mother of Octal.
- : Northern Itasca was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.