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Most Pacifist: 4,974thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,827thNicest Citizens: 6,226th
The Komar of
Corrupt Dictatorship Corrupt Liberal Dictatorship
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Population2.128 billion

LeaderArya JB


The Komar of IDEVK is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Arya JB with an iron fist, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, pith helmet sales, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical population of 2.128 billion Dîves 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 large, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Şingal. The average income tax rate is 77.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Dîv economy, worth 272 trillion Duroes a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 128,112 Duroes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The wearing and manufacture of fur apparel is banned, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order, the government is spending billions of taxpayer Duroes to support "struggling" industries, and Arya JB is plotting to coup the Pacific (IDEVK has found 1 easter egg). Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. IDEVK's national animal is the Lynx, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Týronism.

IDEVK is ranked 97,545th in the world and 14th in Talonia for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 160,701 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Pacifist: 4,974thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,827thNicest Citizens: 6,226thMost Secular: 6,843rdSafest: 7,297thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,471stBest Weather: 8,824thHealthiest Citizens: 9,017thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,264thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,968thMost Inclusive: 10,512thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,549thLowest Crime Rates: 10,882ndLongest Average Lifespans: 10,901stMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,535thMost Developed: 12,071stHighest Poor Incomes: 13,353rdHighest Food Quality: 15,126thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,139thTop
Smartest Citizens: 17,462ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,424thLargest Governments: 18,501stLargest Welfare Programs: 18,715thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,715thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,888thMost Cheerful Citizens: 20,049thMost Advanced Public Transport: 22,824thLargest Publishing Industry: 23,648thMost Efficient Economies: 23,976thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 24,088thHighest Average Incomes: 24,110thMost Subsidized Industry: 25,013thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 29,273rd
Largest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 3rd in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : IDEVK's influence in Talonia fell from "Envoy" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : IDEVK updated the World Factbook entry in Talonia.
  • : IDEVK appointed The Federal Republic of Molovar as Minister of External Affairs with authority over Appearance, Communications, and Embassies in Talonia.
  • : IDEVK's influence in Talonia fell from "Diplomat" to "Envoy".
  • : IDEVK updated the World Factbook entry in Talonia.
  • : IDEVK updated the World Factbook entry in Talonia.
  • : IDEVK's influence in Talonia fell from "Ambassador" to "Diplomat".
  • : IDEVK published "Talopedia - IDEVK" (Factbook: Overview).
  • : IDEVK created a new poll in Talonia: "Would you rather have a time machine that can only go back in time or one that can only go forward in time?".
  • : IDEVK composed a new Welcome Telegram for Talonia.