by Max Barry

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Most Secular: 1,476thMost Influential: 2,573rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,603rd
The Dominion of
New York Times Democracy New York Crimes So-Called Democracy
You get out what you put in
Fu Sion
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Population12.607 billion

CapitalIsotope City
LeaderFu Sion


The Dominion of Ionistan is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Fu Sion with a fair hand, and remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, anti-smoking policies, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 12.607 billion Ionistanians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Isotope City. The average income tax rate is 78.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ionistanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,677 trillion Atoms a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Retail. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 133,031 Atoms, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Only lightning has a chance of striking Fu Sion twice, the nation has nearly as many history museums as Ionistanians, the government funds large training centres to turn opossums into functioning members of society, and science centers and state of the art laboratories are ubiquitous. Crime is totally unknown. Ionistan's national animal is the opossum, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ionistan is ranked 247,715th in the world and 606th in NationStates for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -11.63 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Most Secular: 1,476thMost Influential: 2,573rdTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,603rdMost Beautiful Environments: 2,936thBest Weather: 3,387thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,316thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,343rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,404thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,536thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,022ndHighest Food Quality: 5,590thMost Inclusive: 5,632ndMost Cultured: 5,958thMost Developed: 6,979thRudest Citizens: 7,298thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,634thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,883rdSmartest Citizens: 8,137thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,170thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,647thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,885thHighest Economic Output: 11,784thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,513thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,844thTop
Most Stationary: 13,698thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,754thLargest Governments: 14,569thLargest Black Market: 15,200thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,783rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,602ndHealthiest Citizens: 20,112thHighest Average Incomes: 20,619thHighest Drug Use: 24,570thLargest Populations: 25,442nd
Most Secular: 8th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 10th in the regionMost Influential: 10th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 13th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16th in the regionBest Weather: 17th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 30th in the regionMost Politically Free: 37th in the regionMost Developed: 39th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 42nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 43rd in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 53rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 54th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 58th in the regionMost Cultured: 61st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 63rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 79th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 86th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ionistan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Ionistan was endorsed by The ‘tark Konfedr‚s of Cassinia.
  • : Following new legislation in Ionistan, science centers and state of the art laboratories are ubiquitous.
  • : Ionistan was reclassified from "Civil Rights Lovefest" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • : Ionistan was endorsed by The Free Land of Port Myreal.
  • : Ionistan was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Civil Rights Lovefest".
  • : Ionistan voted for the World Assembly Resolution "End Collective Punishment".
  • : Ionistan voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate Confederacy of Layem"".
  • : Ionistan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Ionistan, the government funds large training centres to turn opossums into functioning members of society.