The Empire of Edvardus is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Emperor Damian with an even hand, and notable for its zero percent divorce rate, unlimited-speed roads, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, devout population of 15.81 billion Edvardusians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.
The medium-sized government prioritizes Spirituality, with Education, Industry, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Healthcare and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Imperial City. The average income tax rate is 36.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Edvardusian economy, worth a remarkable 1,461 trillion dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Book Publishing, and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 92,452 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
The government is promoting multicultural values with the new 'Just Be Nice, OK?' initiative, it is now illegal for teens to view any sites except Club Kitten and My Little Donkey, the government enforces a policy of 'from each according to their ability, to each according to the available budget', and citizens may cast their vote over the internet or phone. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Edvardus's national animal is the dove, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.
Edvardus is ranked 2nd in China and 8,794th in the world for Lowest Unemployment Rates, scoring 304 on the Workforce Participation Versus Theoretical Maximum Metric.
Most Recent Government Activity: 16 days ago
- 23 hours ago: Edvardus was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Lowest Unemployment Rates.
- 6 days ago: Edvardus's influence in China fell from "Truckler" to "Vassal".
- 6 days ago: Edvardus was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Developed (last census: Top 10%).
- 11 days ago: Edvardus's influence in China rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
- 15 days ago: Edvardus was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Least Corrupt Governments.
- 36 days ago: Edvardus fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Subsidized Industry.
- 36 days ago: Edvardus fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Subsidized Industry.
- 41 days ago: Edvardus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector (last census: Top 10%).
- 41 days ago: Edvardus was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Agricultural Sector.
- 56 days ago: Edvardus was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.