The Empire of Edvardus is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Emperor Damian with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, zero percent divorce rate, and complete absence of social welfare. The compassionate, devout population of 15.987 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, although Education, Industry, and Law & Order are also considered important, 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 1,478 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.
Most Recent Government Activity: 5 days ago
- 18 hours ago: Edvardus fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
- 1 day 17 hours ago: Edvardus was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Primitive (last census: Top 10%).
- 16 days ago: Edvardus was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
- 21 days ago: Edvardus's influence in China rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
- 23 days ago: Edvardus fell out of the world Top 10% for Best Weather.
- 25 days ago: Edvardus was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Agricultural Sector (last census: Top 10%).
- 30 days ago: Edvardus was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Lowest Unemployment Rates.
- 36 days ago: Edvardus's influence in China fell from "Truckler" to "Vassal".
- 36 days ago: Edvardus was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Developed (last census: Top 10%).
- 41 days ago: Edvardus's influence in China rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".