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The Modern Aristocracy of Eiffel

“as if you could afford a visa.”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Albion

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The Modern Aristocracy of Eiffel is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The Society Council with an iron fist, and notable for its parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 5.165 billion Eiffelians 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it concentrates mainly on Law & Order, although Defence and Commerce are on the agenda. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Raxus. The average income tax rate is 89%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.

Sociologists can charge whatever fee they like as the nation tried to find itself, newspapers cannot report anything about politicians without their explicit consent, politicians are losing their jobs in a plan to make the government 'leaner and fitter', and prenuptial contracts have replaced diamond rings in marriage proposals. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Eiffel's national animal is the Volus, which is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is Siari, and its currency is the Society Note.

Eiffel is ranked 9th in Albion and 6,634th in the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 634 Net Tourists per hour.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 7 days ago

  • 9 hours ago: Eiffel was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • 4 days ago: Eiffel was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Public Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • 7 days ago: Eiffel fell out of the regional Top 10% for Smartest Citizens.
  • 10 days ago: Eiffel was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Populations.
  • 17 days ago: Eiffel was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".
  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Eiffel, prenuptial contracts have replaced diamond rings in marriage proposals.
  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Eiffel, politicians are losing their jobs in a plan to make the government 'leaner and fitter'.
  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Eiffel, newspapers cannot report anything about politicians without their explicit consent.
  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Eiffel, sociologists can charge whatever fee they like as the nation tried to find itself.
  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Eiffel, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news.

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