The United People's Nation of Elcana is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Premier John Starkey with an even hand, and notable for its unlimited-speed roads, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 9.256 billion Elcanians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.
The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kingstonbury. The average income tax rate is 98.3%.
The powerhouse Elcanan economy, worth a remarkable 1,472 trillion Elcas a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Furniture Restoration, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 159,063 Elcas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
An increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents, skateparks can be found in every city, every workday begins with group therapy, and the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Elcana's national animal is the Silverback Gorilla, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Elcana was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Governments.
- : Elcana was reclassified from "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise" to "Democratic Socialists".
- : Elcana changed its national motto to "Operarii Autem Elcana Libera Vincula Vestra!" and its nation type to "United People's Nation".
- : Elcana altered its national flag.
- : Following new legislation in Elcana, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
- : Following new legislation in Elcana, every workday begins with group therapy.
- : Elcana lodged a message on the New Triphoria Regional Message Board.
- : Elcana lost WA Delegate status in New Triphoria.
- : Elcana approved the World Assembly proposal "Promotion of Competition".
- : Elcana approved the World Assembly proposal "Use of the 5D Storage Chip".
Endorsements Received: None.