The Free Land of Elkenian is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and notable for its public floggings, sprawling nuclear power plants, and complete absence of social welfare. The compassionate, cheerful population of 14.258 billion Elkenians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.
The large, socially-minded government is dominated by the Department of Education, with Healthcare and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Administration are ignored. The average income tax rate is 78.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The strong Elkenian economy, worth a remarkable 1,651 trillion elks a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Furniture Restoration, and Pizza Delivery. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 115,845 elks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Teenage fathers are forced to join the army, factories grind to a halt every time there is an election, the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction, and reporters sent to cover suspected UFO visits come back with stories about quilting bees. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Elkenian's national animal is the eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.
Elkenian is ranked 128th in The East Pacific and 7,649th in the world for Lowest Unemployment Rates, scoring 355 on the Workforce Participation Versus Theoretical Maximum Metric.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Elkenian, reporters sent to cover suspected UFO visits come back with stories about quilting bees.
- : Following new legislation in Elkenian, the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction.
- : Elkenian voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Nuclear Material Safeguards".
- : Following new legislation in Elkenian, factories grind to a halt every time there is an election.
- : Following new legislation in Elkenian, teenage fathers are forced to join the army.
- : Elkenian was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Authoritarian Democracy".
- : Following new legislation in Elkenian, parents must choose their children's names from a government-mandated master list.
- : Following new legislation in Elkenian, immigrant herding has become a national pastime.
- : Following new legislation in Elkenian, priests are being drafted by the church load.
- : Following new legislation in Elkenian, the military is slashing spending on conventional arms and diverting it to spending on prosthetic arms.
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