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The Free Land of Elkenian

“Freedom & Self Dicipline”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Developing
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: The East Pacific

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The Free Land of Elkenian is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and renowned for its punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, intelligent population of 11.739 billion Elkenianians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it devotes most of its attentions to Education, with areas such as Religion & Spirituality and Commerce receiving almost no funds by comparison. The average income tax rate is 80%, and even higher for the wealthy. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

The airship business has been driven out of the country by strict regulations and high fines, students cut up leftover elks during Arts and Crafts, the arms industry is strictly regulated, and the government is using tax revenues to provide jobs for the poor. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Elkenian's national animal is the eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the elk.

Elkenian is ranked 12th in The East Pacific and 546th in the world for Best Weather, with 611 Metres of Sunlight Above Expected.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 21 hours ago

  • 15 hours ago: Elkenian was endorsed by The Empire of Ziggibofolopimiganig Usootipitopia.
  • 21 hours ago: Elkenian voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "The Landmine Convention"".
  • 1 day 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Elkenian, the government is using tax revenues to provide jobs for the poor.
  • 1 day 23 hours ago: Elkenian was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Godforsaken (last census: Top 1%).
  • 2 days 12 hours ago: Elkenian was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • 2 days 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Elkenian, the arms industry is strictly regulated.
  • 3 days 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Elkenian, students cut up leftover elks during Arts and Crafts.
  • 3 days 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Elkenian, the airship business has been driven out of the country by strict regulations and high fines.
  • 3 days 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Elkenian, mandatory daycare is provided by the government.
  • 3 days 13 hours ago: Elkenian voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Nuclear Arms Protocol".

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