Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 161st Healthiest Citizens: 222nd Most Developed: 316th
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The Free Land of Elkenian is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, national health service, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, cynical population of 16.095 billion Elkenians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The minute, socially-minded government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Education. The average income tax rate is 1.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Elkenian economy, worth a remarkable 2,147 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 133,409 elks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life, returning tourists and businessmen are detained without trial if they belong to the "wrong" religion, government workers are regularly taken hostage by protesters, and Max Barry is this year's Miss Elkenian. Crime is totally unknown. Elkenian's national animal is the eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Elkenian is ranked 165,891st in the world and 9,095th in The East Pacific for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 18.79 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 161stHealthiest Citizens: 222ndMost Developed: 316thMost Cultured: 412thMost Compassionate Citizens: 622ndLongest Average Lifespans: 641stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 715thLargest Information Technology Sector: 840thNicest Citizens: 857thBest Weather: 1,080thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,140thMost Stationary: 1,196thMost Secular: 1,235thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,529thSmartest Citizens: 1,576thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,746thMost Pacifist: 1,837thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,918thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,970thMost Influential: 2,154thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,071stLowest Crime Rates: 3,392ndHighest Economic Output: 3,832ndHighest Poor Incomes: 3,915thLargest Populations: 5,314thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,602ndTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 8,638thMost Income Equality: 10,072ndMost Efficient Economies: 13,945thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,270thHighest Average Incomes: 15,294th
Healthiest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8th in the regionMost Developed: 8th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 11th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 14th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15th in the regionNicest Citizens: 16th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 16th in the regionMost Stationary: 17th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20th in the regionBest Weather: 24th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 27th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 28th in the regionMost Pacifist: 36th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 36th in the regionLargest Populations: 40th in the regionMost Secular: 41st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 43rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 50th in the regionMost Influential: 55th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 60th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 60th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 62nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 85th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 123rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 168th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 266th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 352nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 411th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 502nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 638th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Elkenian, Max Barry is this year's Miss Elkenian.
  • : Following new legislation in Elkenian, government workers are regularly taken hostage by protesters.
  • : Elkenian was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Elkenian, returning tourists and businessmen are detained without trial if they belong to the "wrong" religion.
  • : Elkenian was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education, Highest Average Incomes, and Most Authoritarian.
  • : Elkenian endorsed The Oppressed Peoples of Eloparatimi.
  • : Following new legislation in Elkenian, the government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life.
  • : Following new legislation in Elkenian, rumours have it that a secret police is responsible for the recent spate of missing persons.
  • : Following new legislation in Elkenian, the government encourages conflict abroad to increase arms sales.
  • : Elkenian was reclassified from "Authoritarian Democracy" to "Psychotic Dictatorship".


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