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The Free Land of Elkenian

“Freedom & Self Dicipline”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Fair
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: The East Pacific

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The Free Land of Elkenian is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls. The compassionate, intelligent population of 12.038 billion Elkenianians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

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 Social Equality receiving almost no funds by comparison. The average income tax rate is 83%, 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 study of quantum physics has been outlawed for fear of accidentally causing the end of the world, citizens are expected to be proficient in at least five languages, government officials frequently cut taxes as a distraction from antics with their secretaries, and a government program is underway to revitalize Elkenian's beaches. 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 90th in The East Pacific and 3,881st in the world for Least Corrupt Governments, scoring 28 on the Inverse Mugabe Relativity Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 13 hours ago

  • 2 days 4 hours ago: Elkenian was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • 2 days 4 hours ago: Following new legislation in Elkenian, a government program is underway to revitalize Elkenian's beaches.
  • 2 days 4 hours ago: Following new legislation in Elkenian, government officials frequently cut taxes as a distraction from antics with their secretaries.
  • 2 days 8 hours ago: Elkenian was endorsed by The Mighty Morphin' Capitalists of Anathema Armaments.
  • 2 days 13 hours ago: Elkenian voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Anti-Counterfeiting Pact".
  • 3 days 4 hours ago: Following new legislation in Elkenian, citizens are expected to be proficient in at least five languages.
  • 3 days 12 hours ago: Elkenian voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Commend Luna Amore"".
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Elkenian, the study of quantum physics has been outlawed for fear of accidentally causing the end of the world.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Elkenian, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Elkenian, untold millions of elks are going into a new government-funded maternity leave scheme.

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