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The Queen's State of Elliston

“Dieu et mon droit”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Ancient Lands

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The Queen's State of Elliston is a gargantuan, economically powerful nation, ruled by the Governor with an iron fist, and remarkable for its punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 24.909 billion Ellistonians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it concentrates mainly on Commerce, although Law & Order and Education are secondary priorities. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capital Heights. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 63%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing industries.

It is illegal to make racist remarks in public, abortions are routinely performed in Elliston's hospitals, frequent fliers are obliged to submit to invasive security procedures by government security, and cremation is compulsory for the deceased. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Elliston's national animal is the deer, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is none, and its currency is the betale.

Elliston is ranked 235th in Ancient Lands and 81,767th in the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -8 on the Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 13 days ago

  • 30 days ago: Elliston was ranked #1 in the region for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
  • 32 days ago: Elliston changed its national nation type to "Queen's State" and its currency to "betale".
  • 32 days ago: Elliston altered its national flag.
  • 41 days ago: Elliston changed its national currency to "dollar" and its animal to "deer".
  • 44 days ago: Elliston was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Fastest-Growing Economies (last census: Top 5%).
  • 44 days ago: Elliston was ranked #1 in the region for Fastest-Growing Economies.
  • 53 days ago: Elliston was ranked #1 in the region for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • 61 days ago: Elliston was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Populations.
  • 63 days ago: Elliston altered its national flag.
  • 69 days ago: Elliston was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Basket Weaving Sector.

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