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The Republic of Elsh

“Audaces Fortuna Juvat”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Imploded
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Negotiator

Location: Portugal

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The Republic of Elsh is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Andre Maia with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, intelligent population of 10.874 billion Elshians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Defence. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nova. The average income tax rate is 54%. 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 alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, the poor are often seen pale and dizzy after selling their blood to make ends meet, Amnesty Interregional has condemned Elsh for ignoring crimes against humanity, and fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Elsh's national animal is the bison, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the bezant.

Elsh is ranked 12th in Portugal and 8,147th in the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 540.25 Net Tourists per hour.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 9 days ago

  • 10 hours ago: Elsh was endorsed by The Constitutional Monarchy of DRPK.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Elsh, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits.
  • 9 days ago: Elsh voted against the World Assembly Resolution "No Penalty Without Law".
  • 13 days ago: Elsh's influence in Portugal fell from "Contender" to "Negotiator".
  • 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Elsh, Amnesty Interregional has condemned Elsh for ignoring crimes against humanity.
  • 14 days ago: Elsh voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Panem".
  • 14 days ago: Elsh endorsed The Federation of Aldonin.
  • 14 days ago: Elsh was endorsed by The Disputed Territories of Berlengas.
  • 15 days ago: Following new legislation in Elsh, the poor are often seen pale and dizzy after selling their blood to make ends meet.
  • 15 days ago: Elsh voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Riftend".

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Endorsements Received: 2 » Communist Galinea and DRPK.

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