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The Most Serene Republic of Ephestus

“Deeds, not words, will bring us union!”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Hermit

Location: The Spurged Middle East

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The Most Serene Republic of Ephestus is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 4.332 billion Ephestusians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it concentrates mainly on Defence, although Law & Order and Commerce are on the agenda. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Corinth. The average income tax rate is 59%. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Soda Sales.

Most mothers are forced to quit their jobs to care for infants, scenic tours are unheard of after most environmental laws were abolished, ethnic minorities are often refused admission to some of the nation's best schools, and military spending is on the increase. Crime is a serious problem, probably because of the country's utter lack of prisons. Ephestus's national animal is the Harpy, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, its national religion is a major religion, and its currency is the Mesdetta.

Ephestus is ranked 1st in The Spurged Middle East and 26,630th in the world for Most Authoritarian, with 0.909 Stalins.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 9 days ago

  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Ephestus, military spending is on the increase.
  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Ephestus, ethnic minorities are often refused admission to some of the nation's best schools.
  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Ephestus, scenic tours are unheard of after most environmental laws were abolished.
  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Ephestus, most mothers are forced to quit their jobs to care for infants.
  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Ephestus, nervous homeowners have been blamed for rising death rates amongst carol singers and locksmiths.
  • 135 days ago: Ephestus's influence in The Spurged Middle East rose from "Hegemony" to "Hermit".
  • 136 days ago: Ephestus's influence in The Spurged Middle East fell from "Hermit" to "Hegemony".
  • 174 days ago: Following new legislation in Ephestus, a fashion designer has been arrested for inciting hatred after claiming redheads couldn't pull off vermillion.
  • 174 days ago: Following new legislation in Ephestus, mobile phone masts are being erected all over the country.
  • 174 days ago: Following new legislation in Ephestus, the internet has been placed under government control.

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