The Most Serene Republic of
Father Knows Best State
Deeds, not words, will bring us union!
Regional Influence
Hermit
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Most Serene Republic of Ephestus is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 5.831 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.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Euphestus. The average income tax rate is 81.3%.

The strong Ephestusian economy, worth 435 trillion Mesdettas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Uranium Mining, Soda Sales, Information Technology, and Retail. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 74,648 Mesdettas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.4 times as much as the poorest.

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, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ephestus's national animal is the Harpy, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is a major religion.

Ephestus is ranked 1st in The Spurged Middle East and 81,529th in the world for Shortest Average Lifespan, scoring -12 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 5 hours ago

  • 142 days ago: Ephestus's influence in The Spurged Middle East rose from "Hegemony" to "Hermit".
  • 159 days ago: Ephestus's influence in The Spurged Middle East fell from "Hermit" to "Hegemony".
  • 177 days ago: Ephestus changed its national capital to "Euphestus".
  • 179 days ago: Ephestus was ravaged by a Zombie Horde from Calisotlye, infecting 1 million survivors.
  • 179 days ago: Ephestus was ravaged by a Zombie Horde from Calisotlye, infecting 1 million survivors.
  • 179 days ago: Ephestus was ravaged by a Zombie Horde from Calisotlye, infecting 1 million survivors.
  • 179 days ago: Ephestus was ravaged by a Zombie Horde from Calisotlye, infecting 1 million survivors.
  • 179 days ago: Ephestus was ravaged by a Zombie Horde from Calisotlye, infecting 1 million survivors.
  • 179 days ago: Ephestus was ravaged by a Zombie Horde from Calisotlye, infecting 1 million survivors.
  • 179 days ago: Ephestus was ravaged by a Zombie Horde from Calisotlye, infecting 1 million survivors.

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