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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 notable for its complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 4.213 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 juggles the competing demands of Defence, Law & Order, and Commerce. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Corinth. The average income tax rate is 61%, and even higher for the wealthy. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Soda Sales.

Phone taps are frequently carried out by the police, the internet has been placed under government control, mobile phone masts are being erected all over the country, and a fashion designer has been arrested for inciting hatred after claiming redheads couldn't pull off vermillion. 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 94,902nd in the world for Best Weather, with -29 Metres of Sunlight Above Expected.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 1 hour ago

  • 116 days ago: Ephestus's influence in The Spurged Middle East rose from "Hegemony" to "Hermit".
  • 117 days ago: Ephestus's influence in The Spurged Middle East fell from "Hermit" to "Hegemony".
  • 154 days ago: Following new legislation in Ephestus, a fashion designer has been arrested for inciting hatred after claiming redheads couldn't pull off vermillion.
  • 154 days ago: Following new legislation in Ephestus, mobile phone masts are being erected all over the country.
  • 154 days ago: Following new legislation in Ephestus, the internet has been placed under government control.
  • 260 days ago: Ephestus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Fattest Citizens.
  • 272 days ago: Following new legislation in Ephestus, phone taps are frequently carried out by the police.
  • 272 days ago: Following new legislation in Ephestus, immigrant herding has become a national pastime.
  • 273 days ago: Following new legislation in Ephestus, the government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting.
  • 273 days ago: Following new legislation in Ephestus, senior citizens can usually be found doing heavy manual labour.

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