The Banana Bread Provider of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
A thought a day keeps the stupid police away
Regional Influence
Contender
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Imploded
Political Freedom
World Benchmark

Overview People Government Economy Trend Analysis

The Banana Bread Provider of Erastide is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Polgara with a fair hand, and notable for its prohibition of alcohol, state-planned economy, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 26.849 billion Erastideans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Environment, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kytum. The average income tax rate is 99.7%.

The large but stagnant Erastian economy, worth 351 trillion ducats a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming and Tourism. Average income is 13,081 ducats, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Children are brainwashed at a young age to accept "Love and peace!" as a way of life, traveller camps regularly block five-lane superhighways, politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income, and the mining industry has taken a hit from tighter environmental regulations. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Erastide's national animal is the peacock, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Erastide is ranked 11th in Lemuria and 119,131st in the world for Stupidest Citizens, scoring -31 on the Average Edu-UNtellignce® Test Score.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Erastide's influence in Lemuria fell from "Instigator" to "Contender".
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, the mining industry has taken a hit from tighter environmental regulations.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, traveller camps regularly block five-lane superhighways.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, children are brainwashed at a young age to accept "Love and peace!" as a way of life.
  • : Erastide was reclassified from "Left-wing Utopia" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, reporters often lose their jobs over fact-checking errors.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, government-run screening operations remove embryos with severe genetic disorders.
  • : Erastide's influence in Lemuria rose from "Contender" to "Instigator".

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