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The Banana Bread Provider of Erastide

“A thought a day keeps the stupid police away”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Imploded
Political Freedoms:
Excessive

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: Lemuria

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The Banana Bread Provider of Erastide is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Polgara with a fair hand, and notable for its complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, intelligent population of 24.605 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Social Welfare, the Environment, and Education. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kytum. The average income tax rate is 99%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.

All footpaths have tollbooths, prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators, citizens are frequently searched for illegal weapons, and an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Erastide's national animal is the peacock, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the ducat.

Erastide is ranked 1st in Lemuria and 857th in the world for Least Corrupt Governments, scoring 87 on the Inverse Mugabe Relativity Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 14 hours ago

  • 15 hours ago: Erastide fell out of the regional Top 5% for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • 2 days 15 hours ago: Erastide fell out of the regional Top 10% for Best Weather.
  • 4 days ago: Erastide's influence in Lemuria rose from "Contender" to "Eminence Grise".
  • 6 days ago: Erastide changed its national demonym adjective to "Erastian".
  • 13 days ago: Erastide fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Erastide, an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents.
  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Erastide, citizens are frequently searched for illegal weapons.
  • 19 days ago: Following new legislation in Erastide, prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators.
  • 19 days ago: Following new legislation in Erastide, all footpaths have tollbooths.
  • 19 days ago: Following new legislation in Erastide, citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling".

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