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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:
Very Good
Economy:
Imploded
Political Freedoms:
Excessive

Regional Influence: Contender

Location: Lemuria

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The Banana Bread Provider of Erastide is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Polgara with a fair hand, and renowned for its hatred of cheese. The compassionate, democratic population of 25.725 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 99.2%.

The large but stagnant Erastian economy, worth 323 trillion ducats a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 12,576 ducats, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Surrealist houses shaped like mushrooms and volcanoes dominate the wealthiest neighborhoods, private law firms are unheard of, it is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws, and pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are sold freely by the government. 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 is also the nation's favorite main course.

Erastide is ranked 2nd in Lemuria and 1,762nd in the world for Largest Public Sector, scoring 46 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 11 hours ago

  • 1 day 21 hours ago: Erastide was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Politically Free.
  • 18 days ago: Erastide was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • 26 days ago: Erastide was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • 26 days ago: Erastide was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Income Equality.
  • 41 days ago: Erastide lodged a message on the Lemuria Regional Message Board.
  • 49 days ago: Erastide lodged a message on the Lemuria Regional Message Board.
  • 57 days ago: Erastide lodged a message on the Lemuria Regional Message Board.
  • 62 days ago: Erastide was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced (last census: Top 5%).
  • 65 days ago: Following new legislation in Erastide, pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are sold freely by the government.
  • 65 days ago: Following new legislation in Erastide, it is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws.

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