The Banana Bread Provider of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
A thought a day keeps the stupid police away
Regional Influence
Instigator
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Imploded
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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The Banana Bread Provider of Erastide is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Polgara with a fair hand, and remarkable for its hatred of cheese, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 27.041 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 income tax rate is 100%.

The large but stagnant Erastian economy, worth 355 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 13,154 ducats, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste, the art of conversation has been rediscovered, dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws, and Erastide's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region. 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 1st in Lemuria and 2,122nd in the world for Most Politically Free, scoring 90 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, Erastide's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, the art of conversation has been rediscovered.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, invading armies are given hard glares for their cheek.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, third party candidates are now gaining some representation in Parliament.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, EpiPen sales have skyrocketed.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, government-run screening operations remove embryos with severe genetic disorders.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, noises louder than a whisper have been prohibited by law.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, children are raised bilingual from an early age.

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