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

Overview People Government Economy Trend Analysis

The Banana Bread Provider of Erastide is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Polgara with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 28.002 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 367 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 13,131 ducats, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure, drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking, the government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting, and the 'kind of scrawny' 500 meter hurdle is a popular event. 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 2nd in Lemuria and 1,519th in the world for Lowest Crime Rates, scoring 551.029 on the Relative Freedom From Crime Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Erastide fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Pacifist.
  • : Erastide fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Erastide fell out of the regional Top 10% for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Erastide fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Politically Free.
  • : Erastide was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Safest (last census: Top 5%).
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, the 'kind of scrawny' 500 meter hurdle is a popular event.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, the government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, the government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, suburban backyards are seized by the government and turned into national parks.

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