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
Excessive

Overview People Government Economy Trend Analysis

The Banana Bread Provider of Erastide is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Polgara with a fair hand, and renowned for its strictly enforced bedtime, keen interest in outer space, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 25.964 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 99.5%.

The large but stagnant Erastian economy, worth 326 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 12,592 ducats, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are sold freely by the government, bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms, leather-clad individuals can be seen walking their slaves in public parks, and the police have been swamped with requests to stay up past bedtime. 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 12th in Lemuria and 125,782nd in the world for Stupidest Citizens, scoring -29 on the Average Edu-UNtellignce® Test Score.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day ago

  • 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Erastide, the police have been swamped with requests to stay up past bedtime.
  • 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Erastide, leather-clad individuals can be seen walking their slaves in public parks.
  • 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Erastide, bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms.
  • 1 day ago: Erastide lodged a message on the Lemuria Regional Message Board.
  • 2 days 13 hours ago: Erastide was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • 13 days ago: Erastide lodged a message on the Lemuria Regional Message Board.
  • 16 days ago: Erastide fell out of the world Top 5% for Most Godforsaken.
  • 16 days ago: Erastide fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Godforsaken.
  • 30 days ago: Erastide was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • 32 days ago: Erastide was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced (last census: Top 1%).

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