Most Cheerful Citizens: 29th Best Weather: 33rd Nicest Citizens: 48th
The Banana Bread Provider of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
A thought a day keeps the stupid police away
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Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Weak
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Banana Bread Provider of Erastide is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Polgara with a fair hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, hatred of cheese, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 28.633 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 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 enormous but underdeveloped Erastian economy, worth a remarkable 2,470 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 86,273 ducats, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens wishing to leave the country must surrender half their wealth to the government, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police, major cities shut down as their local sports team takes to the field every day, and museums stand half-empty as all foreign exhibits are returned to their countries of origin. 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 104th in the world and 1st in Lemuria for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 3,732.03 Tourists Per Hour.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 29thBest Weather: 33rdNicest Citizens: 48thMost Compassionate Citizens: 77thMost Beautiful Environments: 89thMost Pacifist: 92ndLongest Average Lifespans: 98thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 104thHealthiest Citizens: 171stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 208thLargest Populations: 213thSmartest Citizens: 389thLeast Corrupt Governments: 634thHighest Average Tax Rates: 879thSafest: 898thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,010thLargest Governments: 1,126thLowest Crime Rates: 1,461stTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 1,908thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,955thMost Cultured: 2,017thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,418thMost Inclusive: 2,668thHighest Economic Output: 2,848thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,971stMost Influential: 4,109thMost Devout: 8,054thTop
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Most Income Equality: 10,027thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,457thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,095thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,099thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,330th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, museums stand half-empty as all foreign exhibits are returned to their countries of origin.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, major cities shut down as their local sports team takes to the field every day.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, citizens wishing to leave the country must surrender half their wealth to the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, groups of government workers are declared protected tribes if they venture too deep into the Capitol.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, listless juries are assembled for the simplest of court cases.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, cremation is compulsory for the deceased.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, children as young as six shock their parents by coming out of the closet.

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