Most Cheerful Citizens: 27th Best Weather: 36th Nicest Citizens: 49th
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 remarkable for its frequent executions, avant-garde cinema, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 29.011 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 2,502 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 22,524th in the world and 2nd in Lemuria for Most Developed, scoring 69.56 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 27thBest Weather: 36thNicest Citizens: 49thMost Compassionate Citizens: 80thMost Pacifist: 96thMost Beautiful Environments: 99thLongest Average Lifespans: 103rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 105thHealthiest Citizens: 184thLargest Populations: 211thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 222ndSmartest Citizens: 408thLeast Corrupt Governments: 644thSafest: 925thHighest Average Tax Rates: 941stMost Rebellious Youth: 1,048thLargest Governments: 1,193rdLowest Crime Rates: 1,493rdTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 2,031stMost Cultured: 2,156thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,185thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,540thHighest Economic Output: 2,917thMost Inclusive: 3,468thMost Influential: 4,199thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,220thMost Devout: 7,885thTop
10%
Most Income Equality: 10,231stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,692ndMost Advanced Public Education: 12,499thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,943rdHighest Poor Incomes: 14,035th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Erastide was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates and the Top 5% for Most Devout.
  • : 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.

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