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The Commonwealth of United Kingdom of Great Ethar

“Per aspera ad astra”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Fair
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Europeia

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The Commonwealth of United Kingdom of Great Ethar is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by The Rt Hon A R Coxon with a fair hand, and remarkable for its hatred of cheese. Its compassionate, hard-working, intelligent population of 4.343 billion enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, the Environment, and Social Equality. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Huddersfield. The average income tax rate is 68%, and even higher for the wealthy. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

Euthanasia is legal, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway, a primitive society is being eroded as its youth flock to the modern world, and school uniforms are compulsory. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. United Kingdom of Great Ethar's national animal is the Eitharian Snow Ferret, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the Great Eitharian Pound.

United Kingdom of Great Ethar is ranked 768th in Europeia and 113,871st in the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry, scoring -5 on the Tasmanian Pulp Environmental Export Index.

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