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The Lucky Holy Purple Ecclesiarc of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
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High Ecclesiarch Saint Paisios of Athos
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Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Superb

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East Blepia

Population1.182 billion

CapitalEast Nídobhá
LeaderHigh Ecclesiarch Saint Paisios of Athos
FaithSouthern Rite Catholicism

Currencylemon
Animalcow

The Lucky Holy Purple Ecclesiarc of East Blepia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by High Ecclesiarch Saint Paisios of Athos with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, ritual sacrifices, and frequent executions. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 1.182 billion East Blepians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of East Nídobhá. The average income tax rate is 91.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong East Blepian economy, worth 79.7 trillion lemons 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 led by the Basket Weaving industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Cheese Exports, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 67,448 lemons, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is spending millions on alternative clean-burning fuels, thousands of picky mothers-in-law have been recruited to serve as even pickier cookery instructors, few that venture into government archives are ever seen again, and it takes months to get the proper permits for a child's first tricycle. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. East Blepia's national animal is the cow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Southern Rite Catholicism.

East Blepia is ranked 200,802nd in the world and 415th in NationStates for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -14.49 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,315thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,220thBest Weather: 5,681stMost Beautiful Environments: 5,978thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,916thMost Income Equality: 7,094thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,267thMost Cultured: 7,910thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,477thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 10,446thLowest Crime Rates: 11,644thMost Pacifist: 12,577thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,587thMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,421stLargest Governments: 16,379thNicest Citizens: 16,920thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,223rd
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Most Primitive: 3rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 17th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 21st in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 23rd in the regionBest Weather: 27th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 28th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 31st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 35th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in East Blepia, it takes months to get the proper permits for a child's first tricycle.
  • : Following new legislation in East Blepia, few that venture into government archives are ever seen again.
  • : Following new legislation in East Blepia, thousands of picky mothers-in-law have been recruited to serve as even pickier cookery instructors.
  • : East Blepia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Following new legislation in East Blepia, the government is spending millions on alternative clean-burning fuels.
  • : Following new legislation in East Blepia, photographers can be found hiding behind the curtains in High Ecclesiarch Saint Paisios of Athos's bedroom.
  • : Following new legislation in East Blepia, the clergy of Southern Rite Catholicism remains a single-sex institution.
  • : Following new legislation in East Blepia, cogitators and mass debaters are skiving off work to hang around the National Symposium Park.
  • : Following new legislation in East Blepia, women who can do math in their head are burned for witchcraft.
  • : Following new legislation in East Blepia, drive-by spoilers are an increasingly common crime.

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