The Republic of East Carelia is a huge, cultured nation, remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, soft-spoken computers, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed population of 552 million East Carelians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.
The large government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vestamo. The average income tax rate is 56.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The thriving East Carelian economy, worth 46.9 trillion Shenanigans a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. Average income is 85,000 Shenanigans, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Dubiously qualified East Lebatuckese doctors prescribe ice baths as a treatment for pneumonia, doctors who mutter "Oh my God" often lose their medical license, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits, and fifteen-year-olds cannot walk younger siblings to school without a professional Childcare and Education Certificate. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. East Carelia's national animal is the Arctic Dodo, which is also the nation's favorite main course.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : East Carelia was endorsed by The Virtuous Republic of Orson Welles.
- : East Carelia was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Hamburg Neo.
- : East Carelia was endorsed by The Latin Republic of Sirulinuck.
- : East Carelia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
- : East Carelia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate and the Top 10% for Largest Insurance Industry.
- : East Carelia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Freedom to Seek Medical Care II"".
- : East Carelia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Frieden-und Freudenland".
- : Following new legislation in East Carelia, fifteen-year-olds cannot walk younger siblings to school without a professional Childcare and Education Certificate.
- : Following new legislation in East Carelia, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits.
- : Following new legislation in East Carelia, doctors who mutter "Oh my God" often lose their medical license.
Endorsements Received: 15 » Bran Astor, Recuecn, Nieubasria, Fujai, Anuubis, Bhang Bhang Duc, Scationtanland, Constantinopolisia, Holmani, Giovanniland, Dilber, Cro Magnon, Sirulinuck, Hamburg Neo, and Orson Welles.