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Safest: 5th Lowest Crime Rates: 5th Most Advanced Public Transport: 7th
The Imperial Commonwealth of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
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Eastfield Lodge

Population20.633 billion

CapitalLodgertia
LeaderKing Iqbal II
FaithIslam

CurrencyFishfinger
Animaldigital fly

The Imperial Commonwealth of Eastfield Lodge is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Iqbal II with a fair hand, and notable for its zero percent divorce rate, free-roaming dinosaurs, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 20.633 billion Eastfielders 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded, outspoken government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lodgertia. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Eastfielder economy, worth a remarkable 6,534 trillion Fishfingers a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an amazing 316,682 Fishfingers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Community-designed sword prostheses are becoming dangerously common, politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income, the Eastfielder Babysitters Club has proven to be a huge relief to stressed-out parents across the nation, and Members of Parliament operate under a PAYE scheme. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Eastfield Lodge's national animal is the digital fly, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Islam.

Eastfield Lodge is ranked 52,754th in the world and 40th in Rushmore for Most Authoritarian, with 0.45 Stalins.

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Safest: 5thLowest Crime Rates: 5thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7thMost Pacifist: 8thLargest Welfare Programs: 10thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18thHighest Average Tax Rates: 19thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 23rdLargest Governments: 24thBest Weather: 27thMost Developed: 27thMost Compassionate Citizens: 30thHealthiest Citizens: 36thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 37thNicest Citizens: 40thLongest Average Lifespans: 43rdMost Advanced Public Education: 46thMost Beautiful Environments: 64thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 83rdMost Inclusive: 135thMost Cheerful Citizens: 135thMost Devout: 160thHighest Poor Incomes: 220thLeast Corrupt Governments: 233rdSmartest Citizens: 336thHighest Economic Output: 649thMost Scientifically Advanced: 928thMost Efficient Economies: 1,010thHighest Average Incomes: 1,099thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,183rdTop
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Most Influential: 1,967thMost Stationary: 2,717thLargest Populations: 3,701stMost Cultured: 4,054thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 9,096thMost Income Equality: 13,645thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,187th
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Highest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionMost Income Equality: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionMost Stationary: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Eastfield Lodge, Members of Parliament operate under a PAYE scheme.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastfield Lodge, the Eastfielder Babysitters Club has proven to be a huge relief to stressed-out parents across the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastfield Lodge, politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastfield Lodge, community-designed sword prostheses are becoming dangerously common.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastfield Lodge, abortions are routinely performed in Eastfield Lodge's hospitals.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastfield Lodge, atheists are heavily taxed.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastfield Lodge, houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastfield Lodge, the government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastfield Lodge, the right school tie opens more doors than the right qualification.
  • : Eastfield Lodge was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.

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