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Most Ignorant Citizens: 10,065thMost Conservative: 14,229thMost Devout: 17,391st
The Dominion of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Unity, Discipline, Work
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Eastler

Population156 million

Currencysols
Animalostrich

The Dominion of Eastler is a very large, safe nation, notable for its avowedly heterosexual populace, compulsory military service, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 156 million Eastlerians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Welfare, and Defense. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 44.8%.

The Eastlerian economy, worth 6.74 trillion sols a year, is led by the Woodchip Exports industry, with major contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Automobile Manufacturing, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 43,201 sols, with the richest citizens earning 6.3 times as much as the poorest.

Interviewees for teaching jobs are waterboarded to "reveal undesirable histories", Leader has been seen stealthily slicing fifths off bread loaves, flipping a coin to make a decision leads to a referral to Gambling Addiction Services, and the combined alert sound of a nation simultaneously receiving a text message is a common cause of hearing damage. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Eastler's national animal is the ostrich.

Eastler is ranked 174,727th in the world and 106th in The Evil Empire for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector, scoring -2.37 on the Charon Conveyancy Index.

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 10,065thTop
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Most Conservative: 14,229thMost Devout: 17,391stMost Authoritarian: 18,743rd
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Largest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Conservative: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Eastler, the combined alert sound of a nation simultaneously receiving a text message is a common cause of hearing damage.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastler, flipping a coin to make a decision leads to a referral to Gambling Addiction Services.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastler, Leader has been seen stealthily slicing fifths off bread loaves.
  • : Eastler's influence in The Evil Empire rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Following new legislation in Eastler, interviewees for teaching jobs are waterboarded to "reveal undesirable histories".
  • : Following new legislation in Eastler, citizens are prohibited from raising their voice above thirty decibels in commercial districts.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastler, judges are rumored to find in favor of whoever bribes them the most.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastler, obstetricians are not allowed to publish ultrasound pictures of fetuses in medical journals.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastler, X-Files ratings have hit an all-time low.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastler, the government is making attempts at curtailing the flood of spam emails with little progress.

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