The Dictatorship of Edward the lustful is a large, orderly nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 74 million Edward the lustfulians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.
The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 66.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The basket case Edward the lustfulian economy, worth 785 billion Edwards a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Book Publishing, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is 10,620 Edwards, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Military spending recently hit a new high and the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Edward the lustful's national animal is the panther, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Edward the lustful was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombified.
- : Edward the lustful's influence in The South Pacific rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Edward the lustful was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Income Equality and the Top 10% for Most Authoritarian.
- : Following new legislation in Edward the lustful, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
- : Edward the lustful lodged a message on the The South Pacific Regional Message Board.
- : Following new legislation in Edward the lustful, military spending recently hit a new high.
- : Edward the lustful was founded in The South Pacific.