by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 9,757thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,745thMost Inclusive: 20,154th
The Wandering City of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Griseo inter Lucem ac Tenebras
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population4.558 billion


CurrencyStar Mark
AnimalBlack-Branded Owl

The Wandering City of Eisenstern is a massive, genial nation, remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, free-roaming dinosaurs, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 4.558 billion Eisensternians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Eisenstern. The average income tax rate is 62.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Eisensternian economy, worth 372 trillion Star Marks a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 81,641 Star Marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Eisenstern Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon', Leader sports gold-plated grillz to promote the government's hard money policy, citizens are deployed to barren deserts to protect small territorial claims, and giggling teens are asked to put their mouths on rubber dolls. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Eisenstern's national animal is the Black-Branded Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Eisenstern is ranked 24,022nd in the world and 1,437th in Osiris for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector, scoring 12,732.76 on the Charon Conveyancy Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 9,757thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 11,745thMost Inclusive: 20,154th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 472nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 587th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Eisenstern published "A Girl's Best Friend" (Account: Other).
  • : Eisenstern was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nicest Citizens.
  • : Eisenstern's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Sprat".
  • : Eisenstern altered its national flag.
  • : Eisenstern was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Eisenstern ceased to exist in Osiris.
  • : Eisenstern was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Eisenstern was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Eisenstern was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Eisenstern was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.


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