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Most Secular: 884th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3,656th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,838th
The Republic of
Corrupt Dictatorship
A single death is a tragedy; a million is statistics
Arthur Leopold Tridens
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Eldrath

Population2.819 billion

CapitalCentral City
LeaderArthur Leopold Tridens
FaithThe Esoteric Order of Dagon

CurrencyEldrathi
AnimalPenguin

The Republic of Eldrath is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Arthur Leopold Tridens with an iron fist, and remarkable for its zero percent divorce rate, ubiquitous missile silos, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.819 billion Eldrathians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Administration, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Central City. The average income tax rate is 77.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Eldrathian economy, worth 484 trillion Eldrathis a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 171,877 Eldrathis, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Rugby players that knock each other over always stop to make sure the other fellow is okay, fashion models are guaranteed to be 100% genuinely as anorexic as they appear on magazine covers, cotton candy made from genuine cotton cellulose doesn't quite satisfy, and contestants on Eldrath's Got Talent are screened by the government to make sure that they actually have talent. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Eldrath's national animal is the Penguin, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Esoteric Order of Dagon.

Eldrath is ranked 25,920th in the world and 56th in Eientei Gensokyo for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 6,198.66 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Secular: 884thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3,656thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,838thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,873rdLargest Black Market: 5,024thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,030thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,443rdHighest Poor Incomes: 5,507thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,801stMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,849thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 8,692ndHighest Average Incomes: 8,773rdSmartest Citizens: 9,778thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,809thMost Developed: 10,742ndHealthiest Citizens: 10,932ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,945thLargest Governments: 11,207thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,359thMost Authoritarian: 12,279thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,327thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,467thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,752nd
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Most Secular: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Eldrath, contestants on Eldrath's Got Talent are screened by the government to make sure that they actually have talent.
  • : Following new legislation in Eldrath, cotton candy made from genuine cotton cellulose doesn't quite satisfy.
  • : Following new legislation in Eldrath, fashion models are guaranteed to be 100% genuinely as anorexic as they appear on magazine covers.
  • : Following new legislation in Eldrath, rugby players that knock each other over always stop to make sure the other fellow is okay.
  • : Eldrath was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates and Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Eldrath, excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside.
  • : Following new legislation in Eldrath, Eldrath is increasingly belligerent on the international stage.
  • : Following new legislation in Eldrath, religious citizens are closely monitored for signs of self-harm.
  • : Following new legislation in Eldrath, visitors to Eldrath are microchipped and must be escorted by an Eldrathian soldier - even to the bathroom.
  • : Following new legislation in Eldrath, nobody ever questions the unquestioned rule that questions must always be asked.

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