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Largest Black Market: 302nd Most Corrupt Governments: 1,545th Largest Information Technology Sector: 1,631st
The Dragon Empire of
Father Knows Best State
My armor is like tenfold shields and my breath is death
Great Wyrm Elegarth
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Elegarth

Population18.35 billion

CapitalEdge
LeaderGreat Wyrm Elegarth
FaithBahamuth Faith

CurrencyGold Coin
AnimalPunny Human

The Dragon Empire of Elegarth is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Great Wyrm Elegarth with an iron fist, and remarkable for its zero percent divorce rate, ritual sacrifices, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 18.35 billion Draconians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Edge. The average income tax rate is 75.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Draconic economy, worth a remarkable 3,758 trillion Gold Coins 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Furniture Restoration. 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 amazing 204,827 Gold Coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is cracking down on subversive groups, children often kick Punny Humans for amusement, small shoes often wash up on the beach, and only toddlers and the elderly watch television before 23:00. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Elegarth's national animal is the Punny Human, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Bahamuth Faith.

Elegarth is ranked 37,901st in the world and 1,565th in the West Pacific for Most Income Equality, scoring 55.97 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

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1%
Largest Black Market: 302ndMost Corrupt Governments: 1,545thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,631stMost Efficient Economies: 1,685thTop
5%
Largest Mining Sector: 1,729thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,226thHighest Economic Output: 2,419thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,841stHighest Poor Incomes: 3,010thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,535thNudest: 4,737thHighest Average Incomes: 5,328thLargest Populations: 6,393rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,813thTop
10%
Most Influential: 9,409thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,679thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,865thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,330thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,401stMost Advanced Public Education: 12,605thLargest Governments: 13,657thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,702ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,814thMost Secular: 13,846thHealthiest Citizens: 14,214thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,582ndMost Developed: 14,944thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,009thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,191stLowest Crime Rates: 16,066thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,537th
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1%
Largest Black Market: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 20th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 24th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 34th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 36th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 44th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 48th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 54th in the regionLargest Populations: 55th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 60th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 71st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 104th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 116th in the regionNudest: 168th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 173rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 201st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 240th in the regionLargest Governments: 282nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 290th in the regionMost Influential: 291st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 317th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 329th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 336th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 341st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 345th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 369th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 385th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 387th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 389th in the regionMost Developed: 396th in the regionMost Secular: 407th in the regionMost Stationary: 474th in the regionBest Weather: 516th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 551st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 577th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 655th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Elegarth lodged a message on the The West Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Elegarth lodged a message on the The West Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Elegarth was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Following new legislation in Elegarth, only toddlers and the elderly watch television before 23:00.
  • : Following new legislation in Elegarth, small shoes often wash up on the beach.
  • : Following new legislation in Elegarth, children often kick Punny Humans for amusement.
  • : Following new legislation in Elegarth, the government is cracking down on subversive groups.
  • : Following new legislation in Elegarth, the government is suspected of mass disappearing dissidents both at home and abroad.
  • : Elegarth was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector and Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Elegarth, rugby players that knock each other over always stop to make sure the other fellow is okay.

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