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Most Valuable International Artwork: 29thLargest Black Market: 436thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,072nd
The Holiday Christmas Love-Realm of
Father Knows Best State
Ho ho ho! The most wonderful time of the year!
SantaGarth
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Elegarth

Population21.152 billion

CapitalNorth Pole
LeaderSantaGarth
FaithBahamuth Faith

CurrencyElf
AnimalReindeer

The Holiday Christmas Love-Realm of Elegarth is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by SantaGarth with an iron fist, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, free-roaming dinosaurs, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 21.152 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 government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of North Pole. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 68.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Draconic economy, worth a remarkable 5,152 trillion Elves a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 243,587 Elves, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 936,550 per year while the poor average 43,627, a ratio of 21.5 to 1.

Court cases mostly involve lawyers shouting questions at witnesses giving silent shrugs, children are seen fighting in the playground for bread scraps that fall out of diamond-encrusted lunchboxes, police officers catch up on their paperwork while handing their caseload to PIs, and you can bet your bottom dollar that gambling will cost you an arm and a leg. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Elegarth's national animal is the Reindeer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Bahamuth Faith.

Elegarth is ranked 25,180th in the world and 284th in the West Pacific for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 21.47 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 29thLargest Black Market: 436thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,072ndLargest Mining Sector: 1,165thHighest Economic Output: 1,872ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,917thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,029thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,097thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,303rdTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,624thHighest Average Incomes: 3,677thMost Efficient Economies: 4,271stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,058thLargest Populations: 6,171stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,588thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,961stNudest: 8,029thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,376thRudest Citizens: 9,965thMost Avoided: 10,496thHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,273rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 11,523rdTop
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Most Influential: 11,830thHealthiest Citizens: 13,051stLargest Retail Industry: 13,770thLargest Governments: 14,070thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,038thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,291stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 21,348thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21,654thMost Advanced Public Transport: 22,416th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 11th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 23rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 31st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 35th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 35th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 35th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 42nd in the regionLargest Populations: 47th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 49th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 60th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 73rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 79th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 84th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 94th in the regionNudest: 107th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 149th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 151st in the regionMost Avoided: 178th in the regionRudest Citizens: 228th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 239th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 266th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 266th in the regionLargest Governments: 269th in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 284th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 284th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 317th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 364th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 370th in the regionMost Influential: 383rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 416th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 462nd in the regionMost Developed: 513th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 532nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Elegarth, you can bet your bottom dollar that gambling will cost you an arm and a leg.
  • : Following new legislation in Elegarth, police officers catch up on their paperwork while handing their caseload to PIs.
  • : Following new legislation in Elegarth, children are seen fighting in the playground for bread scraps that fall out of diamond-encrusted lunchboxes.
  • : Following new legislation in Elegarth, court cases mostly involve lawyers shouting questions at witnesses giving silent shrugs.
  • : Elegarth was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Elegarth, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces.
  • : Following new legislation in Elegarth, fortified nursing homes are wracked with daily skirmishes.
  • : Elegarth updated the World Factbook entry in House Elegarth.
  • : Elegarth password-protected House Elegarth.
  • : Elegarth appointed The Imperial Elegarthian State of Tuki as Vice-Delegate with authority over Appearance, Border Control, Communications, Embassies, and Polls in House Elegarth.

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