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Most Efficient Economies: 1,272nd Largest Black Market: 1,607th Most Subsidized Industry: 5,872nd
The Empire of
Father Knows Best State
Fealty to One
Regional Influence
Ambassador
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Empire of Elerian is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by High Emperor Saren Magnus with an iron fist, and remarkable for its frequent executions, parental licensing program, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 10.136 billion Elerianites 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 Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vaeloria. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 63.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Elerianian economy, worth a remarkable 1,556 trillion Gold Marks 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, Tourism, Uranium Mining, 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 153,596 Gold Marks, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 464,259 per year while the poor average 39,566, a ratio of 11.7 to 1.

Government officials go door-to-door educating about the dangers of pseudoscience, labour strikes are routinely squashed by police, legislators work 24/7 due to an influx of single-issue bills, and books are so highly regarded in Elerian that libraries are often revered as holy shrines. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Elerian's national animal is the Scorpian and its national religion is Chaos.

Elerian is ranked 136,824th in the world and 32nd in Kylaris for Highest Drug Use, scoring 38.8 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Most Efficient Economies: 1,272ndLargest Black Market: 1,607thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 5,872ndHighest Economic Output: 6,006thLargest Mining Sector: 6,312thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,580thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,300thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,560thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,953rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,473rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,934thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 10,517thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,826thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,226thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,604thMost Developed: 12,187thLargest Populations: 12,805thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,986thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,297thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,959thMost Stationary: 15,397thLargest Governments: 16,077th
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Largest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Elerian was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Elerian was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • : Elerian was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • : Elerian was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • : Elerian was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • : Elerian altered its national flag.
  • : Elerian altered its national flag.
  • : Elerian was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • : Elerian was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Elerian was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.

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