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Most Efficient Economies: 1,252nd Largest Black Market: 1,598th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,635th
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, orderly nation, ruled by High Emperor Saren Magnus with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ritual sacrifices, punitive income tax rates, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 10.64 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 1,634 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 127,349th in the world and 30th in Kylaris for Most Extreme, scoring 8.64 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most Efficient Economies: 1,252ndTop
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Largest Black Market: 1,598thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,635thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,696thHighest Economic Output: 5,765thLargest Mining Sector: 6,039thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,715thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,181stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,219thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,479thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,433rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,922ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,301stHighest Average Incomes: 10,446thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,593rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,376thLargest Populations: 12,031stMost Developed: 12,237thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,699thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,795thMost Stationary: 13,951stLargest Governments: 15,036th
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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

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  • : 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 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 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.

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