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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,018thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,785thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,709th
The Greater Riche of
Psychotic Dictatorship
To the stars, to the silver scars that mark the Night
the Elfqueens
Influence
Auxiliary
Raider Swatter
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Elfland

Population7.916 billion

CapitalFéerique
Leaderthe Elfqueens
FaithElvish paganism

Currencyelfmark
Animalwolf

The Greater Riche of Elfland is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by the Elfqueens with an iron fist, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, free-roaming dinosaurs, and hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 7.916 billion Elves are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Féerique. The average income tax rate is 94.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Elvish economy, worth a remarkable 1,319 trillion elfmarks a year, is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 166,738 elfmarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The flight attendant who draws the short straw is on "cockpit bucket duty", homes have been banned from having any more than one wheel, people who are too good at riffle shuffling get disappeared by the secret police, and young and brooding teens are welcomed with open arms to the Dogwarts School of Strangeness and Sorcery. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Elfland's national animal is the wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Elvish paganism.

Elfland is ranked 141,874th in the world and 17th in The United Islands of the Atlantic for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 522.98 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,018thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,785thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,709thLargest Black Market: 3,983rdMost Corrupt Governments: 4,660thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,003rdMost Devout: 5,261stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,405thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,835thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,186thNudest: 6,186thMost Patriotic: 7,016thLowest Crime Rates: 7,609thLargest Governments: 7,722ndHighest Poor Incomes: 8,272ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,709thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,978thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,084thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,753rdLargest Welfare Programs: 10,976thLargest Agricultural Sector: 11,029thHighest Average Incomes: 11,823rdMost Beautiful Environments: 12,149thMost Developed: 12,196thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 15,095thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,116thMost Influential: 15,505thHighest Economic Output: 15,511thMost Authoritarian: 15,642ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,194thMost Stationary: 17,803rdMost Efficient Economies: 23,473rdLargest Publishing Industry: 23,747thSmartest Citizens: 25,295th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionNudest: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Elfland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Elfland voted for the World Assembly Resolution "International Maxtopia Day".
  • : Elfland voted against the World Assembly Resolution "International Scientific Cooperation".
  • : Elfland voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Haku".
  • : Elfland voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Free, Open Source Software Use".
  • : Elfland voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Lily".
  • : Elfland's influence in The United Islands of the Atlantic rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
  • : Elfland voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend The Noble Thatcherites".
  • : Elfland voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Against Inflationary Practices".
  • : Elfland voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Preventing Identity Theft"".

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