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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 12,253rd
The Holy Red Christmas Lovers of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
God, Homeland, Liberty
Influence
Truckler
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Fair
Political Freedom
Superb

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Ellestede

Population3.795 billion

LeaderAstrid Bransdottir
FaithChristianity

Currencycandy cane
Animalreindeer

The Holy Red Christmas Lovers of Ellestede is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Astrid Bransdottir with a fair hand, and notable for its soft-spoken computers, compulsory military service, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 3.795 billion Ellestedeans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The tiny government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 9.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The large but underdeveloped Ellestedean economy, worth 174 trillion candy canes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Cheese Exports industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 45,885 candy canes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web, the WhoTube comments section has gone strangely quiet, lines of trenches demarcate the nation's borders, and Air Ellestede tickets have reached sky-high prices due to a complete monopoly on air travel. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Ellestede's national animal is the reindeer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Ellestede is ranked 146,917th in the world and 9th in The Sasquatch Republic for Fattest Citizens, with 9.65 Obesity Rate.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 12,253rd
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ellestede's influence in The Sasquatch Republic rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • : Ellestede's influence in The Sasquatch Republic fell from "Truckler" to "Vassal".
  • : Ellestede's influence in The Sasquatch Republic rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • : Following new legislation in Ellestede, Air Ellestede tickets have reached sky-high prices due to a complete monopoly on air travel.
  • : Following new legislation in Ellestede, lines of trenches demarcate the nation's borders.
  • : Following new legislation in Ellestede, the WhoTube comments section has gone strangely quiet.
  • : Following new legislation in Ellestede, drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web.
  • : Following new legislation in Ellestede, the Ministry of Health has reported a sharp increase in the incidence of delayed menopause.
  • : Ellestede was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Ellestede was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.

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