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Most Influential: 2,215th Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,768th Safest: 4,712th
The Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Audaces Fortuna Juvat
Regional Influence
Ambassador
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Imploded
Political Freedom
Below Average

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The Republic of Elsh is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Maia with an even hand, and remarkable for its frequent executions, national health service, and complete absence of social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, humorless population of 17.03 billion Elshians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous government prioritizes Law & Order, although Education, Defense, and Environment are also considered important, while Spirituality and Industry are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nova. The average income tax rate is 67.6%.

The sizeable but stagnant Elshian economy, worth 75.4 trillion bezants a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture and Cheese Exports. Average income is 4,430 bezants, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.3 times as much as the poorest.

The Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent, people often get liposuction to reduce their air fares, broken suspension systems are giving auto repair shops plenty of business, and unwary hikers climbing the bluffs of Mount Nova make great practice for foreign snipers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Elsh's national animal is the bison, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Elsh is ranked 150,656th in the world and 106th in Portugal for Most Efficient Economies, scoring zero on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Most Influential: 2,215thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,768thSafest: 4,712thLargest Populations: 5,077thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 7,903rdBest Weather: 9,936thLowest Crime Rates: 11,141stMost Beautiful Environments: 12,909thMost Average: 13,242ndMost Secular: 15,135th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 8th in the regionLargest Populations: 8th in the regionSafest: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Elsh was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Following new legislation in Elsh, unwary hikers climbing the bluffs of Mount Nova make great practice for foreign snipers.
  • : Following new legislation in Elsh, broken suspension systems are giving auto repair shops plenty of business.
  • : Following new legislation in Elsh, people often get liposuction to reduce their air fares.
  • : Following new legislation in Elsh, the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent.
  • : Following new legislation in Elsh, vacationers and business travelers are often warned that they may lose the right to vote if they spend too much time overseas.
  • : Elsh's influence in Portugal fell from "Auxiliary" to "Ambassador".
  • : Elsh's influence in Portugal rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
  • : Elsh's influence in Portugal fell from "Auxiliary" to "Ambassador".
  • : Elsh was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.

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