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Largest Retail Industry: 18thRudest Citizens: 18thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 29th
The Confederacy of
Capitalist Paradise
Power for the Taking
Fah Lo Suee
Influence
Power
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Elwher

Population21.765 billion

CapitalTanelorn
LeaderFah Lo Suee
FaithNone

CurrencyGold Dragon
AnimalPhoorn dragon

The Confederacy of Elwher is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Fah Lo Suee with an even hand, and notable for its compulsory military service, flagrant waste-dumping, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 21.765 billion Elwherites are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Defense, with Industry, Education, and Administration also on the agenda, while Welfare and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tanelorn. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Elwherian economy, worth an astonishing 11,832 trillion Gold Dragons a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Soda Sales, and Gambling. Average income is a breathtaking 543,641 Gold Dragons, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,502,497 per year while the poor average 71,523, a ratio of 35.0 to 1.

Drawing men's naughty bits isn't considered to be art, a stocking with a crooked seam or a tie without a full Windsor knot are grounds for instant dismissal, unshaven men are viewed with suspicion in courts of law, and computer users are buried daily in thousands of unsolicited emails. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Elwher's national animal is the Phoorn dragon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is None.

Elwher is ranked 15,393rd in the world and 1st in Libertarium for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with 1 valid endorsements.

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Largest Retail Industry: 18thRudest Citizens: 18thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 29thFattest Citizens: 37thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 46thHighest Crime Rates: 55thMost Armed: 57thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 71stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 79thHighest Disposable Incomes: 87thLargest Gambling Industry: 93rdMost Efficient Economies: 171stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 171stMost Avoided: 177thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 204thMost Corrupt Governments: 223rdMost Cultured: 241stMost Scientifically Advanced: 243rdHighest Average Incomes: 250thMost Rebellious Youth: 250thLargest Insurance Industry: 290thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 328thHighest Economic Output: 422ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 641stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 653rdSmartest Citizens: 813thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,375thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,577thLargest Mining Sector: 1,619thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,000thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,006thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,170thTop
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Largest Governments: 2,899thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,586thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,225thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,265thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,824thLargest Populations: 7,718thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,123rdLargest Black Market: 10,821stTop
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Most Secular: 13,966thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,393rdMost Advanced Public Education: 16,120thMost Patriotic: 21,072ndMost Influential: 21,089thHighest Poor Incomes: 23,575thMost Pro-Market: 25,825th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Elwher, computer users are buried daily in thousands of unsolicited emails.
  • : Following new legislation in Elwher, unshaven men are viewed with suspicion in courts of law.
  • : Following new legislation in Elwher, a stocking with a crooked seam or a tie without a full Windsor knot are grounds for instant dismissal.
  • : Following new legislation in Elwher, drawing men's naughty bits isn't considered to be art.
  • : Following new legislation in Elwher, it is a silent spring in Elwher.
  • : Following new legislation in Elwher, adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère.
  • : Following new legislation in Elwher, exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting.
  • : Following new legislation in Elwher, practising saying 'how now brown cow' is an essential part of holiday planning.
  • : Following new legislation in Elwher, Fah Lo Suee goes out to lunch surrounded by large men in dark glasses.
  • : Following new legislation in Elwher, Elwherian police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests.

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