by Max Barry

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Largest Welfare Programs: 2,218th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,577th Most Advanced Public Transport: 3,258th
The Galactic Republic of
Democratic Socialists
Equality to all is True Utopia
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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The Galactic Republic of Elycadia is a colossal, socially progressive nation, notable for its daily referendums, keen interest in outer space, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.58 billion Elycadians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, with Welfare, Environment, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Galactic Pinnacle. The average income tax rate is 91.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Elycadian economy, worth 684 trillion Elycadian Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 122,642 Elycadian Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Disability advocates are not amused that they are told to be dependent on Elycadians's kindness, orphanages are closing their doors as the government forces parents to actually raise their children, hostage-takers offer loyalty scheme points for prompt payment, and people often get liposuction to reduce their air fares. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Elycadia's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Elycadia is ranked 4,996th in the world and 154th in Balder for Most Inclusive, scoring 216.99 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

Largest Welfare Programs: 2,218thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,577thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,258thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,387thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,402ndLargest Publishing Industry: 4,909thMost Inclusive: 4,996thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,156thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,504thHealthiest Citizens: 5,549thNicest Citizens: 5,664thSmartest Citizens: 6,151stMost Rebellious Youth: 6,380thMost Pacifist: 6,525thMost Developed: 6,800thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,295thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,309thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,523rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,701stSafest: 7,725thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,959thTop
Most Cultured: 8,433rdLargest Governments: 8,721stMost Beautiful Environments: 9,061stMost Subsidized Industry: 9,973rdLowest Crime Rates: 10,812thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,397thMost Secular: 12,174thBest Weather: 13,001stNudest: 15,201stHighest Economic Output: 16,476thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,633rd
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 73rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 96th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 134th in the regionMost Inclusive: 154th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 160th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 170th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 192nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 209th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 219th in the regionNicest Citizens: 224th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 224th in the regionMost Developed: 243rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 254th in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 274th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 278th in the regionMost Pacifist: 327th in the regionMost Cultured: 330th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 331st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 337th in the regionSafest: 390th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 399th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 403rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 419th in the regionLargest Governments: 419th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 469th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 485th in the regionMost Secular: 499th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Elycadia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Elycadia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Elycadia's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Elycadia's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Elycadia's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Elycadia's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Elycadia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced and Highest Economic Output.
  • : Elycadia was refounded in Balder.
  • : Elycadia ceased to exist in Lazarus.
  • : Elycadia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.


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