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Most Stationary: 1,959thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,571stMost Inclusive: 3,584th
The Brain Salad Surgery of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Civil Rights
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Economy
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Emerson Lake and Palmer

Population17.666 billion

CapitalKarn Evil 9
LeaderKeith Emerson
FaithAgnostic Pantheism

CurrencyBrain Salad Surgery
AnimalEmerson Organ

The Brain Salad Surgery of Emerson Lake and Palmer is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Keith Emerson with an even hand, and notable for its enslaved workforce, pith helmet sales, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, humorless population of 17.666 billion Emerson Lake and Palmerians 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Karn Evil 9. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 83.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Emerson Lake and Palmerian economy, worth a remarkable 2,940 trillion Brain Salad Surgeries a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Soda Sales, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 166,467 Brain Salad Surgeries, with the richest citizens earning 5.5 times as much as the poorest.

Scientists recently cloned the long-extinct feather-bellied Emerson Organ, builders across Emerson Lake and Palmer are blocked up with orders for new public loos, almost all products in Emerson Lake and Palmer are hand-crafted due to strict employment laws, and every day has been a surprise since weather reporters turned to consulting ancient totems for their seven-day forecasts. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Emerson Lake and Palmer's national animal is the Emerson Organ, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Agnostic Pantheism.

Emerson Lake and Palmer is ranked 11,168th in the world and 102nd in NationStates for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 1,622.64 Tourists Per Hour.

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Most Stationary: 1,959thTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,571stMost Inclusive: 3,584thMost Efficient Economies: 3,727thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,333rdHighest Economic Output: 4,418thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,896thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,982ndMost Rebellious Youth: 5,050thLargest Black Market: 5,247thMost Developed: 6,708thMost Cultured: 6,786thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,959thNicest Citizens: 7,118thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,428thMost Armed: 7,609thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,900thSmartest Citizens: 8,648thLargest Populations: 8,853rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,148thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,214thLargest Governments: 9,678thHighest Average Incomes: 10,343rdTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,168thMost Secular: 11,568thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,582ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,844thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,892ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,400thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,105thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,714thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,993rdMost Influential: 17,758thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,908thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,911thMost Corrupt Governments: 19,794thLowest Crime Rates: 19,821st
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Largest Insurance Industry: 28th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 31st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 33rd in the regionMost Developed: 35th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Emerson Lake and Palmer, every day has been a surprise since weather reporters turned to consulting ancient totems for their seven-day forecasts.
  • : Following new legislation in Emerson Lake and Palmer, almost all products in Emerson Lake and Palmer are hand-crafted due to strict employment laws.
  • : Following new legislation in Emerson Lake and Palmer, builders across Emerson Lake and Palmer are blocked up with orders for new public loos.
  • : Following new legislation in Emerson Lake and Palmer, scientists recently cloned the long-extinct feather-bellied Emerson Organ.
  • : Emerson Lake and Palmer was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Emerson Lake and Palmer, the government's fruit business reeks of rotting produce and corruption.
  • : Following new legislation in Emerson Lake and Palmer, fruit market traders let their stock spoil rather than reduce their prices at the day's end.
  • : Following new legislation in Emerson Lake and Palmer, the statue in the Venkman Plaza has a solar panel for a hat.
  • : Following new legislation in Emerson Lake and Palmer, Pinkerton agents are called in to forcibly break up white collar strikes.
  • : Following new legislation in Emerson Lake and Palmer, phone taps are frequently carried out by the police.

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