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Most Cheerful Citizens: 35th Best Weather: 56th Nicest Citizens: 69th
The Banana Bread Provider of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
A thought a day keeps the stupid police away
Influence
Enforcer
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Weak
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Erastide

Population33.535 billion

CapitalKytum
LeaderPolgara

Currencyducat
Animalpeacock

The Banana Bread Provider of Erastide is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Polgara with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, ban on automobiles, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 33.535 billion Erastideans 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 enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Welfare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kytum. The average income tax rate is 99.9%.

The enormous but sluggish Erastian economy, worth a remarkable 3,045 trillion ducats a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Trout Farming, and Information Technology. Average income is 90,816 ducats, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Artists are pillars of society, space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space, political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions, and the government spends millions of ducats every year prosecuting spammers. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Erastide's national animal is the peacock, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Erastide is ranked 151,851st in the world and 7th in Lemuria for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -27.73 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 35thBest Weather: 56thNicest Citizens: 69thMost Pacifist: 123rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 143rdMost Beautiful Environments: 156thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 162ndLargest Populations: 180thLongest Average Lifespans: 191stHealthiest Citizens: 250thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 288thLeast Corrupt Governments: 608thSmartest Citizens: 628thSafest: 707thHighest Average Tax Rates: 831stMost Rebellious Youth: 978thLargest Governments: 1,100thLowest Crime Rates: 1,196thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 1,933rdMost Cultured: 2,232ndLargest Publishing Industry: 2,739thHighest Economic Output: 2,814thMost Inclusive: 3,034thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,434thMost Influential: 5,614thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,062ndTop
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Most Stationary: 7,814thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,752ndMost Income Equality: 9,625thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,574thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,846thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,141st

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, the government spends millions of ducats every year prosecuting spammers.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, artists are pillars of society.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, Polgara's exquisite office door is replaced monthly due to angry petitioners.
  • : Erastide was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, the horniness of the great-horned peacock is considered a national priority.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, it's best not to ask what goes into Kytum Fried Chicken's secret blend of herbs and spices.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, the government helps teach children how to kill a man from six paces.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, bemused citizens are encouraged to sing foreign-language hymns of religions they have never heard of.

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