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Most Cheerful Citizens: 40thBest Weather: 91stLargest Populations: 108th
The Banana Bread Provider of
Democratic Socialists
A thought a day keeps the stupid police away
Influence
Power
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Struggling
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Erastide

Population45.603 billion

CapitalKytum
LeaderPolgara

Currencyducat
Animalpeacock

The Banana Bread Provider of Erastide is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Polgara with an even hand, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, prohibition of alcohol, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, cheerful population of 45.603 billion Erastideans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kytum. The average income tax rate is 99.7%.

The enormous but sluggish Erastian economy, worth a remarkable 2,322 trillion ducats a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 50,933 ducats, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government has declared its commitment to multilateralism, the volume of paperwork used to complete a single environmental assessment defeats the purpose, children's TV shows are having a gay old time, and parents seeking custody have to write a five-thousand word analysis of their child's imaginary friend. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded 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 239,385th in the world and 8th in Lemuria for Most Pro-Market, scoring 10.44 on the Rand Index.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 40thBest Weather: 91stLargest Populations: 108thMost Beautiful Environments: 185thMost Pacifist: 210thNicest Citizens: 248thHealthiest Citizens: 261stMost Compassionate Citizens: 473rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 545thLongest Average Lifespans: 571stLeast Corrupt Governments: 899thSafest: 1,022ndHighest Food Quality: 1,063rdMost Rebellious Youth: 1,293rdSmartest Citizens: 1,329thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,482ndMost Cultured: 1,677thMost Inclusive: 1,878thLowest Crime Rates: 2,035thLargest Governments: 2,762ndTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3,415thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,218thMost Secular: 6,356thMost Influential: 6,405thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,564thHighest Economic Output: 9,948thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,070thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,151stTop
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Most Income Equality: 16,553rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,931stMost Advanced Public Education: 19,039thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 27,316th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, parents seeking custody have to write a five-thousand word analysis of their child's imaginary friend.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, children's TV shows are having a gay old time.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, the volume of paperwork used to complete a single environmental assessment defeats the purpose.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, the government has declared its commitment to multilateralism.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, confessions don't count if suffixed with "izzle".
  • : Erastide's influence in Lemuria rose from "Zero" to "Power".
  • : Erastide altered its national flag.
  • : Erastide relocated from The North Pacific to Lemuria.
  • : Erastide was struck by a Mk III (Purifier) Cure Missile from The Legendary Revolution of Omnistria, curing 29 million infected.
  • : Erastide was struck by a Mk III (Purifier) Cure Missile from The Legendary Revolution of Omnistria, curing 46 million infected.

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