by Max Barry

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 27th Best Weather: 43rd Nicest Citizens: 57th
The Banana Bread Provider of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
A thought a day keeps the stupid police away
Regional Influence
Enforcer
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Weak
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Banana Bread Provider of Erastide is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Polgara with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, frequent executions, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 30.63 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 Welfare, Environment, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kytum. The average income tax rate is 99.3%.

The enormous but underdeveloped Erastian economy, worth a remarkable 2,645 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 Trout Farming and Tourism. Average income is 86,354 ducats, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Museums stand half-empty as all foreign exhibits are returned to their countries of origin, space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets, and citizens applying for their first jobs face fierce competition from the homeless. 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 7,348th in the world and 2nd in Lemuria for Most Devout, with 2,227.49 Prayers Per Hour.

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1%
Most Cheerful Citizens: 27thBest Weather: 43rdNicest Citizens: 57thMost Pacifist: 106thMost Compassionate Citizens: 108thMost Beautiful Environments: 130thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 145thLongest Average Lifespans: 150thLargest Populations: 203rdHealthiest Citizens: 217thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 273rdSmartest Citizens: 517thLeast Corrupt Governments: 797thSafest: 902ndMost Rebellious Youth: 930thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,064thLargest Governments: 1,348thLowest Crime Rates: 1,412thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 1,881stLargest Publishing Industry: 2,397thMost Cultured: 2,580thHighest Economic Output: 2,830thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,490thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,895thMost Influential: 4,735thMost Inclusive: 5,124thMost Devout: 7,348thTop
10%
Most Stationary: 10,592ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,726thMost Income Equality: 11,104thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,865thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,153rdHighest Poor Incomes: 14,159thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,477th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Erastide's influence in Lemuria rose from "Instigator" to "Enforcer".
  • : Erastide was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Erastide lodged a message on the Lemuria Regional Message Board.
  • : Erastide's influence in Lemuria fell from "Enforcer" to "Instigator".
  • : Erastide's influence in Lemuria rose from "Instigator" to "Enforcer".
  • : Erastide was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Erastide was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Erastide's influence in Lemuria fell from "Enforcer" to "Instigator".
  • : Erastide's influence in Lemuria rose from "Instigator" to "Enforcer".
  • : Erastide was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Devout and the Top 10% for Most Stationary.

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