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Most Cheerful Citizens: 32nd Best Weather: 57th Nicest Citizens: 67th
The Banana Bread Provider of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
A thought a day keeps the stupid police away
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Enforcer
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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 renowned for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 32.022 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 2,767 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 86,431 ducats, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens applying for their first jobs face fierce competition from the homeless, search and rescue forces now accept cheques and all major credit cards, Erastide's Medieval Faire is renowned as one of the best in the region, and debates on whether toilet seats should be left up or down are increasingly commonplace. 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 52,712th in the world and 3rd in Lemuria for Most Politically Free, scoring 72.38 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 32ndBest Weather: 57thNicest Citizens: 67thMost Pacifist: 123rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 136thMost Beautiful Environments: 163rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 176thLongest Average Lifespans: 196thLargest Populations: 199thHealthiest Citizens: 250thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 331stSmartest Citizens: 615thLeast Corrupt Governments: 874thSafest: 912thMost Rebellious Youth: 921stHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,079thLargest Governments: 1,391stLowest Crime Rates: 1,454thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,775thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 2,488thMost Cultured: 2,719thHighest Economic Output: 2,917thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,169thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,169thMost Influential: 5,028thMost Inclusive: 5,474thMost Devout: 7,708thMost Stationary: 9,036thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 9,140thMost Income Equality: 10,977thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,475thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,047thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,448thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,636th
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Most Pacifist: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Erastide was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Erastide was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Erastide was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Erastide was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Erastide was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Erastide altered its national flag.
  • : Erastide was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Dead and the Top 5% for Most Zombified.
  • : Erastide was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Zombies and the Top 5% for Most Survivors.
  • : Erastide was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in Erastide, debates on whether toilet seats should be left up or down are increasingly commonplace.

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