by Max Barry

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 28th Best Weather: 41st Nicest Citizens: 56th
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, safe nation, ruled by Polgara with a fair hand, and renowned for its prohibition of alcohol, anti-smoking policies, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 30.659 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 2,647 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 75,449th in the world and 4th in Lemuria for Highest Drug Use, scoring 71.4 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 28thBest Weather: 41stNicest Citizens: 56thMost Pacifist: 105thMost Compassionate Citizens: 106thMost Beautiful Environments: 132ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 145thLongest Average Lifespans: 150thLargest Populations: 203rdHealthiest Citizens: 214thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 270thSmartest Citizens: 515thLeast Corrupt Governments: 801stSafest: 906thMost Rebellious Youth: 928thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,066thLargest Governments: 1,352ndLowest Crime Rates: 1,424thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 1,895thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,394thMost Cultured: 2,596thHighest Economic Output: 2,827thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,517thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,912thMost Influential: 4,752ndMost Inclusive: 5,149thMost Devout: 7,409thTop
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Most Stationary: 10,570thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,748thMost Income Equality: 11,138thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,894thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,094thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,225thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,464th

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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