by Max Barry

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 342ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 367thMost Secular: 1,064th
The Federation of
Father Knows Best State
Ipsa scientia potestas est
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population5.817 billion

LeaderThe Council

Animallab rat

The Federation of Erithian is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by The Council with an iron fist, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, pith helmet sales, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 5.817 billion Erithians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Avalon. The average income tax rate is 97.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Erithianian economy, worth a remarkable 1,350 trillion Beakers a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 232,144 Beakers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It's all quiet on the western front, the "temporary replacement bus service" is now a permanent fixture, surveillance cameras are banned, and the government is cracking down on subversive groups. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Erithian's national animal is the lab rat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Science.

Erithian is ranked 9,373rd in the world and 11th in Conch Kingdom for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 9,660.33 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

Largest Information Technology Sector: 342ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 367thMost Secular: 1,064thSmartest Citizens: 1,245thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,335thMost Armed: 1,889thTop
Most Developed: 2,280thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,629thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,711thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,755thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,820thLargest Governments: 2,902ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,240thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,575thMost Inclusive: 3,740thHighest Average Incomes: 4,193rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,270thLowest Crime Rates: 4,399thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,634thMost Efficient Economies: 5,248thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,380thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,631stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,837thHealthiest Citizens: 8,335thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,373rdTop
Highest Economic Output: 12,443rdMost Subsidized Industry: 12,676thMost Influential: 13,132ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,720thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,162ndSafest: 14,248thMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,499thHighest Drug Use: 18,776thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,959th
Smartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Developed: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionMost Inclusive: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 12th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15th in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 17th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 23rd in the regionLargest Populations: 24th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 26th in the regionNudest: 28th in the regionRudest Citizens: 29th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Erithian, the government is cracking down on subversive groups.
  • : Following new legislation in Erithian, surveillance cameras are banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Erithian, the "temporary replacement bus service" is now a permanent fixture.
  • : Following new legislation in Erithian, it's all quiet on the western front.
  • : Following new legislation in Erithian, photographers can be found hiding behind the curtains in The Council's bedroom.
  • : Following new legislation in Erithian, billions are being spent on a new island airport.
  • : Following new legislation in Erithian, the "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Avalon Times is sold out.
  • : Erithian voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Provisional Rule in Wartime".
  • : Following new legislation in Erithian, the nation's only university is the School of Hard Knocks.
  • : Following new legislation in Erithian, when people ask what the difference is between politicians and lawyers they are referred to document c15(iv) section 14.1 subsection 3.2 of the Jan 2015 political category definition guidance codes.


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