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Largest Welfare Programs: 2,757thMost Pacifist: 3,507thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,730th
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Left-wing Utopia
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Erynia and Draconia

Population1.699 billion

CapitalEryn City
LeaderPresident Daniels

CurrencyEryconian Dollar
AnimalTree Swallow

The Democratic States of Erynia and Draconia is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by President Daniels with a fair hand, and renowned for its infamous sell-swords, complete lack of prisons, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.699 billion Eryconians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, outspoken morass — prioritizes Education, with Environment, Welfare, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Eryn City. The average income tax rate is 90.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Erynia and Draconian economy, worth 147 trillion Eryconian Dollars a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 86,532 Eryconian Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The price of takeaway food quadruples after 6pm, the minority inevitably have their addenda vetoed, occupational wage levels are based on a crumpled napkin authored by a legendary Eryn City bus driver, and cosmopolitan citizens ask what their countries can do for them. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Erynia and Draconia's national animal is the Tree Swallow, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Erynia and Draconia is ranked 191,345th in the world and 63rd in The Social Liberal Union for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.61 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 2,757thMost Pacifist: 3,507thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,730thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,963rdNicest Citizens: 4,356thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,635thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,173rdMost Inclusive: 5,418thBest Weather: 6,174thSafest: 6,501stMost Beautiful Environments: 7,401stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,424thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,701stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,447thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,780thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,088thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,291stMost Cultured: 11,378thTop
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Most Developed: 12,786thMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,194thMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,226thHealthiest Citizens: 13,883rdSmartest Citizens: 13,992ndLowest Crime Rates: 17,536thLargest Governments: 17,538thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,453rdMost Politically Free: 20,255thLargest Publishing Industry: 20,843rdMost Secular: 21,305th
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Most Advanced Public Education: 12th in the regionMost Politically Free: 12th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Erynia and Draconia, cosmopolitan citizens ask what their countries can do for them.
  • : Following new legislation in Erynia and Draconia, occupational wage levels are based on a crumpled napkin authored by a legendary Eryn City bus driver.
  • : Following new legislation in Erynia and Draconia, the minority inevitably have their addenda vetoed.
  • : Following new legislation in Erynia and Draconia, the price of takeaway food quadruples after 6pm.
  • : Erynia and Draconia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Following new legislation in Erynia and Draconia, frat-house partying has become the national pastime.
  • : Erynia and Draconia published "Geography" (Factbook: Geography).
  • : Following new legislation in Erynia and Draconia, elementary school students are required to master Bach's Chaconne in D before graduation.
  • : Following new legislation in Erynia and Draconia, bargain hunters descend on disaster zones for a quick spot of grocery shopping.
  • : Following new legislation in Erynia and Draconia, textbooks are exactly twice as heavy as they used to be.

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