The Sparkly Mermaid of Escade is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Sofia Escade with a fair hand, and remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, free-roaming dinosaurs, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, democratic population of 10.496 billion Escadians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Empyreal City. The average income tax rate is 96.6%.
The frighteningly efficient Escadean economy, worth a remarkable 1,309 trillion Nectars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry. Average income is an impressive 124,732 Nectars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Serial killers who are released early distribute death but not their seed, films are funded in accordance with the volume of tears shed when reading the screenplay, trails to natural wonders are littered with trash from reality film crews, and the nation's ambassadors often conduct their business in jail cells. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Escade's national animal is the Hummingbird, which is also the nation's favorite main course.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Escade, the nation's ambassadors often conduct their business in jail cells.
- : Following new legislation in Escade, trails to natural wonders are littered with trash from reality film crews.
- : Following new legislation in Escade, films are funded in accordance with the volume of tears shed when reading the screenplay.
- : Following new legislation in Escade, serial killers who are released early distribute death but not their seed.
- : Following new legislation in Escade, a five-year-old and a convicted terrorist can sit alongside one another in jury service.
- : Following new legislation in Escade, male politicians lose their jobs for staring too long at their female counterparts.
- : Following new legislation in Escade, families are left homeless as entire suburbs are bulldozed on the whim of tribal chiefs.
- : Escade's influence in The East Pacific rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
- : Escade was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Germansberg.
- : Following new legislation in Escade, power to the people comes from the barrel of a gun.
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