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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,526th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,770th Largest Black Market: 1,778th
The Empire of
Corporate Police State
We shall never back down
Emperor Justinian VI
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Escanthea

Population8.581 billion

CapitalNew Konstantinopolis
LeaderEmperor Justinian VI
FaithThe Escanthean Orthodox Church

CurrencyImperial Bezant
AnimalWinged Komodo Dragon

The Empire of Escanthea is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Emperor Justinian VI with an iron fist, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, flagrant waste-dumping, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 8.581 billion Escantheans are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Education also on the agenda, while Social Policy isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Konstantinopolis. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 83.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Escanthean economy, worth a remarkable 1,758 trillion Imperial Bezants a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 204,902 Imperial Bezants, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 590,012 per year while the poor average 56,520, a ratio of 10.4 to 1.

Charities reserve the right to not help those who go against religious teachings, executions are marked by quiet dignity and maybe a final round or two of whist, preschools put children down for naps with milk, cookies, and a gruesome story of vengeance, and a rusted hulk in New Konstantinopolis harbour has been voted the worst eyesore in Wintreath. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Escanthea's national animal is the Winged Komodo Dragon, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Escanthean Orthodox Church.

Escanthea is ranked 13,447th in the world and 43rd in Wintreath for Most Developed, scoring 82.6 on the Human Development Index.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,526thTop
5%
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,770thLargest Black Market: 1,778thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,561stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,190thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,603rdMost Efficient Economies: 4,155thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,249thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,379thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,689thHighest Average Incomes: 4,961stMost Devout: 5,925thHighest Economic Output: 6,093rdLargest Governments: 6,357thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,797thTop
10%
Most Advanced Public Transport: 8,412thMost Cultured: 8,462ndLowest Crime Rates: 8,930thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,872ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,772ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,704thMost Developed: 13,447thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,009thLargest Mining Sector: 15,032ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15,183rd
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Largest Black Market: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the regionMost Extreme: 9th in the regionMost Conservative: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10th in the regionMost Devout: 10th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionTop
10%
Most Pro-Market: 16th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Governments: 17th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 18th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 22nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 22nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 23rd in the regionMost Cultured: 24th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 26th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 28th in the regionLargest Populations: 28th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Escanthea was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Escanthea was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces and the Top 10% for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in Escanthea, a rusted hulk in New Konstantinopolis harbour has been voted the worst eyesore in Wintreath.
  • : Following new legislation in Escanthea, preschools put children down for naps with milk, cookies, and a gruesome story of vengeance.
  • : Following new legislation in Escanthea, executions are marked by quiet dignity and maybe a final round or two of whist.
  • : Following new legislation in Escanthea, charities reserve the right to not help those who go against religious teachings.
  • : Escanthea was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Escanthea was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces, Largest Black Market, and Largest Agricultural Sector and the Top 10% for Largest Mining Sector and Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in Escanthea, the army's use of chemical weapons leaves a bad taste in the mouth.
  • : Following new legislation in Escanthea, no-one can foil the ambitions of Big Aluminium.

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