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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,815th Largest Black Market: 2,099th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,642nd
The Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
We shall never back down
Emperor Justinian VI
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Escanthea

Population8.07 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 otherworldly petting zoo, smutty television, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 8.07 billion Escantheans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

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 84.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Escanthean economy, worth a remarkable 1,601 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 impressive 198,401 Imperial Bezants, with the richest citizens earning 8.2 times as much as the poorest.

Street preachers spend more time condemning government bureaucracy than passers-by, adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère, only adults may purchase violent video games, and politicians frequently make unusual poses during speeches in hopes of inspiring the next internet fad. 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 16,092nd in the world and 42nd in Wintreath for Most Eco-Friendly Governments, scoring 4,136.73 on the Dolphin Recycling Awareness Index.

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,815thTop
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Largest Black Market: 2,099thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,642ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,986thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,971stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,152ndMost Efficient Economies: 4,359thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,533rdMost Corrupt Governments: 5,150thHighest Average Incomes: 5,488thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,166thMost Devout: 6,200thLargest Governments: 6,509thHighest Economic Output: 6,785thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,138thLowest Crime Rates: 8,465thMost Cultured: 8,833rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,417thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 9,915thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,872ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,725thMost Developed: 13,526thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,092ndMost Conservative: 17,979thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,616th
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Largest Black Market: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionMost Conservative: 9th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9th in the regionMost Devout: 10th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 11th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 11th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 14th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Governments: 17th in the regionMost Extreme: 18th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 21st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Escanthea, politicians frequently make unusual poses during speeches in hopes of inspiring the next internet fad.
  • : Following new legislation in Escanthea, only adults may purchase violent video games.
  • : Following new legislation in Escanthea, adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère.
  • : Following new legislation in Escanthea, street preachers spend more time condemning government bureaucracy than passers-by.
  • : Following new legislation in Escanthea, for just a few extra Imperial Bezants Escantheans can get new driving records with their new cars.
  • : Escanthea was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare and Most Conservative.
  • : Following new legislation in Escanthea, the television adaptation of Jennifer Government is the most popular program in the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Escanthea, there's never enough space in space.
  • : Following new legislation in Escanthea, the acceptance of acupuncture and other alternative therapies has needled the scientific community.
  • : Following new legislation in Escanthea, membership in The Escanthean Orthodox Church is mandatory and all other faith organisations are banned.

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