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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,578th Largest Black Market: 1,818th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,818th
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

Population8.973 billion

CapitalNew Konstantinopolis
LeaderEmperor Justinian VI
FaithThe Escanthean Orthodox Church

CurrencyImperial Bezant
AnimalWinged Komodo Dragon

The Empire of Escanthea is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Emperor Justinian VI with an iron fist, and renowned for its strictly enforced bedtime, complete lack of prisons, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 8.973 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, although Law & Order, Industry, and Education are also considered important, while Social Policy receives no funds. 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 1,838 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 21,373rd in the world and 29th in Wintreath for Largest Populations, with 8.97 billion Capita.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,578thTop
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Largest Black Market: 1,818thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,818thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,716thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,187thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,764thMost Efficient Economies: 4,075thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,326thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,327thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,824thHighest Average Incomes: 5,081stMost Devout: 5,950thHighest Economic Output: 5,954thLargest Governments: 6,456thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,783rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,058thTop
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Most Cultured: 8,381stLowest Crime Rates: 9,011thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,959thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,836thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,633rdMost Developed: 13,444thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,053rdLargest Mining Sector: 15,474thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15,757th
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Largest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionMost Devout: 12th in the regionMost Extreme: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 17th in the regionLargest Governments: 19th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 21st in the regionMost Conservative: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 22nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 23rd in the regionMost Cultured: 23rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 24th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 27th in the regionLargest Populations: 29th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 29th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 30th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 31st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 32nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Escanthea was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Escanthea lodged a message on the Wintreath Regional Message Board.
  • : Escanthea lodged a message on the Wintreath Regional Message Board.
  • : 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.

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