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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,446thMost Influential: 4,302ndMost Primitive: 5,122nd
The People's Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
The future in his peak
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population406 million

AnimalPraying mantis

The People's Republic of Escanval is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its smutty television, enslaved workforce, and prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 406 million Escanvalians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 51.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Escanvalian economy, worth 12.5 trillion Escans a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Basket Weaving, Uranium Mining, and Trout Farming. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 30,880 Escans, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Sneezing pedestrians are grabbed by alley-lurking doctors, busy commuters no longer hear the cries of "I want some more!" on the nation's streets, many friends and relatives of Leader have been given ambassador jobs in tropical island nations, and the media have begun calling the government treasury "Leader's stash". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Escanval's national animal is the Praying mantis, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Escanval is ranked 97,115th in the world and 2,343rd in the South Pacific for Most Stationary, with 79.48419913008 Days.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,446thTop
Most Influential: 4,302ndMost Primitive: 5,122ndMost Authoritarian: 5,821stMost Armed: 5,992ndTop
Most Conservative: 13,264thMost Extreme: 18,217th
Most Armed: 141st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 226th in the regionMost Primitive: 268th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 324th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 492nd in the regionMost Extreme: 515th in the regionMost Conservative: 739th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 765th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 819th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Escanval was endorsed by The Republic of Catillos.
  • : Escanval was endorsed by The Empire of B H A R A T.
  • : Escanval was endorsed by The Dictatorship of Myness.
  • : Escanval voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Fair Arbitration Act".
  • : Following new legislation in Escanval, the media have begun calling the government treasury "Leader's stash".
  • : Following new legislation in Escanval, many friends and relatives of Leader have been given ambassador jobs in tropical island nations.
  • : Following new legislation in Escanval, busy commuters no longer hear the cries of "I want some more!" on the nation's streets.
  • : Following new legislation in Escanval, sneezing pedestrians are grabbed by alley-lurking doctors.
  • : Following new legislation in Escanval, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits.
  • : Escanval was endorsed by The Rogue Nation of Psychological Care.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 149 » Amerion, Hanguk-Nippon, Aidenfieeld, Aumeltopia, Erinor, Hutington, Crystal Creation, Eggraria, Madreia, Qvait, Pencil Sharpeners 2, CzechoSlovakishMoravia, Anserisa, Volaworand, Hong Kong Kowloon and New Territories, Tsvetania, Land Without Shrimp, Farengeto, Phoenixesia, Wehraboos, Bawkie, Kringalia, Bleakfoot, Tsunamy, Merevane, Mapico, Beepee, Erfton, PenguinPies, Xandev, Melicorium, Holy Free, Gnofnordclancedenilland, Phanama, Abarri, Ngasha, Ostko, West Pastafaria, Gonrati, Nova Montron, Marinho Islands, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, Si-topia, Barabarom, Drystar, Yeldarbsland, Jehenna, Qawe, Pamela And Hepatitis, The Two Jerseys, and 99 others.Kiasu-ism, Linguiniland, Yellunstryer, The Worst army of, Escevola, Starsight, Silberne Wache, Stoniamera, Iym Winterless, Shefino, Poopisiya, The Solar System Scope, Direwolf1, Nova Kobol, Bear Connors Paradiso, Empa Aserium, Oreo States, RestartAll, Markla, Alaninia, Sedunn, Utondara, Nouvel-Indre, Eskvenn, Hypersensible Crybabies, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Compli, Omiri, Curlyhoward, Dukin Donuts, United Echo, Quh, Laamiva, Roleca, Saoirsene, Luddinlande, Auphelia, Imperial Duck, Bumblegaria, Sthalrim, NganXuan, Great Andora, The Filippinas, Seliyan progressive Islands, The Radanivans, West Fallows, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Matak Tribes, Naukratis, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Corgitopiaa, Lana Rity, Calistan, ChickenDome, Techganet, Great Britain And Empire, Grillers Free Territory, Nowa Europa, Luzonesia, Bergenu, Bluesand, Mangolalandia, Ralphburg, Great Elsika, Farelonia, Weburya, Republik Hintonia, Nado, Freubia, Nankyoku Tairiku, HUElavia, Pi Ttamgwa Nunmul, Well F, Armanod, Official State of Landland, Purple Hyacinth, Rhetiaa, Glen Cooley, Kervanosia, Aurcania, Esfalsa, Cuuldere, Rabbitz, The Drakan Republic, United States of Vietnam, Tepertopia, Djalia, New Briantown, Briteannia, Ovkianos, Drugged Monkeys, Sandaoguo, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Kedjens, Midand, Concrete Slab, Myness, B H A R A T, and Catillos.

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