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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,883rdMost Influential: 4,205thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,703rd
The Dominion of
Corrupt Dictatorship
striving for socialism,kept by blingbling of capitalism
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Few

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Eskaton

Population657 million

CapitalMorticia Morgana -MoMo-

CurrencyTala
AnimalFlying Donkey

The Dominion of Eskaton is a huge, genial nation, notable for its ban on automobiles, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical population of 657 million Eskatonians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Morticia Morgana -MoMo-. The average income tax rate is 61.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Eskatonian economy, worth 64.8 trillion Tala a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 98,700 Tala, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Anyone who so much as frowns risks being referred to a mental health unit, conscripts often volunteer for a second tour of duty so they can get a ticket to next year's Army Revue, fair-weather fans talk during plays while die-hard theatre enthusiasts stay at home, and fifteen-year-olds cannot walk younger siblings to school without a professional Childcare and Education Certificate. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Eskaton's national animal is the Flying Donkey, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Eskaton is ranked 108,300th in the world and 2,812th in the West Pacific for Most Average, scoring 36.8 on the Average Standardized Normality Scale.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,883rdMost Influential: 4,205thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,703rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,738thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 14,404thMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,165thBest Weather: 15,471stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,190thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,216thNicest Citizens: 16,605thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 16,606thMost Inclusive: 16,614thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,616thMost Secular: 18,536thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,613th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 120th in the regionMost Influential: 169th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 188th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 221st in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 340th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 357th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 368th in the regionBest Weather: 383rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 420th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 422nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 452nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 460th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 463rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 472nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 476th in the regionMost Secular: 480th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 501st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 505th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 512th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 521st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 526th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Eskaton, fifteen-year-olds cannot walk younger siblings to school without a professional Childcare and Education Certificate.
  • : Following new legislation in Eskaton, fair-weather fans talk during plays while die-hard theatre enthusiasts stay at home.
  • : Eskaton endorsed The ʇɐǝɹפ qoq of Bobki.
  • : Following new legislation in Eskaton, conscripts often volunteer for a second tour of duty so they can get a ticket to next year's Army Revue.
  • : Following new legislation in Eskaton, anyone who so much as frowns risks being referred to a mental health unit.
  • : Following new legislation in Eskaton, collisions between bicycles and carnival floats are on the rise.
  • : Eskaton was endorsed by The ʇɐǝɹפ qoq of Bobki.
  • : Eskaton was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Eskaton voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Frieden-und Freudenland".
  • : Eskaton voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Freedom to Seek Medical Care II"".

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