The Kingdom of Espanto is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, compulsory vegetarianism, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, hard-working, devout population of 577 million Espantoans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.
The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Otalé. The average income tax rate is 27.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The powerhouse Espantoan economy, worth 58.0 trillion Eglis a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Cheese Exports, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 100,516 Eglis, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.
Everyone suspects that everyone else is a terrorist, Occam's razor has sliced to pieces any childhood belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate, and vital intelligence-gathering activities are put on hold as agents return home for seduction training and advanced poker instruction. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Espanto's national animal is the Golden Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Espanto was endorsed by The Constitutional Kingdom of Xagill.
- : Espanto was endorsed by The Absurd Memory of Ravendi.
- : Espanto was endorsed by The Queendom of Eravonia.
- : Espanto's influence in The North Pacific rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
- : Following new legislation in Espanto, vital intelligence-gathering activities are put on hold as agents return home for seduction training and advanced poker instruction.
- : Following new legislation in Espanto, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate.
- : Following new legislation in Espanto, Occam's razor has sliced to pieces any childhood belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy.
- : Following new legislation in Espanto, everyone suspects that everyone else is a terrorist.
- : Espanto was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
- : Following new legislation in Espanto, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces.
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