|Leader||Emperor John X|
The Celestial Empire of Esplandia California is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor John X with an iron fist, and renowned for its public floggings, frequent executions, and ritual sacrifices. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 3.714 billion Californians 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Spirituality, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of San Ramon. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 49.6%.
The thriving Californian economy, worth 253 trillion Bucks a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Information Technology, and Retail. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 68,384 Bucks, with the richest citizens earning 7.2 times as much as the poorest.
Billions of Bucks are spent to take high-quality photos of the Great Bear Nebula, nobody draws smiley faces on receipts anymore, concert halls sport signs proclaiming "No Shorts, Sandals or Swastikas", and propaganda posters remind citizens that 'opinions are treason'. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Esplandia California's national animal is the Great Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Celestialism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Esplandia California's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Esplandia California altered its national flag.
- : Esplandia California was refounded in Balder.
- : Esplandia California ceased to exist in Osiris.
- : Esplandia California was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
- : Esplandia California was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Devout and the Top 10% for Most Advanced Defense Forces and Most Corrupt Governments.
- : Esplandia California's influence in Osiris rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
- : Esplandia California was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
- : Following new legislation in Esplandia California, propaganda posters remind citizens that 'opinions are treason'.
- : Following new legislation in Esplandia California, concert halls sport signs proclaiming "No Shorts, Sandals or Swastikas".