by Max Barry

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,545thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,108thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,379th
The Serene Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Strength and Prosperity By The People
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population6.568 billion

LeaderPrime Councilor Christopher P Benjamin

AnimalGreat Buck

The Serene Republic of Essena is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Prime Councilor Christopher P Benjamin with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, ubiquitous missile silos, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, devout population of 6.568 billion Essenians 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fredericksburg. The average income tax rate is 60.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Essenian economy, worth 500 trillion Dollarmarks a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Arms Manufacturing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 76,257 Dollarmarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Twice-daily toilet inspection rotas for government buildings are archived for public appraisal, the new Liquor Legitimacy Office is besieged with job applications from people who have experience in "statistical sampling methods", tower block residents are each held responsible for four square inches of front lawn, and popular websites like NationStates are blocked for "national security". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Essena's national animal is the Great Buck, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Essena is ranked 185,840th in the world and 174th in The Western Isles for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.69 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,545thTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,108thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,379thMost Primitive: 9,123rdTop
Most Pacifist: 13,936thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,067thLargest Welfare Programs: 20,780thMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,186th
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7th in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionMost Primitive: 18th in the regionMost Average: 19th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 12 » Roendavar, Nhoor, Vancouvia, Aizcona, Corindia, Littolyo, Serpens Land, Eurania, Ostehaar, Segentova, Almorea, and Nurbaria.

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