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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,969th Safest: 14,104th
The Armed Republic of
Democratic Socialists
Capitalism is a bad alternative.
Influence
Instigator
Minister of Defence
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Developing
Political Freedom
Good

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Essentei

Population1.543 billion

CurrencyEmlen
AnimalShoivonger

The Armed Republic of Essentei is a massive, genial nation, notable for its compulsory military service, daily referendums, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate population of 1.543 billion Essentans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Welfare, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 48.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Essenteian economy, worth 45.9 trillion Emlens a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Furniture Restoration, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 29,766 Emlens, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Saying "don't do anything that Leader wouldn't do" doesn't exclude a great deal, 50% of adverts on children's television are for clothes made of cotton wool, elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates, and college students make ends meet by selling their kidneys. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Essentei's national animal is the Shoivonger.

Essentei is ranked 75,833rd in the world and 5th in Laraniem for Most Primitive, scoring -50.68 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Top
5%
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,969thTop
10%
Safest: 14,104th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Essentei's influence in Laraniem rose from "Contender" to "Instigator".
  • : Essentei's influence in Laraniem fell from "Instigator" to "Contender".
  • : Essentei's influence in Laraniem rose from "Contender" to "Instigator".
  • : Essentei changed its national animal to "Shoivonger".
  • : Essentei was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
  • : Essentei's influence in Laraniem fell from "Instigator" to "Contender".
  • : The Sewerage System of Vae Cloaca granted Border Control authority and removed Polls authority from Essentei as Minister of Defence in Laraniem.
  • : Essentei's influence in Laraniem fell from "Dealmaker" to "Instigator".
  • : Essentei was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
  • : Essentei's influence in Laraniem fell from "Enforcer" to "Dealmaker".

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