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Most Armed: 4,015th Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,093rd Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,107th
The Union of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Imperium in Imperio
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population1.004 billion

LeaderPrime Minister Ludovicus Epidius

CurrencyEssian Dollar
AnimalEssian Northern Eagle

The Union of Essi is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Prime Minister Ludovicus Epidius with an even hand, and renowned for its national health service, sprawling nuclear power plants, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.004 billion Essins 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 Administration, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gloria. The average income tax rate is 49.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Essian economy, worth 91.8 trillion Essian Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 91,465 Essian Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Party leaders rely on horoscopes to create "ticket balance", excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside, "Mad Max: Returning Again to Barrydrome" is this year's unexpected summer blockbuster, and elections are won by the candidate who makes the best 'yo mama' jokes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Essi's national animal is the Essian Northern Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Essi is ranked 53,189th in the world and 1,171st in The East Pacific for Most Stationary, with 176.08611647148 Days.

Most Armed: 4,015thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,093rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,107thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,176thLargest Mining Sector: 14,757thMost Average: 15,354th
Most Armed: 86th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 178th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 215th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 233rd in the regionTop
Most Average: 401st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 404th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 565th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 566th in the region

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