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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,126thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,784thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,668th
The Kingdom of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Glory to Esslea, Kingdom of the Free
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Esslea

Population2.096 billion

CapitalEssleya
LeaderHM King William I
FaithNone

CurrencyAngot
AnimalAurantiaco Bird

The Kingdom of Esslea is a massive, safe nation, ruled by HM King William I with an even hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, national health service, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.096 billion Essleans 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 Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Essleya. The average income tax rate is 50.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Esslean economy, worth 174 trillion Angots a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Basket Weaving, and Information Technology. Average income is 83,209 Angots, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Some people will do literally anything to be in the spotlight, diplomatic missions typically end with a flurry of childish insults, accusations and phlegm, pedal-powered removal vans are a popular Maxxmas gift for the children of separated parents, and advertisements read like science journal articles complete with extensive references. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Esslea's national animal is the Aurantiaco Bird, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is None.

Esslea is ranked 181,492nd in the world and 58th in Thalassia for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 48.6 Whatever.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,126thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,784thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,668thSafest: 8,123rdMost Pacifist: 9,469thBest Weather: 11,901stTop
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Most Influential: 14,528thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,420thMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,633rdNicest Citizens: 15,856thMost Inclusive: 17,104thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,918thMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,925thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,579thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,786thLongest Average Lifespans: 23,580thHealthiest Citizens: 23,960th
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Esslea was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Esslea was endorsed by The Confederacy of Mikano.
  • : Following new legislation in Esslea, advertisements read like science journal articles complete with extensive references.
  • : Following new legislation in Esslea, pedal-powered removal vans are a popular Maxxmas gift for the children of separated parents.
  • : Esslea voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Digital Network Defense"".
  • : Esslea's influence in Thalassia rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Esslea was endorsed by The Republic of Granevia.
  • : Esslea voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Dilber".
  • : Esslea was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Esslea was endorsed by The People's Republic of Canton Island.

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