by Max Barry

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Safest: 3,777th Most Advanced Public Education: 3,821st Most Subsidized Industry: 4,381st
The Flammable Gas of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
Eminence Grise
Delegato Emerito
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population8.821 billion

CapitalNew Sarum
LeaderKing Henry IX

AnimalRed Kite

The Flammable Gas of Ethane is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by King Henry IX with a fair hand, and remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, keen interest in outer space, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 8.821 billion Ethanians 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 enormous government prioritizes Education, with Industry, Defense, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Sarum. The average income tax rate is 92.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ethanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,169 trillion C2H6s a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 132,620 C2H6s, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Body doubles and armed bodyguards escort witnesses to and from courtrooms, a surprising number of police officers have been arrested for Red Kite sacrifices, giggling teens are asked to put their mouths on rubber dolls, and forty-year-old men are asked for their ID before watching the latest pony cartoon movies. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ethane's national animal is the Red Kite, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Ethane is ranked 9,940th in the world and 2nd in Esportiva for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with 3 Valid Endorsements.

Safest: 3,777thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,821stMost Subsidized Industry: 4,381stMost Influential: 4,438thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,590thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,687thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,867thMost Efficient Economies: 4,923rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,287thMost Developed: 5,542ndMost Pacifist: 5,633rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,754thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,762ndNicest Citizens: 5,943rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,248thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,046thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,430thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,450thLowest Crime Rates: 7,792ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,803rdLargest Governments: 7,993rdHighest Poor Incomes: 8,039thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,090thSmartest Citizens: 8,311thMost Inclusive: 8,365thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 8,438thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,444thMost Cultured: 8,620thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,958thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,118thBest Weather: 9,163rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,940thMost Stationary: 10,200thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,838thHighest Economic Output: 12,153rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,440thNudest: 15,272ndHighest Average Incomes: 16,686th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionSafest: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionNudest: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6th in the regionMost Income Equality: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ethane was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens and Most Inclusive and the Top 10% for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Ethane was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Ethane was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Ethane was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Ethane was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Ethane was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Ethane lodged a message on the Esportiva Regional Message Board.
  • : Ethane was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Ethane voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Durkadurkiranistan II".
  • : Ethane was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 3 » South Covello, Mattijana, and Damukuni.

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