by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 11,076thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 15,939thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 18,836th
The Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship
In Friendship, Family! (Flag Credit: Thach Hai Dang)
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population371 million


The Empire of Ethelontis is a huge, cultured nation, remarkable for its public floggings, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The cynical population of 371 million Ethelontisians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 53.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Ethelontisian economy, worth 14.8 trillion Panams a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 40,015 Panams, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Kissing cousins produce the heartiest babies, soldiers' positions are given away by the glint of their bayonets, a primitive society is being eroded as its youth flock to the modern world, and the needs of the living outweigh the needs of the dead. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ethelontis's national animal is the Panther, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ethelontis is ranked 46,042nd in the world and 951st in the Rejected Realms for Longest Average Lifespans, with 79.03 Years.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 11,076thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 15,939thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 18,836th
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Endorsements Received: 11 » Dead I Jack, Zerentopia, Volsar, Panormia, Morover, Mundanus, Thus Sprach Zarathustra, Lansaka, Agalaesia, Aqueira, and Bormiar.

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