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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,034th Most Authoritarian: 3,926th Largest Agricultural Sector: 5,640th
The People's Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
The Nation, The Party, The People
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Ethoceria

Population709 million

CapitalRevolution City

CurrencyEthocerian Credit
AnimalEthocerian Mountain Eagle

The People's Republic of Ethoceria is a huge, orderly nation, renowned for its compulsory military service, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 709 million Ethocerians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Revolution City. The average income tax rate is 71.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Ethocerian economy, worth 53.2 trillion Ethocerian Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Trout Farming, Beef-Based Agriculture, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 75,034 Ethocerian Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

All gamers have been drafted into the military despite their lack of upper body strength, would-be emigrants are told "abandon all hope all ye who would exit here", the media have begun calling the government treasury "Leader's stash", and citizens are barcoded to keep track of their movements. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ethoceria's national animal is the Ethocerian Mountain Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Ethoceria is ranked 114,694th in the world and 499th in The Communist Bloc for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 283.63 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,034thMost Authoritarian: 3,926thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,640thTop
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Most Extreme: 10,060thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,130thMost Conservative: 10,808th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 16th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 24th in the regionMost Extreme: 32nd in the regionMost Conservative: 38th in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 45th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 56th in the regionMost Primitive: 58th in the regionLargest Black Market: 61st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ethoceria, citizens are barcoded to keep track of their movements.
  • : Following new legislation in Ethoceria, the media have begun calling the government treasury "Leader's stash".
  • : Following new legislation in Ethoceria, would-be emigrants are told "abandon all hope all ye who would exit here".
  • : Following new legislation in Ethoceria, all gamers have been drafted into the military despite their lack of upper body strength.
  • : Following new legislation in Ethoceria, military spending recently hit a new high.
  • : Following new legislation in Ethoceria, lavish state dinners in Revolution City are the state's leading budgetary expenditure.
  • : Following new legislation in Ethoceria, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces.
  • : Following new legislation in Ethoceria, extraordinary rendition is nothing out of the ordinary.
  • : Following new legislation in Ethoceria, truancy officers have a hard time catching children trained in advanced camouflage skills.
  • : Following new legislation in Ethoceria, elementary school students are required to master Bach's Chaconne in D before graduation.

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