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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,851st Rudest Citizens: 5,514th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,776th
The Free Land of
Corporate Bordello
Líchaim!
Influence
Powerbroker
Porter
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Excellent

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New Ephriam

Population1.163 billion

CapitalHebron
LeaderBen Gurion

CurrencyShekel
AnimalArabian Oryx

The Free Land of New Ephriam is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Ben Gurion with a fair hand, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, frequent executions, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 1.163 billion Ephramians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The tiny government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hebron. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.6%.

The all-consuming Ephramian economy, worth 126 trillion Shekels a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Furniture Restoration, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 108,524 Shekels, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 426,238 per year while the poor average 18,777, a ratio of 22.7 to 1.

The nation's politicians are known more for the internet memes they spawn than any of their accomplishments, the last thing Ephramian soldiers hear before charging into battle is a preacher trying to convert them, the nation grinds to a halt for afternoon tea, and pretending to be prejudiced is a good way to get out of jury duty. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control. New Ephriam's national animal is the Arabian Oryx, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

New Ephriam is ranked 35,960th in the world and 1st in Incendia for Most Developed, scoring 63.74 on the Human Development Index.

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,851stRudest Citizens: 5,514thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,776thFattest Citizens: 5,971stLargest Insurance Industry: 6,037thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,372ndMost Devout: 6,375thLargest Mining Sector: 7,595thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 8,388thLargest Retail Industry: 8,506thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,570thMost Avoided: 12,339thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,166thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 14,053rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 15,427th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : New Ephriam's influence in Incendia rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".
  • : New Ephriam lodged a message on the Incendia Regional Message Board.
  • : New Ephriam lodged a message on the Incendia Regional Message Board.
  • : New Ephriam's influence in Incendia rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : Following new legislation in New Ephriam, pretending to be prejudiced is a good way to get out of jury duty.
  • : Following new legislation in New Ephriam, the nation grinds to a halt for afternoon tea.
  • : Following new legislation in New Ephriam, the last thing Ephramian soldiers hear before charging into battle is a preacher trying to convert them.
  • : Following new legislation in New Ephriam, the nation's politicians are known more for the internet memes they spawn than any of their accomplishments.
  • : Following new legislation in New Ephriam, Ephramian housewives become unusually flustered when thinking about Ben Gurion.
  • : New Ephriam lodged a message on the Incendia Regional Message Board.

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