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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,511thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,783rdLargest Mining Sector: 1,972nd
The Freehold of
Moralistic Democracy
Honour and Iron
Influence
Duckspeaker
Roleplay Consul
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Below Average

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The Land of the Ephyral

Population9.723 billion

CapitalEphyra
Leaderthe Senate and Archons of Ephyra
FaithSelian polytheism

CurrencyGold Honour
AnimalSelian Eagle

The Freehold of The Land of the Ephyral is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by the Senate and Archons of Ephyra with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, barren, inhospitable landscape, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 9.723 billion Ephyral are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ephyra. The average income tax rate is 17.6%.

The very strong Ephyral economy, worth a remarkable 2,008 trillion Gold Honours a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 206,562 Gold Honours, with the richest citizens earning 5.1 times as much as the poorest.

Lonely people are supposed to be cheered up by the many parties that they are never invited to, the nation's new foreign policy of 'very disproportionate retribution' has its neighbors on edge, families returning from international vacations are unable to get their children back into the country, and heterosexuality is considered positive proof of fitness to parent. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Land of the Ephyral's national animal is the Selian Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Selian polytheism.

The Land of the Ephyral is ranked 226,979th in the world and 36th in The Coalition of Democratic Nations for Most Beautiful Environments, with 3.48 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,511thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,783rdLargest Mining Sector: 1,972ndRudest Citizens: 2,064thMost Avoided: 2,233rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,267thTop
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Largest Black Market: 2,995thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,514thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,544thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,841stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,355thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,770thLargest Gambling Industry: 5,145thMost Influential: 5,621stHighest Average Incomes: 5,850thLargest Retail Industry: 6,118thMost Devout: 7,757thHighest Economic Output: 7,813thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,280thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,897thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 11,984thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,067thMost Stationary: 13,926thMost Cultured: 14,709thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,013thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,028thLargest Governments: 15,258thLargest Insurance Industry: 16,891stMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,882ndLowest Crime Rates: 19,978thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,095thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,334thLargest Information Technology Sector: 22,199thSmartest Citizens: 22,592nd
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Largest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the region

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