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Rudest Citizens: 1,365th Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,457th Most Corrupt Governments: 1,509th
The Senate and Freeholders of
Moralistic Democracy
Blood and Iron
Influence
Truckler
Roleplay Consul
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Below Average

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The Land of the Ephyral

Population6.214 billion

CapitalEphyra
LeaderArchon Anomedes Gorgosios Lenaleos
FaithEphyral paganism

CurrencyGold Honour
AnimalEphyral Eagle

The Senate and Freeholders of The Land of the Ephyral is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Archon Anomedes Gorgosios Lenaleos with an even hand, and renowned for its closed borders, enslaved workforce, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 6.214 billion Ephyrīhi 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, moralistic government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ephyra. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.3%.

The very strong Ephyrīha economy, worth a remarkable 1,207 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. Average income is an impressive 194,299 Gold Honours, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 608,359 per year while the poor average 47,581, a ratio of 12.8 to 1.

Withdrawal of support for drug addicts is leaving many with cold sweats, Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume, the military is researching proton packs and PK-meters to combat "unseen enemy forces", and fathers are free to sell their daughters to whomever they choose. 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 Ephyral Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Ephyral paganism.

The Land of the Ephyral is ranked 174,073rd in the world and 54th in The Coalition of Democratic Nations for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -33.02 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Rudest Citizens: 1,365thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,457thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,509thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,564thTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 1,849thMost Avoided: 1,902ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,210thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,219thLargest Black Market: 3,265thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,347thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,651stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,821stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,140thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,916thMost Influential: 4,984thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,439thLargest Retail Industry: 5,687thHighest Average Incomes: 6,236thMost Devout: 6,438thTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 9,277thLargest Insurance Industry: 9,607thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,747thHighest Economic Output: 11,106thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,755thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,489thMost Cultured: 15,662ndLargest Governments: 15,962ndMost Conservative: 16,756th
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Largest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Conservative: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 5 » Ascoobis, Prusswitonsiakekingkailand, Paglaum, The Batavia Colony, and Nordamy.

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