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The Empire of Desert Elephant

“New nation for a new flag”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Developing
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Contender

Location: North Africa

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Desert Elephant

Population14.717 billion

Currencynot sure yet
Animalelephant

The Empire of Desert Elephant is a gargantuan, safe nation, remarkable for its absence of drug laws. The democratic population of 14.717 billion Desert Elephantians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Social Policy, Industry, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 48.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The large but underdeveloped Desert Elephantian economy, worth 294 trillion not sure yets a year, is quite specialized and led by the Pizza Delivery industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Cheese Exports, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 19,985 not sure yets, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Voting is voluntary and organ donation rates are among the lowest in the region. Crime is almost non-existent, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Desert Elephant's national animal is the elephant.

Desert Elephant is ranked 111,527th in the world and 5th in North Africa for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 410.05 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Largest Populations: 14,283rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,997thLargest Black Market: 19,908th

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