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The United Kingdom of Eckman

“Out of many, one”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific



Population953 million



The United Kingdom of Eckman is a huge, socially progressive nation, renowned for its frequent executions, keen interest in outer space, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 953 million Eckmanians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government prioritizes Defense, with Administration, Education, and Industry also on the agenda, while International Aid isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Donnmeyer. The average income tax rate is 25.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Eckmanian economy, worth 74.1 trillion Dollars a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Automobile Manufacturing, and Trout Farming. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 77,708 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

The most common answers to where babies come from are "uh... ask your mother" and "um... ask your father", the "temporary replacement bus service" is now a permanent fixture, the comic book series 'Leader and the Villainous Corporate Cronies' is a best-seller, and murderers frequently escape punishment by claiming they were protecting their honour. Crime is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Eckman's national animal is the Cobra.

Eckman is ranked 179,141st in the world and 7,915th in The North Pacific for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 95.06 Tourists Per Hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,519thTop
Most Influential: 4,462ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8,019thLargest Retail Industry: 8,573rdTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 13,012thMost Armed: 14,152ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,723rd
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 261st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 465th in the regionTop
Most Armed: 498th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 528th in the regionRudest Citizens: 626th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 721st in the region

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