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The Holy Dromedan Ascendancy of Ediola

“We believe because it's absurd.” Nym Su-Do

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The North Pacific

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Ediola

Population7.591 billion

CapitalBastion
LeaderNym Su-Do
FaithImperial Theory of Action

CurrencyCor
AnimalExcellian Wing

The Holy Dromedan Ascendancy of Ediola is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Nym Su-Do with a fair hand, and notable for its smutty television, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 7.591 billion Ediolans 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, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bastion. The average income tax rate is 99.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Ediolan economy, worth a remarkable 1,671 trillion Cors a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 220,161 Cors, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Vanity is the constant enemy of dignity, glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town, passengers often cause a stink on public transport, and evenings at university debating societies often end with everyone acknowledging both sides may well be right. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ediola's national animal is the Excellian Wing, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Imperial Theory of Action.

Ediola is ranked 161,231st in the world and 8,333rd in The North Pacific for Most Devout, with 2.91 Prayers Per Hour.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 413thSafest: 696thMost Inclusive: 727thMost Influential: 787thMost Pacifist: 791stMost Developed: 793rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 883rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 893rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 940thLongest Average Lifespans: 963rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 997thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,033rdLowest Crime Rates: 1,064thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,096thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,147thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,178thNicest Citizens: 1,180thLargest Governments: 1,225thBest Weather: 1,278thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,376thSmartest Citizens: 1,454thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,553rdHealthiest Citizens: 1,563rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,573rdMost Advanced Public Education: 1,632ndTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,738thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,780thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,780thMost Cultured: 2,230thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,681stLargest Publishing Industry: 3,248thHighest Average Incomes: 4,337thMost Efficient Economies: 4,502ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,658thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,617thHighest Economic Output: 7,784thMost Secular: 7,906thTop
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Most Stationary: 15,176th
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Safest: 36th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 41st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 48th in the regionMost Inclusive: 48th in the regionMost Developed: 49th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 52nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 52nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 52nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 54th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 54th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 55th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 60th in the regionLargest Governments: 60th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 61st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 61st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 62nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 63rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 67th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 71st in the regionNicest Citizens: 74th in the regionBest Weather: 75th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 76th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 84th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 87th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 93rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 103rd in the regionMost Cultured: 105th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 128th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 132nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 152nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 205th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 210th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 235th in the regionMost Influential: 277th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 303rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 370th in the regionMost Stationary: 375th in the regionMost Secular: 411th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 531st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ediola, evenings at university debating societies often end with everyone acknowledging both sides may well be right.
  • : Following new legislation in Ediola, passengers often cause a stink on public transport.
  • : Following new legislation in Ediola, glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town.
  • : Following new legislation in Ediola, vanity is the constant enemy of dignity.
  • : Following new legislation in Ediola, polling place volunteers are suddenly opening a huge number of offshore bank accounts.
  • : Ediola was endorsed by The Republic of Huks Gares.
  • : Ediola was endorsed by The United Kingdom of Idumetala.
  • : Ediola was endorsed by The Absurd Memory of Ravendi.
  • : Following new legislation in Ediola, 50% of adverts on children's television are for clothes made of cotton wool.
  • : Following new legislation in Ediola, the government is more interested in identifying problems than fixing them.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 228 » Notyoutopia, Siwale, Great Bights Mum, Yaorozu, Xentherida, Holy Oranz, Sunto, Pallaith, Malta Comino Gozo, Sil Dorsett, Shadowrik, Frances Francis the First of France, Kwaj, PlanetPunk, Amerian States, Selfgradatude, General COE, Koda-Land, Diodone, Kelvaros Prime, Dadastan Archipelago, Yukti, Necromonia, New Chilokver, Buckerino, Cloydicia, The Iron Lions, Universal State Formula, Territorio di Nessuno, Corfad, Aroa, Unsophisticate, Wineclaw, Ainsworth, Unimaginable Doom, The Syca, Azzarel, Free Culture, Alice Gardens, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, New Lakemba, Wunderstrafanstalt, Eglise Sainte Eve, Outer Egorniand, Ozstan, Moubarakistan, Puczovska, Atain, Phoronu, Adamantius, and 178 others.Q w e r t y, Revolutionary Sealand, Shibutani, Guslantis, Govornia, Northern Glory, Lower Nubia, Former English Colony, Misuvelia, Avalon, Highton Islands, The Gamer Party, Whereisthatistan, Sacrento, Vivanco, Zeternia, Ethnon, New Trisone, Sundred, Empy, United Draconia, SORT, Kulgatha, Zokk, Hyperbanus, Maott, El Fiji Grande, Kobagia, Arstungry, East Wushen, Wilkshire, Dar es Saalam, Babacar, The Rhein States, The Most Freedom Ever, New Bremerton, Valhalla123, New Pruessen, The Serdey Islands, Islamic Cali, Spartoptia, United Kahndaq, Niradans, Vincone Cae, Newpromisedland, Votak Matim, North Bratislava, Sinelona, Dreadton, Omnistria, Kasazzastan, Viridiann, Amauri, Federation Terra Australis, Napnomadia, Avemterra, Warsaw-Halicz, Bearical, Ninjak30, Lunallian, The Galactic Triumvirate, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, Plumas, Zumlandia, Ostrolia, Steraz, The South Falls, Torakuen, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Guer Aike, The Windmilluminati, Pasargad, The Sinclarian Provinces, Alunya, Tarr-Nation, Zemnaya Svoboda, Joodey, Partax, Egalico, Solmetria, Acrabinnia, Jasminlandia, Saturns Edge, Ibiscaton, Brettenia, Orven, Plangainer, Steampunk Ariel, Sea Ghost, Trillius, Haor Chall, Angwayster, Xandarnia, Astronomical, Victoriaans Nederlands, Rkainjel, Aratani, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Yummy Blubber, Ikea Rike, Legendsland, British Pacific Islands, Republic of New Atlantis, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Rynion, Test for a new hope, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Antityranicals, Hileville, Elder Realms, Constantinolia, Makersaulache, Astrind, Glurponia, Abject Ludicrosity, Xzavia-Hjar, Orado, Wisconsota, Sockmanland, Runeda, Penrith, Cuyan, Daiz, Lindsaystan, Seenvorland, Concordare, The Tampa Bay Rays, Juggernautilus, Tamgu, New Flos, Lanterkint, New Octicarg, Duerrlewang, Moisus, Dramanian, McMasterdonia, The Stratosphere Islands, Miruma, Delmak, Faircliff, Ponantine, Racoda, Tellavinna, Solskjar, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, Potestasia, Loli County, Yewbow, Eteles, Avenged Sevenfoldia, Serendipita Martia, Federalania, Nothru Lerple, Altamonte, PotatoFarmers, Clan Spaniel, Angshire, Kranostav, Neworva, Xagill, Germanic Araya, Pazair, Phoeba, Daymonskinner, Dabarastan, Zyvetskistaahn, Afcon, Parmovand, United Anglo-America, Eravonia, Ravendi, Idumetala, and Huks Gares.

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