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The Holy Empire of Edmulus

“Unity, Discipline, Work”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Rare
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Contender

Location: The Empire of Tamriel

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Edmulus

Population5.791 billion

CapitalEdmulustown
LeaderEdmund
FaithEdmusian

Currencyfranc
Animalwolf

The Holy Empire of Edmulus is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Edmund with an iron fist, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, lack of airports, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.791 billion Edmulusians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Edmulustown. The average income tax rate is 84.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Edmulusian economy, worth 926 trillion francs a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Retail, Uranium Mining, Soda Sales, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 159,998 francs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

The government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid, five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars, photos of picturesque coastal buildings are set against a backdrop of smokestacks and ship hulls, and groups of three or more trees are cut down in the name of 'child safety'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Edmulus's national animal is the wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Edmusian.

Edmulus is ranked 34,324th in the world and 8th in The Empire of Tamriel for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 4,131.31 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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1%
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 779thLargest Retail Industry: 1,096thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,611thLargest Black Market: 1,627thTop
5%
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,984thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,712thLargest Mining Sector: 2,868thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,299thNudest: 3,904thMost Devout: 4,258thMost Avoided: 4,440thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,664thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7,026thMost Efficient Economies: 7,092ndTop
10%
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,751stMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,760thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,322ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,376thHighest Average Incomes: 10,614thLowest Crime Rates: 11,379thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,259thLargest Governments: 12,288thMost Ignorant Citizens: 12,408thMost Authoritarian: 14,649thHighest Economic Output: 15,783rd
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5%
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionTop
10%
Most Devout: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Edmulus, groups of three or more trees are cut down in the name of 'child safety'.
  • : Edmulus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Ignorant Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Edmulus, photos of picturesque coastal buildings are set against a backdrop of smokestacks and ship hulls.
  • : Following new legislation in Edmulus, five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars.
  • : Following new legislation in Edmulus, the government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid.
  • : Following new legislation in Edmulus, meetings are often scheduled for "about four-ish" following complete conversion to sundials.
  • : Following new legislation in Edmulus, citizens can only enjoy the splendor of the natural world in designated 'Majesty Appreciation' zones.
  • : Following new legislation in Edmulus, most academic research has ground to a halt.
  • : Following new legislation in Edmulus, eight-year-olds can be seen lighting up in public areas.
  • : Following new legislation in Edmulus, Harry Potter conventions are closely watched by the government for any signs of 'dueling'.

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