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The Empire of Ekonia

“Para las personas. Para el estado”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Rare
Economy:
Thriving
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific

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Ekonia

Population630 million

CapitalElkton

CurrencyUntz
AnimalElk

The Empire of Ekonia is a huge, safe nation, notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, ubiquitous missile silos, and triple-decker prams. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 630 million Ekonians 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, Defense, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Elkton. The average income tax rate is 52.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Ekonian economy, worth 47.4 trillion Untzes a year, is dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 75,274 Untzes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A proud mining community is considering a rebellion after the Capital officially renamed them 'District XII', radio stations are forbidden to play anything with too much drum or bass, the nationalised Arms Manufacturing Industry is not interested in making weapons, and the government snoops on private internet connections. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ekonia's national animal is the Elk, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ekonia is ranked 221,046th in the world and 9,197th in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 79.16 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,543rdTop
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Most Influential: 4,662ndMost Devout: 9,123rdTop
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Most Authoritarian: 15,897thMost Ignorant Citizens: 16,377thMost Corrupt Governments: 20,284thMost Conservative: 20,470thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,577th
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Most Devout: 384th in the regionTop
10%
Most Authoritarian: 770th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 802nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 881st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 963rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 970th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ekonia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate The Embassy"".
  • : Ekonia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Gay Panic defense Ban".
  • : Following new legislation in Ekonia, the government snoops on private internet connections.
  • : Following new legislation in Ekonia, the nationalised Arms Manufacturing Industry is not interested in making weapons.
  • : Following new legislation in Ekonia, radio stations are forbidden to play anything with too much drum or bass.
  • : Following new legislation in Ekonia, a proud mining community is considering a rebellion after the Capital officially renamed them 'District XII'.
  • : Following new legislation in Ekonia, school lockers are filled with fancy underwear.
  • : Ekonia was endorsed by The Republic of Tsandonown.
  • : Ekonia was endorsed by The Reformed State of Centrialand.
  • : Ekonia was endorsed by The Free Land of Siberian Workforce.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 147 » Guer Aike, Valentine Z, Hamerica, Votak Matim, Zzozona, Selfgradatude, Yellops, Shibutani, Orado, Yaorozu, Territorio di Nessuno, Corfad, I made a thing, Hardscrabble, El Fiji Grande, Climeria, Ellbonnia, Lulubellia, Aerilia, Sevinland, North Bratislava, Navsland, Crusadam, Ethnon, Koda-Land, Siwale, Kazoo Basin, Empy, Former English Colony, Brucklania, Great Bights Mum, Ozstan, Odelinor, The Rhein States, Bankowiata, Pytong, Andexia, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Republica Guilleana, Dreadton, Sunto, Slyakanya, Dar es Saalam, Kocherian, Joodey, Vyata Temor, Notyoutopia, Wineclaw, Loutsland, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, and 97 others.Heilhum Imperius, Xipher, Seijitsu, Venicea, Strongwill, Colfes, Pallaith, Interdimensional Zone, WeKnow, 1 very fast endotarter, The Tampa Bay Rays, Vexilia, Wilkshire, New Lakemba, Draconian Progression, Intion North, Cereskia, Blyskalia, Kranostav, Sil Dorsett, Cretox State, Port Naga, Newpromisedland, Nodnarb, Kragsgale, Frances Francis the First of France, Pasargad, Sundred, Holy Oranz, The Iron Lions, Darkmondoria, Omnistria, Neo Madras, Godwanna, Galbadiana, Svenskskit, The Pantheons, The Serdey Islands, Libertania Democratica, Bharathvarsh, Illusia and Neverendia, Fauzjhia, Yokciq Empire, His Enduring Majesty, Xagill, Xentherida, Sikol, Runeda, Imperial Pieserged, Madjack, Planes, The Mazur Empire, Shadowrik, Ravendi, Star Kingdom, Sachi, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Nalver And, Daiz, Shinjuku tokyo 0, McMasterdonia, Moubarakistan, Chips and Guac, Glurponia, Vesteysia, Barabolia, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Gondwanaia, Zemnaya Svoboda, Maott, Figyjharli, Dangine, Questann, Kromi, Lol2639, Travislavania, Wapistan, Super Girl, The Republic of Free Peoples, BTProductions, Clan Spaniel, Xyrron, Aryan Homeland, Alexander the Magnus, Uzbek Khan, Steampunk Ariel, Morgul, Siforpeo, Mon Island, Landfinia, Religioncord, Tyirza, Defense For The World Assembly, Siberian Workforce, Centrialand, and Tsandonown.

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