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The Republic of Elestrum

“Look a Squirrel!!!!!!!!!”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population573 million


The Republic of Elestrum is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its ban on automobiles, keen interest in outer space, and smutty television. The compassionate, democratic population of 573 million Elestrumites 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 large, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Welfare, and Administration are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. The average income tax rate is 69.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Elestrumian economy, worth 40.4 trillion lyras a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming and Tourism. Average income is 70,511 lyras, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Cosmopolitan citizens ask what their countries can do for them, the nation's most "productive" diamond mine hasn't been operational for seven months, gossip magazines have pictures of Leader sunbathing on the beach with political rivals, and it ain't easy to be green enough to be imported into Elestrum. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Elestrum's national animal is the bumblebee, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Elestrum is ranked 16,259th in the world and 897th in The North Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 78.36 Years.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 743rdTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,413thMost Influential: 2,709thTop
Most Pacifist: 8,188thSafest: 8,514thMost Secular: 8,652ndBest Weather: 10,700thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,239thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,386thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,412thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 13,599thMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,010th
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 138th in the regionTop
Safest: 443rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 448th in the regionMost Secular: 453rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 515th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 544th in the regionBest Weather: 595th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 654th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 660th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 716th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Elestrum was endorsed by The Dictatorship of Tellavinna.
  • : Following new legislation in Elestrum, it ain't easy to be green enough to be imported into Elestrum.
  • : Following new legislation in Elestrum, gossip magazines have pictures of Leader sunbathing on the beach with political rivals.
  • : Following new legislation in Elestrum, the nation's most "productive" diamond mine hasn't been operational for seven months.
  • : Following new legislation in Elestrum, cosmopolitan citizens ask what their countries can do for them.
  • : Following new legislation in Elestrum, bins outnumber trees in city parks.
  • : Following new legislation in Elestrum, foreign leaders never seem to want to shake hands with Leader.
  • : Following new legislation in Elestrum, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes.
  • : Elestrum voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn The New Inquisition".
  • : Elestrum was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 177 » Territorio di Nessuno, El Fiji Grande, Fayyayid, Corfad, Sunto, Notyoutopia, Frances Francis the First of France, Alunya, Pallaith, Shibutani, The Rhein States, Sinelona, Acrabinnia, Shin-Hachioji, Shadowrik, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Great Bights Mum, Trillius, Yaorozu, New Pruessen, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Black Templares, Omnistria, Rynion, Koda-Land, Dar es Saalam, North Bratislava, Kasazzastan, Spartoptia, Lomjia, Sil Dorsett, Federation Terra Australis, Conservadoria, Torakuen, Steampunk Ariel, Dreadton, Newpromisedland, Joodey, North Altatude, Q w e r t y, PlanetPunk, Sundred, Napnomadia, Kwaj, Egalico, Sheldanada, Wilkshire, Test for a new hope, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Former English Colony, and 127 others.Helia Geopes, Ethnon, Ibiscaton, Noahs Second Country, New Bremerton, Loutsland, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Antityranicals, Jasminlandia, Hileville, 1 very fast endotarter, Wineclaw, Elder Realms, Ikea Rike, Maott, Guer Aike, Haor Chall, Constantinolia, Selfgradatude, Xentherida, Pasargad, Amauri, Ejhsa, Aratani, Makersaulache, Holy Oranz, Siwale, Astrind, Free Azzaca, Zumlandia, Glurponia, Kobagia, Partax, Steraz, SORT, Xzavia-Hjar, Utopicican, Wisconsota, Bearical, Valhalla123, Sockmanland, Malta Comino Gozo, United Non-Southern American Empire, Ammurp Stecdoodastal, Breduria, Aetulia, Australente, Alpinea, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Arimbia, Banabistan, Advancia-Sizzletown, Azzarel, Antiyard, BrightFutures, Great Javadwipa, Babacar, Bananoonza, Altivia, Amaganset, Asgardira, Alice Gardens, Analomink, Blackphir, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Bopolisc, Axstahl, Brettenia, Landnovia, Arcoriposa, Aroa, Agharya, Penrith, Rkainjel, Bonjoura, Avemterra, Runeda, Ara Antrizuls, Vincone Cae, Amerian States, Abject Ludicrosity, 2 and 2 is Fish, Aldros, Cuyan, Kanlidia, Alcaryia, Daiz, Princely Irbis, Lindsaystan, Seenvorland, Orado, Concordare, Zeternia, The Tampa Bay Rays, Bojacks and Jills, Tamgu, Juggernautilus, New Flos, Beta Centauri B3, Lanterkint, New Octicarg, The Derpercratic Empire of Derpiness, Grimandia, Duerrlewang, Moisus, Kulgatha, Panama Coalition, Some Random TNP Nation, Keventle, Quebekistand, New Lakemba, McMasterdonia, General COE, Frie Annium, Votak Matim, Miruma, The Stratosphere Islands, Sea Ghost, Orven, Delmak, Guslantis, Faircliff, Ponantine, The Notorious Mad Jack, Great Robertia, Racoda, and Tellavinna.

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