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The Drakenriders Pact of Emoran

“Freedom has a price”

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

Regional Influence: Envoy

Location: The Free Nations Region

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Emoran

Population3.932 billion

CapitalEllesmera
LeaderTagorau Redwaters
FaithDraconism

CurrencyFare
AnimalDrake

The Drakenriders Pact of Emoran is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Tagorau Redwaters with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and ban on automobiles. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 3.932 billion Emoranians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ellesmera. The average income tax rate is 92.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Emoranian economy, worth 385 trillion Fares 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 Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports, Basket Weaving, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 97,962 Fares, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Drug lords often avoid prison time by teaching "chemistry" classes to underprivileged youth, paranoid museum guards keep a lookout for any animated displays attempting to escape the premises after dark, school football matches are usually five-a-side, and religious turf wars have caused frustrated police to pray for divine intervention. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Emoran's national animal is the Drake, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Draconism.

Emoran is ranked 7,351st in the world and 14th in The Free Nations Region for Most Cultured, scoring 125 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,806thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,182ndNicest Citizens: 2,473rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,505thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,546thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,557thMost Pacifist: 2,762ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,318thMost Devout: 3,388thBest Weather: 3,487thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,823rdMost Influential: 3,852ndMost Advanced Public Education: 3,852ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,642ndMost Inclusive: 4,656thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,711thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,793rdSafest: 4,835thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,867thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,182ndHealthiest Citizens: 6,294thMost Developed: 6,372ndLowest Crime Rates: 6,727thMost Cultured: 7,351stLargest Publishing Industry: 7,816thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 9,409thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,083rdLargest Governments: 10,489thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,030thSmartest Citizens: 12,374thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,694thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,652ndMost Income Equality: 16,671st
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 5th in the regionMost Devout: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 7th in the regionNicest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 7th in the regionSafest: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 9th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10th in the regionMost Inclusive: 12th in the regionMost Stationary: 13th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 13th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 13th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 13th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 14th in the regionMost Cultured: 14th in the regionMost Developed: 15th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 19th in the regionLargest Governments: 21st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 23rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 24th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 24th in the region

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