“Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
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Location: The East Pacific
The Federation of Ephem is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Camus with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, keen interest in outer space, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.627 billion Ephemians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
The large, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Healthcare, Administration, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Leviathan. The average income tax rate is 75.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Ephemian economy, worth 187 trillion Ptahs a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Tourism, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 115,117 Ptahs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.
Multilingual concierges man empty inner city apartment blocks, parents seeking custody have to write a five-thousand word analysis of their child's imaginary friend, on-duty Air Ephem flight attendants are usually seen napping in first class, and selling your granddad's clothes requires an incredible amount of paperwork. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ephem's national animal is the Penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is None.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Ephem was endorsed by The Disconcerting Deputy of Flying Snow.
- : Following new legislation in Ephem, selling your granddad's clothes requires an incredible amount of paperwork.
- : Following new legislation in Ephem, on-duty Air Ephem flight attendants are usually seen napping in first class.
- : Following new legislation in Ephem, parents seeking custody have to write a five-thousand word analysis of their child's imaginary friend.
- : Following new legislation in Ephem, multilingual concierges man empty inner city apartment blocks.
- : Following new legislation in Ephem, nobody looks each other in the eye at neighborhood block parties any more.
- : Ephem was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
- : Ephem was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
- : Ephem was endorsed by The Dictatorship of Rawdank.
- : Following new legislation in Ephem, marketing departments of corporate giants compete to sponsor little league teams.
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