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The Empire of Erubetia

“Hora, hora, hora!”

Category: Father Knows Best State
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Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific



Population552 million


Animaldragonsnake fox

The Empire of Erubetia is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its frequent executions, free-roaming dinosaurs, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 552 million Erubetians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Healthcare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sentor. The average income tax rate is 65.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Erubetian economy, worth 66.3 trillion alms a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Retail. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 120,125 alms, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government decides its policies by observing the flight of birds, the government builds houses for foreign newcomers, intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works, and computer users are buried daily in thousands of unsolicited emails. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Erubetia's national animal is the dragonsnake fox, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Erubetia is ranked 173,873rd in the world and 7,498th in The North Pacific for Highest Crime Rates, with 2.16 Crimes Per Hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 440thTop
Most Influential: 3,271stMost Secular: 3,319thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,828thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,075thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,736thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 13,036thBest Weather: 13,277thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,582ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,586thHealthiest Citizens: 14,850thLargest Black Market: 15,978thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,990thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,059thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,349thMost Rebellious Youth: 20,264thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,697th
Most Secular: 172nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 327th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 399th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 402nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 535th in the regionLargest Black Market: 555th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 664th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 680th in the regionBest Weather: 694th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 705th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 721st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 744th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 784th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 785th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 885th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Erubetia endorsed The Principality of Ofira.
  • : Following new legislation in Erubetia, computer users are buried daily in thousands of unsolicited emails.
  • : Following new legislation in Erubetia, intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works.
  • : Following new legislation in Erubetia, the government builds houses for foreign newcomers.
  • : Following new legislation in Erubetia, the government decides its policies by observing the flight of birds.
  • : Following new legislation in Erubetia, postcards from Erubetian driving test centres are popular souvenirs.
  • : Erubetia was endorsed by The Kingdom of Merconitonitopia.
  • : Erubetia was endorsed by The Principality of Ofira.
  • : Erubetia endorsed The Armed Republic of Maott.
  • : Following new legislation in Erubetia, a new "thought police" branch is being developed.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 275 » Arichia, Hamerica, Ravendi, Yaorozu, Great Bights Mum, Fascist Democracy, Valentine Z, Xipher, Corfad, Guer Aike, Ihese, Koda-Land, Kocherian, Simone Republic, Cartero, Shibutani, Daiz, Kragsgale, Newpromisedland, Highton Islands, The Rhein States, Territorio di Nessuno, The Turkish workers of Europe, WeKnow, New Lakemba, New Jamgra, Pazair, Amerian States, The Discipled, Noahs Second Country, Lux Conos, Brucklania, The Tampa Bay Rays, Fauzjhia, Zzozona, Aetulia, Omnistria, Abject Ludicrosity, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Zumlandia, Xagill, Dar es Saalam, Dreadton, Wineclaw, Manticore utopia, Astal Aavors, Ardretia, Loutsland, Sundred, and 225 others.Siwale, El Fiji Grande, Frances Francis the First of France, Unsophisticate, Empy, Dabarastan, Ethnon, Sikol, Notyoutopia, Praeceps, 1 very fast endotarter, Amblegreserland, Democratic Republic of Kohland, Aleklandia, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Advancia-Sizzletown, Illusia and Neverendia, United Kahndaq, Maclare, Andexia, Kranostav, Abonland, Pleroma Sans Romans, Jestings, Animu Place, Cretox State, Cors Evia, Arlens Apartment, Cartures, Chukstik Illahi, Drentusa, Bend Mai, East Supple Lund, Artemis Selene, Bacciatto, Ausnakulia, Aoncarpa, Azzarel, Czechnin, Detrivania, Colonies of Free Temeria, Citrus Rutaceae, Caselpania, Camikistan, Buckhem, DIMAnism, Australian Socialist Commonwealths, Asoc lon, David Davidson, Cloydicia, Altivia, Chadinton, Changjo, Democratie, Centromuria, Dakota Territories, Diplomasqi, Dangine, Bushkrub, Anungu, Avastate, Canibull, Clan Spaniel, Daxuxian, Drutopia Insomnia, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Dicko, Dopeland420, Craams Mal, Interdimensional Zone, Principia Mathematica, North Bratislava, Karazan, R libanon, Nouvelle-Floride, Kahlo, Westinor, Dadastan Archipelago, Arimbia, Gilakistan, Oceanialia, Harveney, Freuropic Wor, Pokemanland, Pallaith, Minuda, Gweithwyr, Itallitopia, United Island States of Southeast Asia, Cosamaloapan, The Endless Eventide, State of Rand, Vexilia, Central Ryal, U S Eh, Amestris-Britannia, Halivaara, Freyford, Picairn, Brikule, Arrivederci, Okramija, Ekaitokoa, Innocentic, Prydania, AverageJoevlania, Cabaifer, Blackphir, Solskjar, Beta Cyndriel, Revolutionary Sealand, Schnuftelland, Eraver, The New Trumpland, Tikariot, Holy Oranz, Ramiru, Sil Dorsett, Fel Imass, Xyrron, SORT, The Crack Dens, Alice Gardens, Basedania, Orogonia, Walter Jackson, Eywaan, Termathe, Eastern Cous Empria, Wolvenland, Cinnibar, Asgardira, Porotia, Calamazo, Irunjarai, Caaria, Seanat, Austral States of America, Quentiam Viventem, Ataraxia Somnia, Conservative State of Poland, Yokciq Empire, Ihsan, PotatoFarmers, Secularus, Beasluxia, Godwanna, Aingard, Napnomadia, Ultra777, 6th Rome, New Tronia, East Wushen, Libertania Democratica, Heilhum Imperius, Austrian Confederacy, Sunto, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Sisang, Selfgradatude, Eschatosia, Valhalla123, Vincone Cae, Dropey, Batatoland Empire, Votak Matim, Neu-Galicia, Runeda, The Iron Lions, Draconian Progression, McMasterdonia, Harjad, Mystiquelle, Sciency Advancement, Nobec, Therizia, West Papua states, Neo Cheese Empire, Moszce-Walvard, ArizonaRepublic, The Canadian Peoples Republic, Xyroxes, Rad Lads, The Most Freedom Ever, Miaphia, Zemper Macro, Gozenka, Verytas, Texas States, Hardscrabble, The True Frog, Rainengrad, Great Latiko, TLTland, Marmiedon, Free Culture, Navsland, Entecavir, Soviet Terran, Takushipa, Zokk, Frahnkzaden, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Lulubellia, Aerilia, Cosmosplosion, Morover, Paul Pasch, Nationeer, Shadowrik, Amprak, Glanst, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Wilkshire, Comfed, Outer Shenendoah, Magna Banitia, The Kingdom Of Wagies, Chips and Guac, Elvoreto, Rozarus, Timbrey, Maott, Ofira, and Merconitonitopia.

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