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The Kingdom of Escevola

“Justice, Honor, Loyalty”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific

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Escevola

Population6.148 billion

CapitalBeatrix
LeaderHigh King Cayo Mucio Escevola the Third
FaithCatholic

Currencyreal
Animalsabertooth tiger

The Kingdom of Escevola is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by High King Cayo Mucio Escevola the Third with an iron fist, and notable for its avant-garde cinema, zero percent divorce rate, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 6.148 billion Escians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Beatrix. The average income tax rate is 73.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Escevolan economy, worth 890 trillion reais a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 144,883 reais, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Pharmacists increasingly claim they are morally obligated to take long lunches, workers tend to schedule naps during all-hands meetings, pros are the new cons, and school lockers are filled with fancy underwear. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Escevola's national animal is the sabertooth tiger, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Catholic.

Escevola is ranked 182,708th in the world and 7,315th in the South Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -8.37 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 650thMost Influential: 903rdTop
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Best Weather: 4,091stHealthiest Citizens: 4,538thLowest Crime Rates: 4,727thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,602ndMost Beautiful Environments: 6,691stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,003rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,046thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,048thMost Developed: 8,221stMost Cultured: 8,721stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,204thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 11,360thMost Devout: 11,399thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,923rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,433rdSafest: 13,781stSmartest Citizens: 13,878thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,096thMost Efficient Economies: 14,312thLargest Governments: 14,529thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,623rdHighest Average Incomes: 14,667thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,669thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,630thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,197thHighest Economic Output: 18,912thMost Authoritarian: 19,714thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,276thMost Stationary: 20,450thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,720th
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Most Influential: 90th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 122nd in the regionBest Weather: 135th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 139th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 146th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 166th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 201st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 221st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 228th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 229th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 240th in the regionMost Developed: 248th in the regionMost Cultured: 253rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 307th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 325th in the regionMost Devout: 332nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 334th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 356th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 384th in the regionLargest Governments: 391st in the regionMost Stationary: 392nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 395th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 405th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 412th in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 434th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 443rd in the regionLargest Populations: 444th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 449th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 520th in the regionSafest: 539th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 620th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 688th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 694th in the region

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