by Max Barry

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The Republic of Esdar

“We Will Rise”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific



Population616 million



The Republic of Esdar is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, free-roaming dinosaurs, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 616 million Esdarians 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 government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Olso. The average income tax rate is 66.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Esdarian economy, worth 65.7 trillion Esdaus a year, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 106,732 Esdaus, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Small patches of desolate land across the world are part of Esdarian sovereign territory, major cities run on potato batteries, behind every great person are three dozen other people passing great memos, and explicit slash fiction is repackaged for kindergarten kids as stories about friends cuddling friends. Crime is totally unknown. Esdar's national animal is the Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Esdar is ranked 47,498th in the world and 2,322nd in The North Pacific for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 1,080.43 Tourists Per Hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,327thTop
Most Influential: 3,882ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,653rdRudest Citizens: 8,830thLargest Retail Industry: 10,470thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 12,276thMost Inclusive: 12,347thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,920thMost Developed: 14,505thNicest Citizens: 16,460thMost Rebellious Youth: 17,791stMost Subsidized Industry: 18,534thMost Efficient Economies: 19,187thHealthiest Citizens: 19,339thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,847thMost Secular: 20,669thSmartest Citizens: 20,787thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21,456thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21,691stMost Cultured: 22,709thHighest Poor Incomes: 23,751stMost Compassionate Citizens: 24,060th
Most Cheerful Citizens: 287th in the regionRudest Citizens: 443rd in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 560th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 635th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 660th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 707th in the regionMost Inclusive: 736th in the regionMost Developed: 817th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 825th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 910th in the regionNicest Citizens: 930th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 954th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 987th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Esdar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Esdar, explicit slash fiction is repackaged for kindergarten kids as stories about friends cuddling friends.
  • : Esdar voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn The Communist Bloc".
  • : Esdar voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting the Rights of Labour Unions".
  • : Following new legislation in Esdar, behind every great person are three dozen other people passing great memos.
  • : Following new legislation in Esdar, major cities run on potato batteries.
  • : Following new legislation in Esdar, small patches of desolate land across the world are part of Esdarian sovereign territory.
  • : Following new legislation in Esdar, all guns must be registered.
  • : Esdar was reclassified from "Civil Rights Lovefest" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Esdar, major cities are suffering under water rationing.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 165 » North Bratislava, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Svenskskit, Blyskalia, Corfad, Zzozona, Ellbonnia, Orado, Shibutani, Hamerica, Notyoutopia, The Rhein States, Healiopolis, Galbadiana, Selfgradatude, Animu Place, Katuda, Territorio di Nessuno, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Rinadia, Lulubellia, Morgul, Madjack, Xentherida, Koda-Land, Fauzjhia, 1 very fast endotarter, Siwale, Illusia and Neverendia, Patrician, Sevinland, Interdimensional Zone, Zyvetskistaahn, Aerilia, Guer Aike, Empy, Cretox State, Hardscrabble, Muqatil, Bharathvarsh, Sunto, Runeda, Yaorozu, New Lakemba, Bankowiata, Ethnon, Climeria, Great Bights Mum, Navsland, Loutsland, and 115 others.Kocherian, Dreadton, Dar es Saalam, Pytong, Republica Guilleana, Imperial Pieserged, Kazoo Basin, Former English Colony, Draconian Progression, Omnistria, Sundred, East Akra, Sikol, Nordic-British Union, The Endless Eventide, His Enduring Majesty, Pasargad, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, Planes, Maclare, Que Lukustinardon, Wineclaw, The Mazur Empire, Frances Francis the First of France, GenshinImpact, The Tampa Bay Rays, Ravendi, Yokciq Empire, Pallaith, Sil Dorsett, The Serdey Islands, Slyakanya, El Fiji Grande, Nalver And, Kragsgale, Port Naga, Votak Matim, Mon Island, Star Kingdom, Simone Republic, Sachi, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Wilkshire, Nodnarb, Daiz, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Colfes, Valentine Z, Andexia, Wisconsota, Strongwill, McMasterdonia, Testnation223, Xipher, Kranostav, Moubarakistan, Chips and Guac, Barabolia, Zemnaya Svoboda, Kingdom of KHATTAB, Glurponia, The Pantheons, Otakus and Weebs, Vesteysia, Valgarda, Seijitsu, Odelinor, Clan Spaniel, Beasluxia, Maratabat, Francois Isidore, Solimun, Travislavania, Free Salvation, Maott, Heilhum Imperius, Greater Afroeurasia, Wapistan, Sanjurika, Figyjharli, Trumpski, Malta Comino Gozo, The Ultimate Republic, Dangine, Nuevo Polanco, Questann, Lol2639, Siforpeo, Xagill, Tyirza, Super Girl, Holy Oranz, Xyrron, BTProductions, Libertania Democratica, Uzbek Khan, Northern Roman Republic, Aryan Homeland, Alexander the Magnus, Yellops, The Jerichowan Country, Alorca, Steampunk Ariel, Venicea, My chest is flat, New Michag, Gimbuses, Seenvorland, Religioncord, ForestMythal, Kromi, Siberian Workforce, Defense For The World Assembly, Tsandonown, and Seanat.

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