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The Imperial Federation of Esplandia

“Until the End, Never Broken”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The North Pacific

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Esplandia

Population8.689 billion

CapitalKarthied
LeaderKing Sherwin V
FaithAelostianism

CurrencyCrown Florent
AnimalFalcon

The Imperial Federation of Esplandia is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by King Sherwin V with an iron fist, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, public floggings, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 8.689 billion Esplandians 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 Education, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Karthied. The average income tax rate is 75.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Esplandish economy, worth a remarkable 1,280 trillion Crown Florents a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Cheese Exports industry, with major contributions from Retail, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 147,410 Crown Florents, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

Ambitious "businessmen" use their children to sell and advertise their products, government theft from poor artists to give to rich allies has been dubbed the "reverse Robin Hood" policy, visitors to Violet Rock City are stunned to learn that they must memorize the "99 Principles" before entering, and autopsies often involve only cursory examination. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Esplandia's national animal is the Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Aelostianism.

Esplandia is ranked 7,710th in the world and 444th in The North Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 89.97 Years.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 86thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 289thMost Influential: 539thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,505thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 2,583rdLargest Retail Industry: 3,997thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,389thLargest Black Market: 4,766thMost Efficient Economies: 4,858thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,258thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,303rdMost Advanced Public Education: 5,348thMost Cultured: 5,595thMost Developed: 6,282ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,495thLowest Crime Rates: 7,524thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 7,710thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,422ndMost Stationary: 8,507thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,772ndMost Pacifist: 8,950thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,680thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,060thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,116thHighest Economic Output: 10,647thHealthiest Citizens: 10,768thLargest Governments: 11,146thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,353rdHighest Average Incomes: 12,843rdSmartest Citizens: 13,061st
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 49th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 125th in the regionLargest Black Market: 147th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 156th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 164th in the regionMost Influential: 177th in the regionMost Stationary: 193rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 202nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 220th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 256th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 258th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 265th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 267th in the regionMost Cultured: 285th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 331st in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 374th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 386th in the regionMost Developed: 389th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 444th in the regionLargest Populations: 448th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 463rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 464th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 466th in the regionMost Pacifist: 491st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 501st in the regionLargest Governments: 556th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 563rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 582nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 623rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 729th in the region

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