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The Empire of Etanur

“Per aspera ad astra”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population6.109 billion

Leaderthe Emperor


The Empire of Etanur is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by the Emperor with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 6.109 billion Etanurians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Healthcare, and Administration are also considered important, while Spirituality is ignored. The average income tax rate is 90.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Etanurian economy, worth 754 trillion fuzzbutts a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 123,575 fuzzbutts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Criminals rejoice in the streets as the entire police force is sent away on a training retreat, voting is voluntary, the government is more interested in identifying problems than fixing them, and sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Etanur's national animal is the corgi, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Etanur is ranked 83,362nd in the world and 4,367th in The North Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 1,094.7 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 589thMost Influential: 950thTop
Safest: 4,382ndMost Advanced Public Education: 4,544thMost Developed: 4,770thBest Weather: 4,840thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,124thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,154thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,758thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,846thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,477thHealthiest Citizens: 6,601stMost Pacifist: 6,824thSmartest Citizens: 7,074thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,175thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,379thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,525thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,677thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 8,092ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,462ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,678thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,925thLowest Crime Rates: 9,054thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,325thNicest Citizens: 9,898thMost Inclusive: 9,938thLargest Governments: 10,300thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,173rdMost Secular: 11,302ndMost Stationary: 13,253rdMost Cultured: 13,385th
Most Advanced Public Education: 229th in the regionSafest: 233rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 242nd in the regionBest Weather: 259th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 275th in the regionMost Developed: 280th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 304th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 314th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 323rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 332nd in the regionMost Stationary: 340th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 341st in the regionMost Influential: 351st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 354th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 365th in the regionMost Pacifist: 368th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 394th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 402nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 411th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 412th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 421st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 426th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 441st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 451st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 475th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 487th in the regionLargest Governments: 503rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 545th in the regionMost Secular: 577th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 592nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 592nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 634th in the regionMost Cultured: 660th in the regionLargest Populations: 700th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 752nd in the region

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