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The People's Republic of Eteles

“From Many, One”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
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Location: The North Pacific



Population1.918 billion

LeaderThe Chosen


The People's Republic of Eteles is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The Chosen with an iron fist, and notable for its lack of airports, strictly enforced bedtime, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 1.918 billion Etelesians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Utopia. The average income tax rate is 93.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Etelesian economy, worth 251 trillion deniers a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 130,885 deniers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Colonial citizens are forced to sing the praise of the "Great Etelesian Liberator", new arrivals are asked the location of the Minister of the Interior's birthmark, the nation's diplomatic missives are now delivered via sniper rifle, and The Chosen's luxurious new home has been designated as a protected cultural heritage site. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Eteles's national animal is the beaver, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Eteles is ranked 193,075th in the world and 9,022nd in The North Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -10.49 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 395thMost Influential: 611thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,390thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,076thLowest Crime Rates: 4,912thHealthiest Citizens: 5,176thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,546thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,549thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,784thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,333rdMost Corrupt Governments: 6,790thBest Weather: 7,687thLargest Governments: 7,776thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,119thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,317thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,250thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,964thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 11,236thMost Authoritarian: 11,281stLargest Publishing Industry: 11,477thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,863rdSmartest Citizens: 12,356thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,401stMost Inclusive: 13,782ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,856thMost Cultured: 14,706thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,257thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,360thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,330thHighest Average Incomes: 18,581stMost Developed: 18,900th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 162nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 168th in the regionMost Influential: 209th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 220th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 242nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 263rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 277th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 305th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 308th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 317th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 333rd in the regionLargest Governments: 396th in the regionBest Weather: 420th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 432nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 502nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 502nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 503rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 527th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 541st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 583rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 583rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 638th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 640th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 648th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 666th in the regionMost Cultured: 708th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 760th in the regionMost Inclusive: 800th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 805th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 871st in the region

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