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The People's Republic of Eteles

“From Many, One”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population300 million



The People's Republic of Eteles is a huge, genial nation, notable for its pith helmet sales, sprawling nuclear power plants, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, cynical population of 300 million 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, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Utopia. The average income tax rate is 81.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Etelesian economy, worth 18.4 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 mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 61,342 deniers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Top-shelf magazines feature risqué centrefold spreads of ladies' wrists, prudishness is on the way out, hundreds of subterranean tunnels are being built as part of "Project Morlock", and foreign nations kill migratory animals at random in the hope that Eteles will pay them to stop. 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 126,126th in the world and 6,261st in The North Pacific for Most Devout, with 8.79 Prayers Per Hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 229thTop
Most Influential: 2,496thMost Authoritarian: 2,587thMost Income Equality: 2,848thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,282ndMost Extreme: 7,257thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 10,068thBest Weather: 11,069thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,005thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,127thLowest Crime Rates: 12,412thMost Pacifist: 12,606thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,682ndMost Conservative: 14,602ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,821st
Most Authoritarian: 119th in the regionMost Income Equality: 148th in the regionMost Extreme: 178th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 182nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 321st in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 466th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 535th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 550th in the regionBest Weather: 593rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 627th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 638th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 660th in the regionMost Pacifist: 675th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 718th in the regionMost Influential: 754th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 785th in the regionMost Conservative: 865th in the region

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