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The Matriarchy of Ethan the terrible


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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific


Ethan the terrible

Population2.349 billion


The Matriarchy of Ethan the terrible is a massive, orderly nation, notable for its pith helmet sales, keen interest in outer space, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.349 billion Ethan the terribleans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Administration are also considered important, while International Aid and Welfare receive no funds. The average income tax rate is 75.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Ethan the terriblean economy, worth 373 trillion Ethanbills a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Furniture Restoration, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 159,136 Ethanbills, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Ethan the terribleans caught jaywalking often have their houses seized by the police, chest pains are considered part of the dining experience in Ethan the terriblean restaurants, a citizen who thinks a slave is a deadbeat is entitled to make the descriptor literally true, and anti-vaxxers claim that injected children are prone to psychotic breaks when they see the 'Queen of Diamonds' playing card. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ethan the terrible's national animal is the Blobfish, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Ethan the terrible is ranked 9,457th in the world and 406th in The North Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 6,273.04 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,183rdMost Influential: 1,845thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,978thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,056thTop
Fattest Citizens: 2,611thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,205thLargest Mining Sector: 3,514thMost Avoided: 3,737thMost Ignorant Citizens: 4,204thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,989thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,359thLargest Black Market: 5,382ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,978thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,565thNudest: 7,984thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,457thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,658thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 12,296thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,790thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,661stMost Subsidized Industry: 16,363rdLargest Insurance Industry: 16,562ndMost Devout: 17,063rdLargest Governments: 18,910thHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,138thMost Advanced Public Education: 21,038th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 77th in the regionFattest Citizens: 88th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 90th in the regionTop
Most Avoided: 107th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 130th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 132nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 214th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 215th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 236th in the regionLargest Black Market: 245th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 246th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 319th in the regionNudest: 335th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 406th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 533rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 581st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 602nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 689th in the regionMost Influential: 727th in the regionMost Devout: 747th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 815th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 854th in the regionLargest Governments: 926th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 970th in the region

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