“Blood and Iron”
|Category: Moralistic Democracy|
Regional Influence: Truckler
Location: The Coalition of Democratic Nations
|Leader||Archon Rhaemyrion Laetorios Taenitheos|
The Senate and Freeholders of The Land of the Ephyral is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Archon Rhaemyrion Laetorios Taenitheos with an even hand, and notable for its compulsory military service, complete lack of prisons, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 6.765 billion Ephyrīhi are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.
The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ephyra. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.0%.
The very strong Ephyrīha economy, worth a remarkable 1,336 trillion Gold Honours a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Retail, and Information Technology. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 197,620 Gold Honours, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 624,606 per year while the poor average 47,739, a ratio of 13.1 to 1.
Flatulent people are left to die of cancer at the end of hospital waiting lists, the regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb, the only position a woman can hold is baby-maker, and female brains are believed to heat up dangerously when 'overclocked'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Land of the Ephyral's national animal is the Ephyral Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Ephyral paganism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : The Land of the Ephyral was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
- : The Land of the Ephyral updated the World Factbook entry in The Coalition of Democratic Nations.
- : The Land of the Ephyral resigned from the World Assembly.
- : The Land of the Ephyral published "Ephyra | Dispatch | Overview - Sexuality [REVAMP DOCUMENT]" (Account: Culture).
- : The Land of the Ephyral was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate.
- : The Land of the Ephyral lodged a message on the The Coalition of Democratic Nations Regional Message Board.
- : The Land of the Ephyral voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy".
- : Following new legislation in The Land of the Ephyral, female brains are believed to heat up dangerously when 'overclocked'.
- : The Land of the Ephyral voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend the Rejected Realms".
- : The Land of the Ephyral was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Conservative.