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The Colony of Eastie

“Pride and Industry”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
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Political Freedoms:
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Location: The East Pacific

Regional Influence: Sprat


The Colony of Eastie is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Oliver with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, complete lack of prisons, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 10.262 billion Eastieans 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 enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gulliver. The average income tax rate is 83.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Eastiean economy, worth a remarkable 1,920 trillion dollars 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, Furniture Restoration, Uranium Mining, and Basket Weaving. 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 187,178 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Officials pull all-nighters to check immigrants for potential links to terrorists, kids are arrested at gunpoint for playing with toy rifles, shell-shocked refugees are made to provide Immigration with lively renditions of 'Dancing Queen', and foreign observers are baffled by the sway Oliver's student intern holds over macroeconomics. Crime is moderate, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Eastie's national animal is the tigerfish, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is Christianity.

Eastie is ranked 8,780th in the world and 146th in The East Pacific for Highest Economic Output, with 1,920 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 175thMost Subsidized Industry: 179thMost Ignorant Citizens: 608thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 696thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,138thLargest Black Market: 1,201stMost Primitive: 1,309thMost Devout: 2,032ndLargest Mining Sector: 2,293rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,331stMost Avoided: 2,373rdTop
Most Efficient Economies: 2,491stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,547thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,960thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,061stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,814thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,407thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,598thNudest: 7,699thHighest Average Incomes: 8,159thHighest Economic Output: 8,780thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,053rdTop
Most Influential: 12,457thMost Stationary: 12,613thLargest Governments: 12,751stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,301stHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,342ndLargest Publishing Industry: 16,683rd
Most Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 21st in the regionLargest Black Market: 26th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 28th in the regionMost Avoided: 43rd in the regionMost Devout: 44th in the regionMost Primitive: 47th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 56th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 57th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 87th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 94th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 112th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 128th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 146th in the regionMost Stationary: 173rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 179th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 209th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 214th in the regionNudest: 219th in the regionLargest Populations: 223rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 228th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 352nd in the regionLargest Governments: 355th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 385th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 442nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 457th in the regionRudest Citizens: 657th in the regionMost Influential: 671st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 711th in the region

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