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The Holidayhollic Jolly Empire of Elegarth

“Ain't I awesome?”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
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Location: the West Pacific

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


Elegarth was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 377

The Holidayhollic Jolly Empire of Elegarth is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by God Emperor Elegarth with an iron fist, and renowned for its smutty television, sprawling nuclear power plants, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 24.555 billion Elegarthians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of EleGard. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 70.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Elegarthian economy, worth a remarkable 6,159 trillion Gold Coins a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 250,837 Gold Coins, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 935,743 per year while the poor average 47,144, a ratio of 19.8 to 1.

Travelers often bring empty plastic bottles on Air Elegarth flights to avoid the pay lavatories, the roads are virtually falling apart, political cartoonists are known for their distinctive odour, and parking's carefree without parking car fees. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Elegarth's national animal is the Black Dragon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Atheism.

Elegarth is ranked 117,373rd in the world and 3,100th in the West Pacific for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 974.18 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 46thLargest Mining Sector: 381stLargest Black Market: 467thMost Corrupt Governments: 918thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,109thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,266thHighest Economic Output: 1,791stMost Subsidized Industry: 2,162ndMost Avoided: 2,364thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,469thTop
Most Patriotic: 3,616thHighest Average Incomes: 3,979thMost Efficient Economies: 4,460thMost Devout: 5,169thLargest Populations: 5,776thNudest: 7,554thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,002ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,655thLargest Insurance Industry: 8,848thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,951stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,469thHighest Disposable Incomes: 12,726thMost Influential: 12,735thTop
Largest Retail Industry: 13,538thLargest Governments: 16,042ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,360thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 21,506thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 25,352ndMost Authoritarian: 25,561st
Largest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 19th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 25th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 26th in the regionMost Avoided: 34th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 35th in the regionLargest Populations: 43rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 59th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 62nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 62nd in the regionTop
Most Devout: 73rd in the regionNudest: 87th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 100th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 103rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 146th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 173rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 214th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 221st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 228th in the regionLargest Governments: 265th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 316th in the regionMost Influential: 338th in the regionTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 398th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 415th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 499th in the regionRudest Citizens: 522nd in the regionMost Developed: 533rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 538th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 567th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 622nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 658th in the regionMost Stationary: 670th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 671st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 678th in the region

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