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The Empire of Elshwaer

“The perfect society is always elsewhere!”

Category: Democratic Socialists
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Location: Balder

Regional Influence: Hatchling


The Empire of Elshwaer is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Emperor Alan I with an even hand, and renowned for its public floggings, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 1.665 billion Elshwaerians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Atlanuwa. The average income tax rate is 55.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Elshwaerian economy, worth 58.0 trillion Bitcoins a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Information Technology, and Pizza Delivery. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 34,827 Bitcoins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Children as young as eight can present logical proofs for the existence of the afterlife, doctors who mutter "Oh my God" often lose their medical license, the people elect the Supreme Court justices directly, and scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Elshwaer's national animal is the cougar and the owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Elshwaer is ranked 31,294th in the world and 973rd in Balder for Most Income Equality, scoring 70.72 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Least Corrupt Governments: 10,782ndTop
Best Weather: 19,361stHealthiest Citizens: 22,963rdSafest: 23,493rdMost Inclusive: 24,541stMost Secular: 25,914th
Least Corrupt Governments: 532nd in the region

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