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The Collectivist Citadel of Ephialtys

“No other such country where man can breathe so freely”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
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Location: The Western Isles

Regional Influence: Sprat


The Collectivist Citadel of Ephialtys is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Sergey Nechayev with an iron fist, and remarkable for its triple-decker prams, lack of airports, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.356 billion Ephialtysians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Labor. The average income tax rate is 92.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Ephialtysian economy, worth 274 trillion ration stamps a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Arms Manufacturing, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an impressive 116,608 ration stamps, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Theft is considered to be okay if the crime happened a long time ago, the "swords to plowshares" policy has created a generation of farmers that can kill a yak from 200 yards away, the importance of winning Olympic gold medals is indoctrinated from an early age, and more and more people are signing up for the government party. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ephialtys's national animal is the laughing hyena, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Cult of The Supreme Being.

Ephialtys is ranked 263,665th in the world and 230th in The Western Isles for Most Avoided, scoring 0.68 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

Most Primitive: 362ndMost Patriotic: 1,804thMost Authoritarian: 2,345thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,448thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,538thTop
Most Devout: 2,761stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,268thBest Weather: 4,899thLowest Crime Rates: 4,957thMost Ignorant Citizens: 5,027thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,263rdHealthiest Citizens: 6,014thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,036thMost Conservative: 6,259thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,953rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,093rdMost Corrupt Governments: 7,909thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,886thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,094thMost Income Equality: 9,132ndHighest Poor Incomes: 9,986thLargest Governments: 10,246thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,503rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,800thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,780thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,480thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,338thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,213thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,038thMost Extreme: 23,726thMost Subsidized Industry: 24,225th
Most Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the regionMost Conservative: 6th in the regionMost Patriotic: 6th in the regionMost Income Equality: 6th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 8th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Devout: 13th in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 15th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 17th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 21st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 22nd in the regionBest Weather: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 23rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 25th in the region

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