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Most Secular: 6,715thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,053rdLargest Publishing Industry: 12,241st
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East Carelia

Population844 million

CapitalVestamo
LeaderDirector Lauritorn´e

CurrencyShenanigan
AnimalArctic Dodo

The Republic of East Carelia is a huge, orderly nation, ruled by Director Lauritorn´e with an iron fist, and remarkable for its avant-garde cinema, free-roaming dinosaurs, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 844 million East Carelians 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vestamo. The average income tax rate is 63.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse East Carelian economy, worth 74.7 trillion Shenanigans a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 88,527 Shenanigans, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Vestamo's main city thoroughfare has been blocked by a row of leyland cypresses that mysteriously appeared overnight, a primitive society is being eroded as its youth flock to the modern world, politicians accepting drinks in bars are executed for taking bribes, and Vestamo is a police state during international summits. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. East Carelia's national animal is the Arctic Dodo, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

East Carelia is ranked 62,647th in the world and 1,828th in the West Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 425.36 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 12,241stMost Influential: 13,895thLargest Information Technology Sector: 19,926thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,954thMost Beautiful Environments: 20,904thBest Weather: 21,225thHealthiest Citizens: 21,742ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21,887thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,378thLongest Average Lifespans: 22,394thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22,497th
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Most Secular: 190th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 271st in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 380th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 381st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 454th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 462nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 487th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 496th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 502nd in the regionMost Influential: 503rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 504th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 509th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 526th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 527th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 545th in the regionMost Cultured: 546th in the regionBest Weather: 552nd in the regionMost Developed: 565th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 578th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : East Carelia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather and Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Following new legislation in East Carelia, Vestamo is a police state during international summits.
  • : Following new legislation in East Carelia, politicians accepting drinks in bars are executed for taking bribes.
  • : East Carelia was reclassified from "Moralistic Democracy" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
  • : Following new legislation in East Carelia, a primitive society is being eroded as its youth flock to the modern world.
  • : Following new legislation in East Carelia, Vestamo's main city thoroughfare has been blocked by a row of leyland cypresses that mysteriously appeared overnight.
  • : East Carelia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans, Most Eco-Friendly Governments, Most Extensive Public Healthcare, and Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : East Carelia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Ending School Segregation".
  • : Following new legislation in East Carelia, private law firms are unheard of.
  • : Following new legislation in East Carelia, euthanasia is illegal.

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