The Republic of East Shire is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its irreverence towards religion, restrictive gun laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 367 million East Shireans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.
The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 31.3%.
The powerhouse East Shirean economy, worth 31.3 trillion Shire-Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Trout Farming, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 85,287 Shire-Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.1 times as much as the poorest.
3D printed organs are a breath of new life for the sick and elderly, interest rates mysteriously drop whenever the CBES Governor goes house hunting, graffiti graces every city's streets, and the nation is currently revamping its entire education system. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. East Shire's national animal is the Kiwi, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : East Shire was endorsed by The United States of Filipopol.
- : East Shire was endorsed by The Weed-choked lawn of A mean old man.
- : East Shire was endorsed by The Federal Republic of BuciLand.
- : East Shire was endorsed by The Parrot Excommunigate of Libertanny.
- : East Shire was endorsed by The ENDORSE LIBERTANNY of The Atlae Isles.
- : East Shire was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential.
- : East Shire voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Regulating Desalination".
- : East Shire voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Apulita".
- : East Shire was endorsed by The Matriarchy of Flying Snow.
- : East Shire was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Inclusive.
Endorsements Received: 50 » Andurand, Pakitsk, Stellar Colonies, Modra, VW53Aland, Todd McCloud, H-Zhena, Kaigi, Ripsylvania, Distro-Spartica, Zukchiva, Asendavia, Rainbow Vests, Brotherland, Harro Waarudho, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Lingu, Tretrid, Greater New Cassandra, Kelilaoria, Sokala, Talitoa, Virgoliaendorses, Acronis, The Eternal Land of Jong, United China Nation, Wizardonia, Tuvaltastan, Pureian, Kangarawa, The Three States of Fortuna, Taurora, Riveraland, Enou, Peoples Republic of GG, The United Asian Republics, Dragons Blood, Aivintis, Mays Austrian Nation, Raunch, Evrigenis, Oofery, The Brazillian Parlament Of Idideology, Technocratic Tagalog, Azureano, The Atlae Isles, Libertanny, BuciLand, A mean old man, and Filipopol.