by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,450thMost Influential: 3,320thMost Devout: 7,580th
The Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Para las personas. Para el estado
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population919 million

LeaderSir Halefire Bean IV


The Empire of Ekonia is a huge, efficient nation, ruled by Sir Halefire Bean IV with an iron fist, and notable for its triple-decker prams, zero percent divorce rate, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 919 million Ekonians 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, corrupt, moralistic, 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 Elkton. The average income tax rate is 67.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Ekonian economy, worth 73.5 trillion Untzes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 79,928 Untzes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Spies caught in Ekonia are never heard from again, teachers prefer to give 'Maybe, Maybe Not' tests when dealing with sensitive subjects, oracles predict landslide victories for Sir Halefire Bean IV for the next 50 years, and aeroplane cockpits no longer have altimeters or airspeed indicators. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ekonia's national animal is the Elk, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ekonia is ranked 127,542nd in the world and 3,197th in The North Pacific for Highest Economic Output, with 73.5 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,450thTop
Most Influential: 3,320thMost Devout: 7,580thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,832ndMost Authoritarian: 11,860thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 15,707thBest Weather: 19,173rdLowest Crime Rates: 20,002ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20,305thMost Conservative: 22,013thMost Beautiful Environments: 24,432nd
Most Devout: 317th in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 496th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 554th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 758th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 815th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ekonia was endorsed by The People's Republic of Capablanca.
  • : Ekonia was endorsed by The Most Serene Republic of Lionia.
  • : Ekonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Following new legislation in Ekonia, aeroplane cockpits no longer have altimeters or airspeed indicators.
  • : Ekonia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Ekonia was endorsed by The Dominion of Outer Shenendoah.
  • : Ekonia was endorsed by The Republic of Card Kingdom.
  • : Following new legislation in Ekonia, oracles predict landslide victories for Sir Halefire Bean IV for the next 50 years.
  • : Following new legislation in Ekonia, teachers prefer to give 'Maybe, Maybe Not' tests when dealing with sensitive subjects.
  • : Following new legislation in Ekonia, spies caught in Ekonia are never heard from again.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 157 » Guer Aike, Valentine Z, Hamerica, Votak Matim, Zzozona, Selfgradatude, Yellops, Shibutani, Orado, Yaorozu, Territorio di Nessuno, Corfad, Hardscrabble, El Fiji Grande, Climeria, Ellbonnia, Lulubellia, Aerilia, Sevinland, North Bratislava, Crusadam, Ethnon, Koda-Land, Siwale, Kazoo Basin, Empy, Former English Colony, Brucklania, Great Bights Mum, Ozstan, Odelinor, The Rhein States, Bankowiata, Pytong, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Republica Guilleana, Dreadton, Sunto, Slyakanya, Dar es Saalam, Joodey, Vyata Temor, Notyoutopia, Wineclaw, Loutsland, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Heilhum Imperius, Xipher, Seijitsu, Venicea, and 107 others.Strongwill, Colfes, Pallaith, Interdimensional Zone, WeKnow, 1 very fast endotarter, The Tampa Bay Rays, Vexilia, Wilkshire, New Lakemba, Draconian Progression, Intion North, Blyskalia, Kranostav, Sil Dorsett, Cretox State, Port Naga, Newpromisedland, Nodnarb, Kragsgale, Frances Francis the First of France, Pasargad, Sundred, Holy Oranz, The Iron Lions, Darkmondoria, Omnistria, Neo Madras, Godwanna, Galbadiana, Svenskskit, The Pantheons, The Serdey Islands, Libertania Democratica, Bharathvarsh, Illusia and Neverendia, Yokciq Empire, His Enduring Majesty, Xagill, Xentherida, Sikol, Runeda, Imperial Pieserged, Madjack, Planes, The Mazur Empire, Shadowrik, Ravendi, Star Kingdom, Sachi, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Daiz, Shinjuku tokyo 0, McMasterdonia, Moubarakistan, Chips and Guac, Glurponia, Vesteysia, Barabolia, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Gondwanaia, Zemnaya Svoboda, Maott, Figyjharli, Dangine, Kromi, Lol2639, Travislavania, Wapistan, Super Girl, The Republic of Free Peoples, BTProductions, Clan Spaniel, Xyrron, Aryan Homeland, Steampunk Ariel, Morgul, Siforpeo, Mon Island, Landfinia, Religioncord, Tyirza, Defense For The World Assembly, Centrialand, Tsandonown, The Calabash Protectorate, Seanat, Libvillia, Greater Ale Permars, Ariele, Novremia, Merconitonitopia, Boston Castle, Kastonvia, Sopernia, Bearical, Nova Arcania, Drueste, Fizban, Unshleepd, Pleroma Sans Romans, Muqatil, Card Kingdom, Outer Shenendoah, Lionia, and Capablanca.

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