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Most Valuable International Artwork: 28thLargest Black Market: 468thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,330th
The Dragon Empire of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
My armor is like tenfold shields and my breath is death
Great Wyrm Elegarth
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Elegarth

Population20.468 billion

CapitalEdge
LeaderGreat Wyrm Elegarth
FaithBahamuth Faith

CurrencyGold Coin
AnimalPunny Human

The Dragon Empire of Elegarth is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Great Wyrm Elegarth with an iron fist, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, pith helmet sales, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 20.468 billion Draconians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Edge. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 66.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Draconic economy, worth a remarkable 4,821 trillion Gold Coins a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 235,554 Gold Coins, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 789,245 per year while the poor average 52,215, a ratio of 15.1 to 1.

Vital infrastructure development is on hold because of 'nature and stuff', funeral mourners ridesharing with the deceased are encouraged to sit on the coffin to save room, motivational posters send motorists positive vibes in high-risk areas, and the road to capitalism has proved an epic drama of adventure and exploration. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Elegarth's national animal is the Punny Human, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Bahamuth Faith.

Elegarth is ranked 26,774th in the world and 609th in the West Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 975.39 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 28thLargest Black Market: 468thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,330thLargest Mining Sector: 1,376thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,475thHighest Economic Output: 1,992ndTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,891stHighest Average Incomes: 4,000thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,244thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,525thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,773rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,374thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,561stLargest Populations: 6,245thMost Efficient Economies: 6,938thNudest: 7,351stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,902ndMost Advanced Public Education: 10,847thHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,099thTop
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Most Influential: 11,700thLargest Insurance Industry: 12,641stMost Developed: 13,368thMost Secular: 13,578thLargest Governments: 14,127thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,290thHealthiest Citizens: 16,378thLowest Crime Rates: 17,317thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 18,668thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21,234th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 12th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 29th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 31st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 37th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 40th in the regionLargest Populations: 51st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 54th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 71st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 72nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 75th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 90th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 90th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 116th in the regionNudest: 120th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 132nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 136th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 242nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 263rd in the regionLargest Governments: 272nd in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 318th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 334th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 354th in the regionMost Secular: 354th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 371st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 376th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 393rd in the regionMost Influential: 403rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 485th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 491st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 550th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 552nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 564th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Elegarth lodged a message on the The West Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Elegarth, the road to capitalism has proved an epic drama of adventure and exploration.
  • : Following new legislation in Elegarth, motivational posters send motorists positive vibes in high-risk areas.
  • : Following new legislation in Elegarth, funeral mourners ridesharing with the deceased are encouraged to sit on the coffin to save room.
  • : Following new legislation in Elegarth, vital infrastructure development is on hold because of 'nature and stuff'.
  • : Following new legislation in Elegarth, weighted heels are added to military boots to ensure diminutive celebrities meet minimum requirements.
  • : Elegarth was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Following new legislation in Elegarth, there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality.
  • : Following new legislation in Elegarth, exceptionally talented workers are praised more than Revolutionary heroes.
  • : Following new legislation in Elegarth, ships are encouraged to deliberately run aground onto Draconic beaches.

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