by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,724thMost Influential: 4,006thMost Primitive: 5,147th
The People's Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
The future in his peak
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population568 million


AnimalPraying mantis

The People's Republic of Escanval is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, anti-smoking policies, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 568 million Escanvalians 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bkilrge. The average income tax rate is 48.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Escanvalian economy, worth 18.7 trillion Escans a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Basket Weaving, Uranium Mining, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 32,972 Escans, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Even snitches get stitches, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping, shouting contests are an important part of government job interviews, and torture is commonly used to extract information from suspected criminals. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Escanval's national animal is the Praying mantis, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Escanval is ranked 188,552nd in the world and 6,846th in the South Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring -82.33 on the Rand Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,724thTop
Most Influential: 4,006thMost Primitive: 5,147thMost Armed: 5,838thMost Authoritarian: 6,820thTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 10,473rdMost Conservative: 12,898th
Most Armed: 145th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 233rd in the regionMost Primitive: 251st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 311th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 314th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 476th in the regionMost Extreme: 553rd in the regionMost Conservative: 612th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 742nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Escanval was endorsed by The Constitutional Monarchy of Corporis Doctrina.
  • : Escanval was endorsed by The High Court Justice of Ebonhand.
  • : Following new legislation in Escanval, torture is commonly used to extract information from suspected criminals.
  • : Following new legislation in Escanval, shouting contests are an important part of government job interviews.
  • : Following new legislation in Escanval, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping.
  • : Following new legislation in Escanval, even snitches get stitches.
  • : Following new legislation in Escanval, midnight raids drag couples from their homes in the name of decency.
  • : Escanval was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate.
  • : Escanval changed its national capital to "Bkilrge".
  • : Following new legislation in Escanval, Escanval has designated Bkilrge as its capital city.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 135 » Amerion, Hanguk-Nippon, Aidenfieeld, Aumeltopia, Erinor, Crystal Creation, Madreia, Qvait, Pencil Sharpeners 2, CzechoSlovakishMoravia, Anserisa, Volaworand, Hong Kong Kowloon and New Territories, Tsvetania, Land Without Shrimp, Farengeto, Phoenixesia, Wehraboos, Bawkie, Kringalia, Bleakfoot, Tsunamy, Mapico, Beepee, Erfton, PenguinPies, Xandev, Holy Free, Phanama, Abarri, West Pastafaria, Gonrati, Nova Montron, Marinho Islands, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, Si-topia, Barabarom, Drystar, Yeldarbsland, Jehenna, Qawe, Pamela And Hepatitis, The Two Jerseys, Kiasu-ism, Linguiniland, Yellunstryer, The Worst army of, Escevola, Starsight, Silberne Wache, and 85 others.Stoniamera, Iym Winterless, Shefino, Poopisiya, The Solar System Scope, Direwolf1, Nova Kobol, Bear Connors Paradiso, Empa Aserium, Oreo States, RestartAll, Markla, Alaninia, Sedunn, Utondara, Nouvel-Indre, Eskvenn, Hypersensible Crybabies, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Compli, Omiri, Curlyhoward, Dukin Donuts, United Echo, Quh, Laamiva, Roleca, Luddinlande, Auphelia, Imperial Duck, Bumblegaria, Sthalrim, Great Andora, The Filippinas, Seliyan progressive Islands, The Radanivans, West Fallows, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Matak Tribes, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Corgitopiaa, Lana Rity, Calistan, ChickenDome, Techganet, Nowa Europa, Luzonesia, Bergenu, Mangolalandia, Ralphburg, Farelonia, Weburya, Republik Hintonia, Nankyoku Tairiku, HUElavia, Pi Ttamgwa Nunmul, Well F, Armanod, Official State of Landland, Purple Hyacinth, Rhetiaa, Glen Cooley, Kervanosia, Aurcania, Esfalsa, Cuuldere, Rabbitz, The Drakan Republic, United States of Vietnam, Tepertopia, Djalia, New Briantown, Ovkianos, Drugged Monkeys, Sandaoguo, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Kedjens, Midand, Concrete Slab, Myness, B H A R A T, Catillos, FreeFishers, Gecetesse, and Ebonhand.

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