The Dictatorship of Fort Esc is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Alistair Stewart with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, free-roaming dinosaurs, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.625 billion Fort Escians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.
The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cabin Control. The average income tax rate is 91.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Fort Escian economy, worth 816 trillion platcubes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 123,215 platcubes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Citizens cannot change their light bulbs without approval from an international committee, foreign policy is mostly just to smile and hope for the best, burning twigs to keep warm while lost in the wild is now a felony, and young soldiers are shocked to discover there are no 'safe spaces' on a battlefield. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Fort Esc's national animal is the tardigrade, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Fort Esc's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : Fort Esc was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
- : Fort Esc was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential, Most Developed, Most Advanced Public Education, Most Beautiful Environments, and Highest Average Tax Rates.
- : Fort Esc's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Fort Esc was refounded in Lazarus.
- : Fort Esc ceased to exist in The Rejected Realms.
- : Fort Esc was endorsed by The Inhospitable Ski Slopes of Agalaesia.
- : Fort Esc was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cultured.
- : Fort Esc was endorsed by The Republic of Nakena.
- : Fort Esc was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Minskiev.