The Federation of Ephem is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Camus with a fair hand, and notable for its parental licensing program, digital currency, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.605 billion Ephemians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
The large, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Administration, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Leviathan. The average income tax rate is 75.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Ephemian economy, worth 183 trillion Ptahs a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Tourism, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 114,634 Ptahs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.
The government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments, glancing at the car radio display while driving is treated as attempted homicide, the nation's ambassadors often conduct their business in jail cells, and a cat may look at a king and a dude can look at an ass. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ephem's national animal is the Penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is None.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Ephem's influence in The East Pacific rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
- : Ephem was endorsed by The Republic of Kyrtizhan.
- : Following new legislation in Ephem, a cat may look at a king and a dude can look at an ass.
- : Ephem was endorsed by The Kingdom of The New Tace.
- : Ephem was endorsed by The Federation of Republic of New India.
- : Following new legislation in Ephem, the nation's ambassadors often conduct their business in jail cells.
- : Following new legislation in Ephem, glancing at the car radio display while driving is treated as attempted homicide.
- : Following new legislation in Ephem, the government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments.
- : Following new legislation in Ephem, more than one company makes the board game Monopoly.
- : Following new legislation in Ephem, plain-clothes police officers follow Dàguó tourists everywhere they go.
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