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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 490thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,404thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,005th
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Population1.605 billion



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.

Ephem is ranked 205,988th in the world and 8,510th in The East Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -107.79 on the Hayek Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 490thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,404thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 4,005thMost Influential: 4,028thBest Weather: 6,602ndHealthiest Citizens: 6,662ndSafest: 7,196thMost Pacifist: 7,378thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,983rdMost Developed: 9,460thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,513thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,896thLowest Crime Rates: 10,304thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,352ndMost Advanced Public Education: 10,353rdNicest Citizens: 10,406thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 11,097thMost Inclusive: 12,749thSmartest Citizens: 13,303rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,389thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,625thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,088thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,498thMost Cultured: 15,009thMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,129thMost Secular: 15,518thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,468thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,708thHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,038thLargest Governments: 19,401st
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 27th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 77th in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 129th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 203rd in the regionBest Weather: 206th in the regionSafest: 234th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 245th in the regionMost Influential: 252nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 257th in the regionMost Developed: 265th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 281st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 296th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 296th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 311th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 324th in the regionNicest Citizens: 337th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 338th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 353rd in the regionMost Cultured: 390th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 396th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 399th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 406th in the regionMost Inclusive: 416th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 433rd in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 463rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 465th in the regionMost Secular: 522nd in the regionLargest Governments: 532nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 558th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 575th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 626th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 649th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 678th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 706th in the region

National Happenings

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.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 265 » Pakitsk, Shavara, Euricanis, Todd McCloud, Nevertopia, Stellar Colonies, Marrabuk, Zukchiva, Osterreich und Ungarn, New Bradenia Ghost, Mays Austrian Nation, Lingu, Konouj, Samaltak True, Elejamie, Dark Edgyness, Brotherland, Wiranath, Luisagna, CANZUK 1, Chria Deau, Barfleur, Tassirion, Pizza devil cat, Plazland, Nossepachina, Servants of Gizmo, Wizardonia, Ripsylvania, Lanagon, Asendavia, VW53Aland, Azureano, Zanottilandia, Warren democracy, New South Hope, Hexyia, Dorles, Roliganistan, Rainbow Vests, Republic of Berzerkistan, Condo of Grick, Adavan, Rokaku, Pureian, Narinoland, Akorial, Under Sea Desert, The Empire of Rijelv, St Guilders Gate, and 215 others.Tallegaesia, Firenation91, Kingdom of Palau and other Constituents, Bysios, Waldenes, Slonful, Drunken Seal Islands, Kianhua, Tshana, Castle Federation, United China Nation, Sojaristan, Spicymemeballs, Centrical Union, Seri Tai Republic, BearStackof2015, New Liberitad, Santa Dystopia, Merlovich, Cymru Broadcasters, Talitoa, Imperial Akatsuki, East Malaysia, Hokolokia, Cameronia Excellentia, New Amerindia, Monteconstance, Turbo Bolt, Savorca, Sen Jast, Our Gods, Zulkig, BuciLand, Bai Lung, Vaskeden, Kavel, Enlil, Taurora, Komiker Mawrysharken, Impia Aghte, Freedomindia, Noreds Thereneuthene, Moewland, Gyp Land, Dragonia, Iodinia, Ribanzi, Dratava, West Akhzaristan, Kotawia, Liberstankonia, Lyontisia, Chubaka, Endertopias, Grey Haven of Tauraucania, La xinga, United Dirtpile, H-Zhena, Kaigi, Belora Gyles, Alderaciea, Harro Waarudho, Kristanya, New Leganes, Adolanta, A Slanted Black Stripe, North Insomnia, Staynes, Tretrid, Survivoristan, Arcanama, Monezambique, The United Neo American Union, ReeK, Davinhia, Kalaratri, Trulu, Dannemarie, Kucia, Eagas, Federated States of Zootron, Slys Paws, The Solar Ottomans, Sovietsoyuz, Evrigenis, Southern Yugoslavia, Holy Alasia Orozen, Arouran, Andurand, Headpat Central, Serfvarden, Biggstonia, The Earth Systems Alliance, Yuritoria, ReReReRepublic, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Unger under over, Felsinki, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Wanabe, Wisdoms and Knowledges, Adioration, Kangarawa, Fellon, Joundia, The Eternal Land of Jong, HinduRashtr, The Almighty Country, Aeljae, Rhealaliit, Modra, CopyCato, Kublam, Lilisk, Khvetsch, Cacnesia, Gemlon, The Argos Federation, Leedur-laand, Nifalembria Zamingstan, Ridann, Bynzich, Propwash, Solis Ortis, Hentaigoku, Enou, Raneve Brusertheatel, Greater New Cassandra, The American Free States, Trimmania, Khadah, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, Goodnamesarerare, Slongs, New Terabithia, 3 14159265358979323846264, Jyzeria, Blobbo, FreedomIand, Airrajul, Oofery, Neue Leipzig, Broengtopia, Axdel, A mean old man, Valkyron Union, Roissyland, Kagorg Bra Corna, Brethren, Sansangra, Socialist Holy American Empire, Technocraticofgivus, Nigon, Pastellene, Abtracnt, Dragons Blood, Citergue, Janoobi Jazair, EnderShnovia, Libertanny, Zang0, Martonica, Edmontia, Morrowine, Syriusz, ArenaC, Horn of Havenkaap, Manameisjeff, Squid Ruinosa, Impire of Driesmania, Kavanos, Mahatakutana, Azakhuland, Riveraland, Bullpups, Tuvaltastan, The island of Kiria, Korktopia, Harmonic Yeetlandia, Reschaters, Polenishia, Impaxia, Djomb, Nyanhai, Epislon, Collective Individualism, Rhothstan, Conikslan, Trinatium, Free Nal Graakuo, Alttaea, Chrootangtonia, CheeseBurrito, Amihan, Teocallintzin, Upper Business of Businessville, The Islamic Republic of Africa, Chols Worithopia, Ayaupia, Pledonia, Hertogenbosch, New Ailartsua, Bharatewa, Galve, Mog the Moogle, Dravida India, Oerkar, Great Aztlatan CommonWealth, New Mainz, Dirty Americans, Lumpiadinavia, Gaboni, Kriov, Republic of New India, and The New Tace.

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