|Leader||The Communist Party of Estau|
|Animal||Panthera leo krugeri|
The Democratic People's Republic of Estau is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The Communist Party of Estau with an iron fist, and renowned for its infamous sell-swords, ubiquitous missile silos, and pith helmet sales. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 9.17 billion Comrades are ruled with an iron fist by the socialist government, which grants its people the freedom to do whatever they like so long as it doesn't involve getting richer than anybody else or challenging the government.
The enormous, corrupt, liberal, socially-minded government is primarily concerned with Education, although Welfare, Healthcare, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Es-Pret. The average income tax rate is 77.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The all-consuming Comrade economy, worth 977 trillion People's Diprates 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Tourism. 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 an impressive 106,559 People's Diprates, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Thomas the Spank Engine is the most popular and controversial children's show in the nation, welfare funding has recently gone through the roof, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation', and some paycheques only arrive every 12 to 24 weeks. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Estau's national animal is the Panthera leo krugeri, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Communism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Estau, some paycheques only arrive every 12 to 24 weeks.
- : Following new legislation in Estau, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation'.
- : Following new legislation in Estau, welfare funding has recently gone through the roof.
- : Following new legislation in Estau, Thomas the Spank Engine is the most popular and controversial children's show in the nation.
- : Following new legislation in Estau, there's a bright dawn ahead for Estau.
- : Estau endorsed The Union of Exania.
- : Estau was endorsed by The Union of Exania.
- : Following new legislation in Estau, poaching has been on the rise after animals from the nation's zoos were released into the wild.
- : Following new legislation in Estau, the government has declared its commitment to multilateralism.
- : Estau was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
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