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The Imperial Commonwealth of
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Eastfield Lodge

Population28.799 billion

CapitalLodgertia
LeaderKing Iqbal II
FaithIslam

CurrencyFishfinger
Animaldigitalis-tailed lion

The Imperial Commonwealth of Eastfield Lodge is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by King Iqbal II with an even hand, and renowned for its state-planned economy, free-roaming dinosaurs, and digital currency. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 28.799 billion Eastfielders are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lodgertia. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Eastfielder economy, worth an astonishing 10,642 trillion Fishfingers a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 369,540 Fishfingers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Criminal rehabilitation takes place in re-education centers, the ruling party has a devil of a time keeping order in the ranks, only adults may purchase violent video games, and students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Eastfield Lodge's national animal is the digitalis-tailed lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Islam.

Eastfield Lodge is ranked 26th in the world and 1st in Rushmore for Best Weather, with 2,892 meters of sunlight.

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Safest: 3rdLowest Crime Rates: 6thMost Pacifist: 9thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9thMost Developed: 10thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10thLargest Welfare Programs: 12thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12thLongest Average Lifespans: 13thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 20thLargest Governments: 23rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 25thHealthiest Citizens: 26thBest Weather: 26thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 28thMost Advanced Public Education: 39thMost Compassionate Citizens: 40thNicest Citizens: 43rdMost Beautiful Environments: 47thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 50thMost Inclusive: 94thMost Cheerful Citizens: 128thHighest Food Quality: 145thMost Devout: 173rdSmartest Citizens: 204thLeast Corrupt Governments: 212thHighest Poor Incomes: 277thHighest Economic Output: 460thMost Subsidized Industry: 972ndHighest Average Incomes: 1,111thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,434thMost Cultured: 1,704thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,823rdMost Efficient Economies: 1,904thMost Stationary: 1,914thTop
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Most Influential: 2,860thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,057thLargest Populations: 3,065thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,550thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,717thTop
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Most Income Equality: 15,786thMost Patriotic: 20,925th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Patriotic: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionMost Income Equality: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Eastfield Lodge, students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastfield Lodge, only adults may purchase violent video games.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastfield Lodge, the ruling party has a devil of a time keeping order in the ranks.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastfield Lodge, criminal rehabilitation takes place in re-education centers.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastfield Lodge, census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate.
  • : Eastfield Lodge voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Drug Decriminalization Act".
  • : Eastfield Lodge voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Statement on the Nuclear Apocalypse".
  • : Eastfield Lodge voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend LadyRebels".
  • : Eastfield Lodge voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Recreational Drugs Compact".
  • : Following new legislation in Eastfield Lodge, one-man canoes fitted with the latest tracking technology leave no room for one man.

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Endorsements Received: 3 » Nethertopia, Eura, and Darmen.

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