by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,465thMost Influential: 3,400thMost Devout: 7,605th
The Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists Champions of Commerce
Para las personas. Para el estado
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population894 million

LeaderSir Halefire Bean IV


The Empire of Ekonia is a huge, orderly nation, ruled by Sir Halefire Bean IV with an iron fist, and notable for its pith helmet sales, compulsory military service, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 894 million Ekonians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Elkton. The average income tax rate is 67.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Ekonian economy, worth 71.5 trillion Untzes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 79,928 Untzes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Spies caught in Ekonia are never heard from again, teachers prefer to give 'Maybe, Maybe Not' tests when dealing with sensitive subjects, oracles predict landslide victories for Sir Halefire Bean IV for the next 50 years, and aeroplane cockpits no longer have altimeters or airspeed indicators. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ekonia's national animal is the Elk, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ekonia is ranked 116,969th in the world and 4,065th in The North Pacific for Most Armed, with 0.33 Weapons Per Person.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,465thTop
Most Influential: 3,400thMost Devout: 7,605thMost Authoritarian: 11,404thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,872ndTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 15,769thBest Weather: 19,253rdMost Conservative: 19,383rdLowest Crime Rates: 20,078thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20,347thMost Beautiful Environments: 24,597th
Most Devout: 314th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 474th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 555th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 758th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 812th in the regionMost Conservative: 904th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ekonia, aeroplane cockpits no longer have altimeters or airspeed indicators.
  • : Ekonia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Ekonia was endorsed by The Dominion of Outer Shenendoah.
  • : Ekonia was endorsed by The Republic of Card Kingdom.
  • : Following new legislation in Ekonia, oracles predict landslide victories for Sir Halefire Bean IV for the next 50 years.
  • : Following new legislation in Ekonia, teachers prefer to give 'Maybe, Maybe Not' tests when dealing with sensitive subjects.
  • : Following new legislation in Ekonia, spies caught in Ekonia are never heard from again.
  • : Following new legislation in Ekonia, postmen have been arrested in job lots for selling junk mail as home insulation.
  • : Following new legislation in Ekonia, scientists earn more grant money for reproducing old experiments than trying anything new.
  • : Ekonia was endorsed by The Protectorate of Muqatil.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 156 » Guer Aike, Valentine Z, Hamerica, Votak Matim, Zzozona, Selfgradatude, Yellops, Shibutani, Orado, Yaorozu, Territorio di Nessuno, Corfad, Hardscrabble, El Fiji Grande, Climeria, Ellbonnia, Lulubellia, Aerilia, Sevinland, North Bratislava, Crusadam, Ethnon, Koda-Land, Siwale, Kazoo Basin, Empy, Former English Colony, Brucklania, Great Bights Mum, Ozstan, Odelinor, The Rhein States, Bankowiata, Pytong, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Republica Guilleana, Dreadton, Sunto, Slyakanya, Dar es Saalam, Joodey, Vyata Temor, Notyoutopia, Wineclaw, Loutsland, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Heilhum Imperius, Xipher, Seijitsu, Venicea, and 106 others.Strongwill, Colfes, Pallaith, Interdimensional Zone, WeKnow, 1 very fast endotarter, The Tampa Bay Rays, Vexilia, Wilkshire, New Lakemba, Draconian Progression, Intion North, Cereskia, Blyskalia, Kranostav, Sil Dorsett, Cretox State, Port Naga, Newpromisedland, Nodnarb, Kragsgale, Frances Francis the First of France, Pasargad, Sundred, Holy Oranz, The Iron Lions, Darkmondoria, Omnistria, Neo Madras, Godwanna, Galbadiana, Svenskskit, The Pantheons, The Serdey Islands, Libertania Democratica, Bharathvarsh, Illusia and Neverendia, Yokciq Empire, His Enduring Majesty, Xagill, Xentherida, Sikol, Runeda, Imperial Pieserged, Madjack, Planes, The Mazur Empire, Shadowrik, Ravendi, Star Kingdom, Sachi, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Daiz, Shinjuku tokyo 0, McMasterdonia, Moubarakistan, Chips and Guac, Glurponia, Vesteysia, Barabolia, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Gondwanaia, Zemnaya Svoboda, Maott, Figyjharli, Dangine, Kromi, Lol2639, Travislavania, Wapistan, Super Girl, The Republic of Free Peoples, BTProductions, Clan Spaniel, Xyrron, Aryan Homeland, Steampunk Ariel, Morgul, Siforpeo, Mon Island, Landfinia, Religioncord, Tyirza, Defense For The World Assembly, Centrialand, Tsandonown, The Calabash Protectorate, Seanat, Libvillia, Greater Ale Permars, Ariele, Novremia, Merconitonitopia, Boston Castle, Kastonvia, Sopernia, Bearical, Nova Arcania, Drueste, Fizban, Unshleepd, Pleroma Sans Romans, Muqatil, Card Kingdom, and Outer Shenendoah.

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