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Safest: 3rdLowest Crime Rates: 5thMost Developed: 8th
The Imperial Commonwealth of
Democratic Socialists
Manducate pisces fragemanaque solani tuberosi!
Influence
Eminence Grise
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

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Eastfield Lodge

Population27.944 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 remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and smutty television. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 27.944 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 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 10,205 trillion Fishfingers a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry. Average income is an amazing 365,212 Fishfingers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Asking 'does my bum look big in this?' leads to 30 hours of self-esteem classes, political satirists and late night comedians weep as the government begins cleaning up its act, signs saying "No Poor People or Weirdoes" are common outside shops and cafés, and citizens praise the weeds that overwhelm their narrow vegetable realm. 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 186,972nd in the world and 68th in Rushmore for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring -4.73 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

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Safest: 3rdLowest Crime Rates: 5thMost Developed: 8thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8thMost Pacifist: 9thLargest Welfare Programs: 10thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12thLongest Average Lifespans: 12thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18thLargest Governments: 24thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 24thBest Weather: 25thHealthiest Citizens: 27thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 28thMost Compassionate Citizens: 33rdNicest Citizens: 37thMost Advanced Public Education: 41stMost Beautiful Environments: 45thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 49thMost Inclusive: 90thMost Cheerful Citizens: 124thMost Devout: 167thSmartest Citizens: 202ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 209thHighest Poor Incomes: 309thHighest Economic Output: 478thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,044thHighest Average Incomes: 1,109thMost Cultured: 1,847thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,891stMost Stationary: 1,966thMost Efficient Economies: 1,979thTop
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Most Influential: 2,888thLargest Populations: 3,127thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,286thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,247thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,419thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,807thTop
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Most Income Equality: 19,321st
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 5th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 8th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Eastfield Lodge, citizens praise the weeds that overwhelm their narrow vegetable realm.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastfield Lodge, signs saying "No Poor People or Weirdoes" are common outside shops and cafés.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastfield Lodge, political satirists and late night comedians weep as the government begins cleaning up its act.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastfield Lodge, asking 'does my bum look big in this?' leads to 30 hours of self-esteem classes.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastfield Lodge, anti-environmentalist dissidents must beware of government plants in their midst.
  • : Eastfield Lodge voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Quebecshire".
  • : Eastfield Lodge voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Convicted Voters".
  • : Following new legislation in Eastfield Lodge, pareidolic SETI scientists swear there's a message from aliens hidden within pi.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastfield Lodge, the official Eastfielder Phrase Book weighs as much as a small child.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastfield Lodge, sports fans complain that cricket tests now last an unbearable ten days.

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