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Safest: 3rdLowest Crime Rates: 8thLargest Welfare Programs: 12th
The Imperial Commonwealth of
Democratic Socialists
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Eastfield Lodge

Population34.716 billion

CapitalLodgertia
LeaderKing Iqbal II
FaithIslam

CurrencyFishfinger
Animaldigitalis-tailed lion

The Imperial Commonwealth of Eastfield Lodge is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by King Iqbal II with an even hand, and renowned for its state-planned economy, restrictive gun laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 34.716 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 13,533 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 389,844 Fishfingers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Stealing from a clothesline is a serious offence, military equipment is being auctioned off to extend comatose centenarians' lives, a favorite "life hack" for gap year backpackers is to pretend to be homeless for government handouts, and the nation's counterintelligence budget is all up in the air. 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 41,222nd in the world and 26th in Rushmore for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 5,873.01 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Safest: 3rdLowest Crime Rates: 8thLargest Welfare Programs: 12thMost Pacifist: 14thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18thMost Developed: 22ndLongest Average Lifespans: 25thLargest Governments: 26thHealthiest Citizens: 29thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 36thBest Weather: 39thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 45thMost Compassionate Citizens: 51stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 52ndNicest Citizens: 52ndMost Advanced Public Education: 54thMost Beautiful Environments: 61stMost Cheerful Citizens: 126thHighest Food Quality: 185thMost Devout: 188thMost Inclusive: 202ndSmartest Citizens: 208thLeast Corrupt Governments: 222ndHighest Poor Incomes: 371stHighest Economic Output: 423rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 540thHighest Average Incomes: 1,207thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,476thMost Cultured: 1,791stMost Efficient Economies: 1,869thMost Influential: 2,563rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,802ndLargest Populations: 2,807thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 4,106thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,207thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,573rdTop
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Most Income Equality: 15,853rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 23,690th
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Most Inclusive: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 6th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Eastfield Lodge was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastfield Lodge, the nation's counterintelligence budget is all up in the air.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastfield Lodge, a favorite "life hack" for gap year backpackers is to pretend to be homeless for government handouts.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastfield Lodge, military equipment is being auctioned off to extend comatose centenarians' lives.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastfield Lodge, stealing from a clothesline is a serious offence.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastfield Lodge, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews.
  • : Eastfield Lodge voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Preventing Marine Wildlife Collisions".
  • : Eastfield Lodge voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Bogus Not True Fake Town".
  • : Eastfield Lodge withdrew its vote on the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Bogus Not True Fake Town".
  • : Eastfield Lodge voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Bogus Not True Fake Town".

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