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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 486thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,391stLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,015th
The Federation of
New York Times Democracy
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population1.592 billion



The Federation of Ephem is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Camus with a fair hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, keen interest in outer space, and digital currency. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.592 billion Ephemians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Administration, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Leviathan. The average income tax rate is 75.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ephemian economy, worth 182 trillion Ptahs a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Tourism, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 114,634 Ptahs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments, glancing at the car radio display while driving is treated as attempted homicide, the nation's ambassadors often conduct their business in jail cells, and a cat may look at a king and a dude can look at an ass. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ephem's national animal is the Penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is None.

Ephem is ranked 15,516th in the world and 524th in The East Pacific for Most Secular, with 75.17 Atheism Rate.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 486thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,391stTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 4,015thMost Influential: 4,184thBest Weather: 6,612thHealthiest Citizens: 6,658thSafest: 7,201stMost Pacifist: 7,366thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,971stMost Developed: 9,462ndLargest Welfare Programs: 9,493rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,909thLowest Crime Rates: 10,287thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,336thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,364thNicest Citizens: 10,375thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 11,106thMost Inclusive: 12,733rdSmartest Citizens: 13,306thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,370thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,624thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,091stLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,518thMost Cultured: 15,036thMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,064thMost Secular: 15,516thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,453rdHighest Poor Incomes: 17,726thHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,000thLargest Governments: 19,397th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 27th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 79th in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 128th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 204th in the regionBest Weather: 206th in the regionSafest: 233rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 247th in the regionMost Pacifist: 256th in the regionMost Influential: 263rd in the regionMost Developed: 268th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 283rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 297th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 298th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 311th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 326th in the regionNicest Citizens: 331st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 337th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 351st in the regionMost Cultured: 392nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 397th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 398th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 408th in the regionMost Inclusive: 410th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 434th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 459th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 463rd in the regionMost Secular: 524th in the regionLargest Governments: 530th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 553rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 581st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 628th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 650th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 674th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 705th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ephem was endorsed by The Republic of Kyrtizhan.
  • : Following new legislation in Ephem, a cat may look at a king and a dude can look at an ass.
  • : Ephem was endorsed by The Kingdom of The New Tace.
  • : Ephem was endorsed by The Federation of Republic of New India.
  • : Following new legislation in Ephem, the nation's ambassadors often conduct their business in jail cells.
  • : Following new legislation in Ephem, glancing at the car radio display while driving is treated as attempted homicide.
  • : Following new legislation in Ephem, the government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments.
  • : Following new legislation in Ephem, more than one company makes the board game Monopoly.
  • : Following new legislation in Ephem, plain-clothes police officers follow Dàguó tourists everywhere they go.
  • : Following new legislation in Ephem, the Snapgram channel "Embarrassing Baby Camus Pics" has made Camus's mom a celebrity.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 266 » Pakitsk, Shavara, Euricanis, Todd McCloud, Nevertopia, Stellar Colonies, Marrabuk, Zukchiva, Osterreich und Ungarn, New Bradenia Ghost, Mays Austrian Nation, Lingu, Konouj, Samaltak True, Elejamie, Dark Edgyness, Brotherland, Wiranath, Luisagna, CANZUK 1, Chria Deau, Barfleur, Tassirion, Pizza devil cat, Plazland, Nossepachina, Servants of Gizmo, Wizardonia, Ripsylvania, Lanagon, Asendavia, VW53Aland, Azureano, Zanottilandia, Warren democracy, New South Hope, Hexyia, Dorles, Roliganistan, Rainbow Vests, Republic of Berzerkistan, Condo of Grick, Adavan, Rokaku, Pureian, Narinoland, Akorial, Under Sea Desert, Arcady-Asclepia, The Empire of Rijelv, and 216 others.St Guilders Gate, Tallegaesia, Firenation91, Kingdom of Palau and other Constituents, Bysios, Waldenes, Slonful, Drunken Seal Islands, Kianhua, Tshana, Castle Federation, United China Nation, Sojaristan, Spicymemeballs, Centrical Union, Seri Tai Republic, BearStackof2015, New Liberitad, Santa Dystopia, Merlovich, Cymru Broadcasters, Talitoa, Imperial Akatsuki, East Malaysia, Hokolokia, Cameronia Excellentia, New Amerindia, Monteconstance, Turbo Bolt, Savorca, Sen Jast, Our Gods, Zulkig, BuciLand, Bai Lung, Vaskeden, Kavel, Enlil, Taurora, Komiker Mawrysharken, Impia Aghte, Freedomindia, Noreds Thereneuthene, Moewland, Gyp Land, Dragonia, Iodinia, Ribanzi, Dratava, West Akhzaristan, Kotawia, Liberstankonia, Lyontisia, Chubaka, Endertopias, Grey Haven of Tauraucania, La xinga, United Dirtpile, H-Zhena, Kaigi, Belora Gyles, Alderaciea, Harro Waarudho, Kristanya, New Leganes, Adolanta, A Slanted Black Stripe, North Insomnia, Staynes, Tretrid, Survivoristan, Arcanama, Monezambique, The United Neo American Union, ReeK, Davinhia, Kalaratri, Trulu, Dannemarie, Kucia, Eagas, Federated States of Zootron, Slys Paws, The Solar Ottomans, Sovietsoyuz, Evrigenis, Southern Yugoslavia, Holy Alasia Orozen, Arouran, Andurand, Headpat Central, Serfvarden, Biggstonia, The Earth Systems Alliance, Yuritoria, ReReReRepublic, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Unger under over, Felsinki, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Wanabe, Wisdoms and Knowledges, Adioration, Kangarawa, Fellon, Joundia, The Eternal Land of Jong, HinduRashtr, The Almighty Country, Aeljae, Rhealaliit, Modra, CopyCato, Kublam, Lilisk, Khvetsch, Cacnesia, Gemlon, The Argos Federation, Leedur-laand, Nifalembria Zamingstan, Ridann, Bynzich, Propwash, Solis Ortis, Hentaigoku, Enou, Raneve Brusertheatel, Greater New Cassandra, The American Free States, Trimmania, Khadah, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, Goodnamesarerare, Slongs, New Terabithia, 3 14159265358979323846264, Jyzeria, Blobbo, FreedomIand, Airrajul, Oofery, Neue Leipzig, Broengtopia, Axdel, A mean old man, Valkyron Union, Roissyland, Kagorg Bra Corna, Brethren, Sansangra, Socialist Holy American Empire, Technocraticofgivus, Nigon, Pastellene, Abtracnt, Dragons Blood, Citergue, Janoobi Jazair, EnderShnovia, Libertanny, Zang0, Martonica, Edmontia, Morrowine, Syriusz, ArenaC, Horn of Havenkaap, Manameisjeff, Squid Ruinosa, Impire of Driesmania, Kavanos, Mahatakutana, Azakhuland, Riveraland, Bullpups, Tuvaltastan, The island of Kiria, Korktopia, Harmonic Yeetlandia, Reschaters, Polenishia, Impaxia, Djomb, Nyanhai, Epislon, Collective Individualism, Rhothstan, Conikslan, Trinatium, Free Nal Graakuo, Alttaea, Chrootangtonia, CheeseBurrito, Amihan, Teocallintzin, Upper Business of Businessville, The Islamic Republic of Africa, Chols Worithopia, Ayaupia, Pledonia, Hertogenbosch, New Ailartsua, Bharatewa, Galve, Mog the Moogle, Dravida India, Oerkar, Great Aztlatan CommonWealth, New Mainz, Dirty Americans, Lumpiadinavia, Gaboni, Kriov, Republic of New India, and The New Tace.

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