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Largest Retail Industry: 14,154thMost Conservative: 18,761st
The Kingdom of
Moralistic Democracy
May The Battens Ally Forever
Influence
Truckler
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Eastbatten

Population1.324 billion

CapitalLumina

CurrencyLyre
AnimalLion

The Kingdom of Eastbatten is a massive, safe nation, notable for its compulsory military service, daily referendums, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed population of 1.324 billion Eastbattenians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lumina. The average income tax rate is 27.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Eastbattenian economy, worth 92.2 trillion Lyres a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 69,673 Lyres, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days, the Eastbatten Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise, the government is using tax revenues to provide jobs for the poor, and throwing garbage out of your house's front window makes it legally someone else's problem. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Eastbatten's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Eastbatten is ranked 30,814th in the world and 5th in Of Books and Stories for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 6.1 Bank.

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Largest Retail Industry: 14,154thMost Conservative: 18,761st
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Most Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the region

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