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The Federal Kingdom of Faircliff

“Knowledge is Power” King-Emperor Haydn IV

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Faircliff

Population4.803 billion

CapitalWillowhurst
LeaderKing-Emperor Haydn IV

CurrencyLokpa
AnimalBarbary lion

The Federal Kingdom of Faircliff is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by King-Emperor Haydn IV with an even hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, daily referendums, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.803 billion Faircliffians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Willowhurst. The average income tax rate is 70.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Faircliffian economy, worth 489 trillion Lokpas a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Basket Weaving, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 101,977 Lokpas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

When it comes to WMDs Faircliff has declared that the only winning move is not to play, children gain their first sex education from reading the dictionary, politicians preface their speeches with a declaration that any resemblance to speeches given by individuals living or dead is purely coincidental, and foreign policy is mostly just to smile and hope for the best. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Faircliff's national animal is the Barbary lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Faircliff is ranked 5,309th in the world and 263rd in The North Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 15,549.41 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 456thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,269thMost Influential: 1,552ndTop
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Most Primitive: 1,859thHealthiest Citizens: 3,965thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,309thBest Weather: 6,648thSafest: 6,938thMost Pacifist: 7,588thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 8,547thMost Developed: 8,658thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,866thMost Cultured: 9,911thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,099thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,462ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,745thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,865thMost Efficient Economies: 13,810thLowest Crime Rates: 14,129thMost Secular: 14,410thSmartest Citizens: 16,407th
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 46th in the regionMost Primitive: 77th in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 230th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 263rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 330th in the regionSafest: 351st in the regionBest Weather: 359th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 389th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 401st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 412th in the regionMost Pacifist: 422nd in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 475th in the regionMost Cultured: 484th in the regionMost Developed: 501st in the regionMost Influential: 602nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 615th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 658th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 683rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 707th in the regionMost Secular: 733rd in the regionMost Average: 767th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 843rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 865th in the region

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 217 » Yaorozu, Alunya, The Rhein States, Territorio di Nessuno, Shibutani, El Fiji Grande, Siwale, Corfad, Shin-Hachioji, Sinelona, Ethnon, Trillius, Steampunk Ariel, Great Bights Mum, Sundred, Jasminlandia, Fayyayid, Saturns Edge, Dar es Saalam, PlanetPunk, Zemnaya Svoboda, Spartoptia, North Bratislava, Sunto, Omnistria, Koda-Land, Black Templares, Notyoutopia, Acrabinnia, Selfgradatude, Kwaj, Federation Terra Australis, Shadowrik, Egalico, Napnomadia, Torakuen, Q w e r t y, Wineclaw, Dreadton, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Pallaith, United Draconia, Sil Dorsett, Frances Francis the First of France, Misuvelia, Guer Aike, Plangainer, Buckerino, Xandarnia, Unimaginable Doom, and 167 others.Astronomical, Ibiscaton, General COE, Guslantis, Maott, Haor Chall, Steraz, Victoriaans Nederlands, New Pruessen, Holy Oranz, Kasazzastan, Amerian States, Valhalla123, Rkainjel, Amauri, Aratani, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, New Bremerton, Yummy Blubber, Pasargad, Ikea Rike, Ice and Tinian, Moubarakistan, Niradans, Votak Matim, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Loutsland, Noahs Second Country, Vincone Cae, Former English Colony, Test for a new hope, Elder Realms, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Hileville, Wilkshire, Joodey, Camemas, Xentherida, Constantinolia, Makersaulache, Astrind, Glurponia, Babacar, Zumlandia, Kobagia, Abject Ludicrosity, Xzavia-Hjar, SORT, Bearical, Sockmanland, Penrith, Cuyan, Runeda, Daiz, Lindsaystan, Zeternia, The Tampa Bay Rays, Wisconsota, Tamgu, Juggernautilus, Lanterkint, New Octicarg, Moisus, Duerrlewang, McMasterdonia, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Aetulia, Azzarel, Angwayster, Aeolist, Arimbia, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Aezus, Antiyard, 2 and 2 is Fish, Banabistan, Bonjoura, Ausveria, Aquila Islands, Breduria, Antityranicals, Baldova, BrightFutures, Bananaaaaa, Alice Gardens, Axstahl, Anna Airters, Advancia-Sizzletown, Analomink, Bananoonza, Blackphir, Orado, Fizban, Aroa, The Stratosphere Islands, Alepuble, Miruma, Cloydicia, British Pacific Islands, Central Ryal, Chukstik Illahi, Calamazo, New Lakemba, Cobrakia, Orven, Chilean 1st Reich, Centromuria, Delmak, Brettenia, Newpromisedland, Concordare, David Davidson, Contani, Cors Evia, East Supple Lund, Free Culture, Fascist Democracy, French Bananastan, Detrivania, Dicko, Empy, Dopeland420, East Wushen, ECONAZIS2, Dadastan Archipelago, Federation of Galicia and Lodomeria, Fredericksborg, Racoda, Cinnibar, Eylstadt Izetta, Ponantine, Catopia2, Esplandia, Avemterra, Diodone, Felpolandia, Drusselstein, Changjo, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, The Iron Lions, Elgaland-Vargaland, Loli County, Ozstan, Nothru Lerple, Altamonte, PotatoFarmers, Clan Spaniel, Angshire, United Kahndaq, Kranostav, Yukti, Germanic Araya, Pazair, Neworva, Phoeba, Seenvorland, Viridiann, Dabarastan, Zyvetskistaahn, United Anglo-America, Parmovand, Daymonskinner, Eravonia, Ravendi, and Huks Gares.

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