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The Universal empire of Farno

“Farno is best country canít change my mind” Emperor Luther Luice XVIII

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: 10000 Islands



Population1.819 billion

CapitalNew Gerion
LeaderEmperor Luther Luice XVIII

AnimalFarnoan White Owl

The Universal empire of Farno is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Emperor Luther Luice XVIII with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, ubiquitous missile silos, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.819 billion Farnoans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Gerion. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 72.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Farnoan economy, worth 274 trillion Aks a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 151,105 Aks, with the richest citizens earning 7.1 times as much as the poorest.

Wigged-out hunters report playing croquet with the Queen of Hearts, love means always having to say you're sorry, jaywalking is punishable by public flogging, and fiscal policy hawks decry the sizable "panem et circenses" fund added to the public budget. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Farno's national animal is the Farnoan White Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Zeinthisum.

Farno is ranked 248,656th in the world and 1,332nd in 10000 Islands for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -7.14 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,744thTop
Most Patriotic: 3,652ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,783rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,734thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,872ndMost Influential: 5,380thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,770thMost Devout: 6,818thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,879thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,153rdMost Corrupt Governments: 9,300thLargest Agricultural Sector: 11,367thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,468thTop
Largest Mining Sector: 14,234thLowest Crime Rates: 14,800thHighest Average Incomes: 15,343rdLargest Governments: 16,578thLargest Black Market: 18,387thMost Authoritarian: 19,704thMost Efficient Economies: 20,234thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,806thMost Scientifically Advanced: 21,421stMost Subsidized Industry: 22,439thMost Conservative: 23,127thHealthiest Citizens: 23,242ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 26,309thLargest Information Technology Sector: 26,583rd
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 21st in the regionMost Patriotic: 40th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 45th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 53rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 54th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 70th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 72nd in the regionTop
Most Devout: 73rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 85th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 97th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 101st in the regionMost Conservative: 102nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 106th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 111th in the regionLargest Black Market: 120th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 138th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Farno was endorsed by The Hermit Kingdom of Iron Soviet.
  • : Farno voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Realm of the Whispering Winds".
  • : Farno was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Farno was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Farno was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Farno voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Elysium Station II".
  • : Farno voted against the World Assembly Resolution "The Commission on Sentient and sapient rights".
  • : Farno voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Northern Borland".
  • : Farno voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Sexual Predator Registry Act".
  • : Farno voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Removal of Space Debris".