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The Federal Republic of Farverlag

“Strength Through Freedom”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: the South Pacific

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Farverlag

Population916 million

CapitalRagburg
LeaderHansie Windoek

Currencykrona
Animalhorse

The Federal Republic of Farverlag is a huge, safe nation, ruled by Hansie Windoek with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, public floggings, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic population of 916 million Farverlagers love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ragburg. The average income tax rate is 70.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Farverlager economy, worth 56.8 trillion kronor a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Trout Farming. Average income is 62,041 kronor, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's generous tax credits have brought all the film studios to the yard, primetime re-runs of The Black and White Minstrel Show are a critical hit, it is illegal to have the wrong clock time showing on your microwave oven, and birth rates have hit an all-time low. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Farverlag's national animal is the horse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Farverlag is ranked 19,333rd in the world and 545th in the South Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 7,273.11 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,603rdMost Influential: 4,242ndSafest: 8,204thMost Pacifist: 8,255thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,700thLeast Corrupt Governments: 11,115thNicest Citizens: 13,477thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,589thMost Inclusive: 15,167thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,328th
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 275th in the regionSafest: 277th in the regionMost Pacifist: 302nd in the regionTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 429th in the regionMost Influential: 438th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 444th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 444th in the regionNicest Citizens: 451st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 472nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 522nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 545th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 558th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 651st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 668th in the regionBest Weather: 680th in the region

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