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The Commonwealth of Fasire

“Keep Moving Forward”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Reasonable
Political Freedoms:
Good

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: the South Pacific

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Fasire

Population543 million

CapitalFasiropolis

Currencypeso
Animalkangaroo

The Commonwealth of Fasire is a huge, genial nation, remarkable for its irreverence towards religion, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 543 million Fasireans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fasiropolis. The average income tax rate is 65.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Fasirean economy, worth 21.0 trillion pesos 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 led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports, Basket Weaving, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 38,724 pesos, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Occam's razor has sliced to pieces any childhood belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, maximum security fish farms leave caged salmon pining for the fjords, census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate, and the Betamax versus VHS debate continues to rage strongly in Fasire. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Fasire's national animal is the kangaroo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Fasire is ranked 156,361st in the world and 6,339th in the South Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring -84 on the Rand Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,836thMost Influential: 6,066thTop
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Most Pacifist: 8,934thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,341stSafest: 10,737thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12,410thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,941stMost Income Equality: 14,267thNicest Citizens: 14,321st
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 256th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 283rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 331st in the regionTop
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Safest: 395th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 436th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 489th in the regionNicest Citizens: 492nd in the regionMost Influential: 524th in the regionMost Income Equality: 595th in the regionMost Inclusive: 615th in the region

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