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The Nation of Fauxia

“Nah” Me

Category: New York Times Democracy
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Location: the Rejected Realms



Population7.9 billion



The Nation of Fauxia is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Me with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, complete lack of prisons, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 7.9 billion Fauxians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arcadia. The average income tax rate is 94.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Fauxian economy, worth a remarkable 1,609 trillion bribes a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 203,716 bribes, with the richest citizens earning 5.9 times as much as the poorest.

Torture is illegal, the nation's infamous boot camp is more brutal than most battlefields, excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside, and bruised children are made to thank their bullies for the valuable life lessons. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Fauxia's national animal is the wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Zyonnism.

Fauxia is ranked 100,344th in the world and 2,850th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 1,601.94 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 133rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,993rdTop
Most Efficient Economies: 2,312thMost Devout: 2,738thRudest Citizens: 3,376thLargest Retail Industry: 3,630thLargest Governments: 3,969thMost Developed: 4,090thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,149thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,185thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,415thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,446thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,503rdSmartest Citizens: 4,587thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,640thLowest Crime Rates: 4,641stBest Weather: 5,093rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,116thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,428thHighest Average Incomes: 5,933rdMost Corrupt Governments: 6,202ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,317thHealthiest Citizens: 6,389thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,578thMost Cultured: 6,682ndMost Advanced Public Education: 6,947thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,017thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,049thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,991stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,149thNicest Citizens: 9,520thMost Influential: 9,548thHighest Economic Output: 9,803rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,023rdTop
Most Inclusive: 11,437thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,650thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,375thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,060thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,269thMost Stationary: 16,488thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,484th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 53rd in the regionMost Devout: 58th in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 76th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 91st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 97th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 98th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 103rd in the regionMost Developed: 103rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 103rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 106th in the regionLargest Governments: 108th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 122nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 124th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 126th in the regionBest Weather: 135th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 139th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 142nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 151st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 151st in the regionMost Influential: 152nd in the regionMost Stationary: 154th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 161st in the regionMost Cultured: 162nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 164th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 166th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 176th in the regionNicest Citizens: 178th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 181st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 216th in the regionMost Inclusive: 225th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 238th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 240th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 272nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 279th in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 315th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 322nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 375th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 462nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 465th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 468th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Fauxia, bruised children are made to thank their bullies for the valuable life lessons.
  • : Following new legislation in Fauxia, excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside.
  • : Following new legislation in Fauxia, the nation's infamous boot camp is more brutal than most battlefields.
  • : Following new legislation in Fauxia, torture is illegal.
  • : Fauxia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Fauxia, city rooftops are pockmarked with the shattered remains of high velocity delivery drones.
  • : Following new legislation in Fauxia, the nation leads the Rejected Realms for unlikely accidents and truffle consumption.
  • : Following new legislation in Fauxia, the regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb.
  • : Following new legislation in Fauxia, there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt.
  • : Following new legislation in Fauxia, ambitious "businessmen" use their children to sell and advertise their products.


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