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The Benevolent Kingdom of Fendlium

“Fortis In Arduis”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Fendlium

Population1.238 billion

CapitalInvercauld
LeaderKing William III
FaithFendlican Protestantism

CurrencyFendlian Dollar
AnimalScottish Wild Boar

The Benevolent Kingdom of Fendlium is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by King William III with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, public floggings, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 1.238 billion Fendlians 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Administration are also considered important, while International Aid receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Invercauld. The average income tax rate is 77.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Fendlian economy, worth 161 trillion Fendlian Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 130,436 Fendlian Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.2 times as much as the poorest.

Life expectancies inside correctional facilities vastly exceed the national average, war criminals are given full state funerals, most of the nation's wealthy aristocrats are dentists, and vacationing Fendlians expect to be treated as royalty. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Fendlium's national animal is the Scottish Wild Boar, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Fendlican Protestantism.

Fendlium is ranked 138,342nd in the world and 6,531st in The North Pacific for Nudest, with 27.75 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

Top
1%
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 773rdMost Primitive: 1,425thTop
5%
Most Influential: 1,650thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,760thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,879thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,203rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,425thMost Devout: 4,263rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,037thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,778thTop
10%
Lowest Crime Rates: 8,588thMost Conservative: 8,719thMost Authoritarian: 9,552ndMost Subsidized Industry: 9,858thMost Efficient Economies: 11,077thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,228thHealthiest Citizens: 11,986thMost Cultured: 12,264thLargest Governments: 13,357thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,527thLargest Mining Sector: 14,842nd
Top
1%
Most Primitive: 63rd in the regionTop
5%
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 113th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 119th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 123rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 131st in the regionMost Devout: 173rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 191st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 264th in the regionTop
10%
Lowest Crime Rates: 441st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 447th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 490th in the regionMost Conservative: 494th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 535th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 538th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 575th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 604th in the regionMost Cultured: 628th in the regionMost Influential: 643rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 653rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 656th in the regionLargest Governments: 657th in the regionLargest Black Market: 711th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Fendlium was endorsed by The Federation of Lanterkint.
  • : Following new legislation in Fendlium, vacationing Fendlians expect to be treated as royalty.
  • : Following new legislation in Fendlium, most of the nation's wealthy aristocrats are dentists.
  • : Following new legislation in Fendlium, war criminals are given full state funerals.
  • : Following new legislation in Fendlium, life expectancies inside correctional facilities vastly exceed the national average.
  • : Following new legislation in Fendlium, children need to wear helmets and safety harnesses before mounting a carousel horse.
  • : Fendlium was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Primitive.
  • : Fendlium was endorsed by The United States of Boylstinian.
  • : Following new legislation in Fendlium, community-designed sword prostheses are becoming dangerously common.
  • : Following new legislation in Fendlium, Fendlian companies generally just fire employees in lieu of giving them vacation.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 175 » Corfad, Territorio di Nessuno, Alunya, Shibutani, Joodey, Sundred, General COE, Shin-Hachioji, El Fiji Grande, The Rhein States, Yaorozu, Buckerino, Tappan Hills, The Iron Lions, Great Bights Mum, Ostrinios, Omnistria, PlanetPunk, Malta Comino Gozo, Kwaj, Dar es Saalam, North Bratislava, Koda-Land, Newpromisedland, Dreadton, Lunallian, Napnomadia, Notyoutopia, Egalico, United Draconia, Sinelona, Pallaith, Q w e r t y, Elder Realms, Federation Terra Australis, Spartoptia, Sunto, Cloydicia, Ara Antrizuls, Beladev, Shadowrik, Black Templares, Ozstan, Guer Aike, Wilkshire, Atheenos, Arimbia, Maott, Sea Ghost, Kasazzastan, and 125 others.Acrabinnia, New Bremerton, Ninjak30, Sheldanada, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Solmetria, Ainsworth, Torakuen, Sil Dorsett, Pasargad, Selfgradatude, Frances Francis the First of France, Holy Oranz, Guslantis, The United States of Romania, Niradans, New Pruessen, Ethnon, Saturns Edge, Novare Res, Steraz, Ibiscaton, Union of Austria-Hungary, Zemnaya Svoboda, Norostilors, Siwale, Misuvelia, Amauri, Plangainer, Jasminlandia, Steampunk Ariel, Trillius, Yugobatania, Moisus, The Syca, The Pantheons, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Auquatania, Warsaw-Halicz, Fayyayid, Xandarnia, Unimaginable Doom, Marijuana Haven, Kyrianian, Esplandia, ZimRobwe, Tianqing, Karazan, Alice Gardens, Calamazo, Orado, Kubrostavsria, Astronomical, Revolutionary Sealand, New Phyrreus, Haor Chall, Ejhsa, Victoriaans Nederlands, Diodone, Amerian States, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, The Kyziban Islands, Valhalla123, Rkainjel, Liberum Mundi, Apetopia, Lomjia, Tamgu, Aratani, Jefffliu, Bananoonza, Vraji, 1 very fast endotarter, Yummy Blubber, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Moubarakistan, Votak Matim, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Castle Federation, Miruma, Noahs Second Country, Vincone Cae, Former English Colony, Rynion, Helia Geopes, North Altatude, Test for a new hope, Loutsland, Conservadoria, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Hileville, The Black Cathedral, Loli County, Justanistan, Eriadni, Xentherida, Constantinolia, Makersaulache, Astrind, Wineclaw, Glurponia, Zumlandia, Kobagia, Debussy, SORT, Xzavia-Hjar, Bearical, Sockmanland, Lanorth, Utopicican, Penrith, Cuyan, Runeda, Alsace and Lorraine United, Daiz, Pauliestien, Princely Irbis, Lindsaystan, Zeternia, Zokk, The Tampa Bay Rays, Wisconsota, Juggernautilus, and Lanterkint.

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