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The People's Republic of Ferte

“est. Aug 2017”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Excessive
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: 10000 Islands

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Ferte

Population10.85 billion

CapitalVillalobos
Faithnonexistent

CurrencyGold
AnimalWolf

The People's Republic of Ferte is a gargantuan, cultured nation, renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, museums and concert halls, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, democratic population of 10.85 billion Ferteans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Villalobos. The average income tax rate is 94.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Fertean economy, worth a remarkable 1,220 trillion Golds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 112,455 Golds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

International humanitarian organisations are applauding the government for ending the death penalty, psychiatrists bizarrely accompany Leader to meetings with foreign heads of state, morality classes are compulsory for all school students, and foreign leaders with unpaid parking tickets are often refused entry. Crime is totally unknown. Ferte's national animal is the Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is nonexistent.

Ferte is ranked 11,464th in the world and 135th in 10000 Islands for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 7,250.25 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

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Most Influential: 314thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,219thBest Weather: 1,620thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,942ndMost Advanced Public Education: 2,092ndLargest Welfare Programs: 2,636thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,722ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,734thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,819thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,390thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,927thMost Developed: 6,215thRudest Citizens: 7,432ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,556thHighest Food Quality: 7,874thMost Inclusive: 7,992ndSmartest Citizens: 8,792ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,808thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,291stLargest Governments: 9,739thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,419thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,464thMost Stationary: 11,590thMost Cultured: 12,348thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,314thMost Secular: 13,466thTop
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Nicest Citizens: 14,449thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,341stLargest Publishing Industry: 16,396thHighest Economic Output: 17,322ndMost Efficient Economies: 18,505thMost Compassionate Citizens: 19,443rdHealthiest Citizens: 19,637thMost Income Equality: 22,820thMost Pacifist: 23,026thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 26,877th
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 18th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 24th in the regionBest Weather: 35th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 43rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 45th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 46th in the regionMost Influential: 51st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 54th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 71st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 91st in the regionMost Stationary: 97th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 100th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 101st in the regionNudest: 118th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 121st in the regionMost Developed: 124th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 132nd in the regionMost Extreme: 134th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 135th in the region

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