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The Armed Republic of Fickastan

“We hold our rights and protect them with guns”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific



Population2.296 billion

LeaderJohn Thompson


The Armed Republic of Fickastan is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by John Thompson with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 2.296 billion Fickastanians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fickastania. The average income tax rate is 45.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Fickastanian economy, worth 216 trillion Fickalmarks a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 94,341 Fickalmarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Employers are finding it hard to screen candidates now that everyone gets A grades in their exams, weapons produced by newly nationalized armaments factories have been found to contain sawdust instead of gunpowder, pocket dialling is a criminal offence, and scientists recently cloned the long-extinct feather-bellied Chicken. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Fickastan's national animal is the Chicken, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Fickastan is ranked 48,910th in the world and 2,070th in The North Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 3,825.4 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,418thTop
Most Influential: 3,368thLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,470thMost Armed: 8,813thLargest Retail Industry: 10,139thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,637thTop
Best Weather: 17,299thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,436thMost Rebellious Youth: 19,694thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21,596thMost Cultured: 22,289thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 22,375thHighest Poor Incomes: 22,734thHealthiest Citizens: 24,083rd
Most Armed: 330th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 336th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 541st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 719th in the regionRudest Citizens: 785th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 878th in the regionBest Weather: 954th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 961st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 967th in the regionMost Influential: 970th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Fickastan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Fickastan, scientists recently cloned the long-extinct feather-bellied Chicken.
  • : Following new legislation in Fickastan, pocket dialling is a criminal offence.
  • : Following new legislation in Fickastan, weapons produced by newly nationalized armaments factories have been found to contain sawdust instead of gunpowder.
  • : Following new legislation in Fickastan, employers are finding it hard to screen candidates now that everyone gets A grades in their exams.
  • : Following new legislation in Fickastan, anti-government web sites are springing up.
  • : Following new legislation in Fickastan, blue sky thinkers are reminded that the firmament is actually more of a grey-ish colour.
  • : Following new legislation in Fickastan, muscular women are banned from competing in sporting competitions.
  • : Fickastan was endorsed by The Fеdеral Rеpublic of Seanat.
  • : Fickastan was endorsed by The Federation of Defense For The World Assembly.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 158 » Dar es Saalam, Corfad, The Rhein States, Bankowiata, Guer Aike, Religioncord, Interdimensional Zone, Orado, Hamerica, Hardscrabble, Sundred, Territorio di Nessuno, Siwale, Venicea, Shibutani, Former English Colony, Koda-Land, Aerilia, Lulubellia, Crusadam, Brucklania, Yaorozu, Empy, Cretox State, Newpromisedland, New Lakemba, Omnistria, Kazoo Basin, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Republica Guilleana, Kragsgale, Pytong, PotatoFarmers, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Ethnon, Great Bights Mum, Loutsland, Kocherian, Finchin, Dreadton, Selfgradatude, Notyoutopia, Outer Shenendoah, Zzozona, Navsland, Democratic HomeLand, The Tampa Bay Rays, Sikol, Frances Francis the First of France, North Bratislava, and 108 others.Valentine Z, Pallaith, Heilhum Imperius, El Fiji Grande, Draconian Progression, Kranostav, Joodey, Fauzjhia, Ozstan, Merconitonitopia, Xipher, Chips and Guac, Wilkshire, Andexia, 1 very fast endotarter, The Stratosphere Islands, Highton Islands, Dabarastan, Holy Oranz, Sunto, U S Eh, Pasargad, The Iron Lions, Shadowrik, Maclare, Imperial Pieserged, Wineclaw, The Pantheons, WeKnow, Leewood, Votak Matim, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Sevinland, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Libertania Democratica, Ellbonnia, The Serdey Islands, Odelinor, Slyakanya, Yokciq Empire, Innocentic, Sil Dorsett, Strongwill, The Pleiads, Ravendi, Nodnarb, Yellops, Godwanna, Daiz, The Jerichowan Country, Hewani, Climeria, Seijitsu, Colfes, Intion North, Blyskalia, Port Naga, Darkmondoria, Svenskskit, Galbadiana, Bharathvarsh, Illusia and Neverendia, Hyphen, Xentherida, Runeda, Maratabat, Planes, Madjack, His Enduring Majesty, The Mazur Empire, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Sachi, Star Kingdom, McMasterdonia, Moubarakistan, Glurponia, Gondwanaia, Que Lukustinardon, Vesteysia, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Barabolia, Zemnaya Svoboda, Maott, Svenskan, Figyjharli, Dangine, Questann, Lol2639, Kromi, Xagill, Super Girl, BTProductions, Travislavania, Clan Spaniel, Alexander the Magnus, Uzbek Khan, Aryan Homeland, Xyrron, Steampunk Ariel, Siforpeo, Mon Island, Tyirza, Siberian Workforce, Centrialand, Tsandonown, Defense For The World Assembly, and Seanat.

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