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The Republic of Firestorm 98

“The hardest choices require the strongest wills”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: The Geometric Equanimity TGE


Firestorm 98

Population14.523 billion



The Republic of Firestorm 98 is a gargantuan, safe nation, renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, smutty television, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, devout population of 14.523 billion blaze 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Infernus. The average income tax rate is 81.0%.

The all-consuming volcanic economy, worth a remarkable 1,662 trillion obsidians a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 114,445 obsidians, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.2 times as much as the poorest.

Large areas of Firestorm 98 are not accessible by the public, the might of the nation's air force has been deployed against people with sticks in boats, expensive show trials reveal the harshness of the nation's justice system, and criminals rejoice in the streets as the entire police force is sent away on a training retreat. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Firestorm 98's national animal is the phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Firestorm 98 is ranked 190,548th in the world and 5th in The Geometric Equanimity TGE for Most Extreme, scoring 3.65 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,411thMost Devout: 8,621stMost Rebellious Youth: 9,242ndHighest Economic Output: 9,289thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,507thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 12,029thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,422ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,250thLargest Populations: 14,234thLargest Governments: 14,644thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,509thMost Average: 18,577thMost Compassionate Citizens: 19,562ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,830th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Firestorm 98 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Firestorm 98 changed its national animal to "phoenix", its demonym to "blaze", and its demonym plural to "blaze".
  • : Firestorm 98 changed its national animal to "Phoenix", its capital to "Infernus", its currency to "obsidian", its demonym to "Blaze", its demonym adjective to "volcanic", its demonym plural to "Blaze", and its nation type to "Republic".
  • : Firestorm 98 changed its national motto to "The hardest choices require the strongest wills".
  • : Firestorm 98 created a custom banner.
  • : Firestorm 98 created a custom banner.
  • : Firestorm 98 created a custom banner.
  • : Firestorm 98 created a custom banner.
  • : Firestorm 98 created a custom banner.
  • : Firestorm 98 altered its national flag.


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