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The Greater Antarctic Empire of Florin

“Nation to be one”

Category: Authoritarian Democracy
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: the Rejected Realms

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Florin

Population4.989 billion

CapitalSirius

CurrencyAntarctic Dollar
AnimalPenguin

The Greater Antarctic Empire of Florin is a massive, safe nation, renowned for its public floggings, compulsory military service, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 4.989 billion Florinese are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Law & Order, and Administration also on the agenda, while International Aid and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sirius. The average income tax rate is 95.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Florinian economy, worth a remarkable 1,137 trillion Antarctic Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. Average income is an amazing 228,076 Antarctic Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Brancaland has gifted over nine thousand putrid moose carcasses to Florin as a reminder of their "special relationship", small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome, failed genetic experiments wreak havoc as they roam the countryside, and one tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Florin's national animal is the Penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Florin is ranked 216,845th in the world and 6,311th in the Rejected Realms for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -426.76 on the Hayek Index.

Top
1%
Highest Poor Incomes: 1,323rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,438thHealthiest Citizens: 1,493rdLowest Crime Rates: 1,559thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,666thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,857thTop
5%
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,333rdSmartest Citizens: 2,660thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,775thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,821stMost Influential: 2,855thSafest: 2,894thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,920thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,213thLargest Governments: 3,287thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,427thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,848thBest Weather: 4,126thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,359thHighest Average Incomes: 4,387thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,447thMost Efficient Economies: 4,454thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,876thMost Cultured: 7,258thMost Secular: 7,913thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,034thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,806thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,969thTop
10%
Most Advanced Public Education: 12,408thMost Developed: 12,679thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,940thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,107thMost Income Equality: 14,499thHighest Economic Output: 14,912thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,825thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 21,997th
Top
1%
Most Influential: 13th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 39th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 44th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 47th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 49th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 53rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 53rd in the regionTop
5%
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 65th in the regionSafest: 65th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 69th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 70th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 74th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 84th in the regionLargest Governments: 89th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 98th in the regionBest Weather: 105th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 107th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 118th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 119th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 130th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 142nd in the regionMost Cultured: 169th in the regionMost Secular: 251st in the regionMost Developed: 264th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 279th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 294th in the regionTop
10%
Highest Economic Output: 341st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 341st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 353rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 375th in the regionMost Income Equality: 401st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 410th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 445th in the regionMost Stationary: 478th in the regionRudest Citizens: 513th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 546th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 592nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Florin voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Ever-Wandering Souls".
  • : Following new legislation in Florin, one tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber.
  • : Following new legislation in Florin, failed genetic experiments wreak havoc as they roam the countryside.
  • : Following new legislation in Florin, small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome.
  • : Following new legislation in Florin, Brancaland has gifted over nine thousand putrid moose carcasses to Florin as a reminder of their "special relationship".
  • : Florin was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare and the Top 10% for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • : Florin voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Pedagogical Freedom".
  • : Florin voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Pedagogical Freedom".
  • : Following new legislation in Florin, kids are arrested at gunpoint for playing with toy rifles.
  • : Following new legislation in Florin, male cubicle workers stand up every time a woman enters the room.

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