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The Socialist Republic of Folenz

“I am destined to lead my children to a brighter future” Comrade Catullus Industrius

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population5.528 billion

CapitalUrbs Magnus et Pulcher
LeaderComrade Catullus Industrius
Faithsocialist realism


The Socialist Republic of Folenz is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Comrade Catullus Industrius with an iron fist, and renowned for its fear of technology, ubiquitous missile silos, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 5.528 billion Folenzians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Urbs Magnus et Pulcher. The average income tax rate is 98.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Folenzian economy, worth 692 trillion dinars 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 led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an impressive 125,186 dinars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.4 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits, there's no representation without taxation, three-year-olds have tantrums because they don't want to be drainage technicians when they grow up, and prison reforms have replaced communal luaus with communal loos. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Folenz's national animal is the Dachshund, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is socialist realism.

Folenz is ranked 47,520th in the world and 1,619th in The North Pacific for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 220,009 Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 269thMost Advanced Public Education: 777thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,269thMost Secular: 1,340thMost Influential: 1,556thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,920thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,114thBest Weather: 2,221stTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,952ndMost Cultured: 3,566thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,580thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,673rdMost Developed: 3,945thLowest Crime Rates: 4,128thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,148thHealthiest Citizens: 4,225thLargest Governments: 4,791stMost Corrupt Governments: 7,386thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,453rdMost Subsidized Industry: 8,288thSmartest Citizens: 10,350thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,341stTop
Most Efficient Economies: 12,280thMost Conservative: 12,976thMost Authoritarian: 13,332ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,557thMost Pacifist: 16,856thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,210thHighest Average Incomes: 21,606th
Most Advanced Public Education: 38th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 60th in the regionMost Secular: 80th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 96th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 112th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 138th in the regionBest Weather: 148th in the regionMost Cultured: 187th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 206th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 213th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 217th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 224th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 248th in the regionMost Developed: 249th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 259th in the regionLargest Governments: 260th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 303rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 354th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 440th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 461st in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 561st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 563rd in the regionMost Conservative: 602nd in the regionMost Influential: 643rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 650th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 868th in the regionMost Pacifist: 933rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, prison reforms have replaced communal luaus with communal loos.
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, three-year-olds have tantrums because they don't want to be drainage technicians when they grow up.
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, there's no representation without taxation.
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits.
  • : Folenz published "Folenz going through radical changes with new adventures of Catullus" (Bulletin: News).
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, newly-privatized lumberjacks are clearcutting the forest to meet demand.
  • : Folenz was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, Folenzians wonder "if a tree falls in the woods with no credible witnesses, who wants to know?".
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry.
  • : Folenz endorsed The Holy Conservative Empire of The Republic of Free Peoples.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 370 » Republica Guilleana, Ethnon, North Bratislava, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Ellbonnia, Climeria, Notyoutopia, Valentine Z, Orado, The Rhein States, 1 very fast endotarter, Crusadam, Hamerica, Corfad, Zzozona, Koda-Land, Nuronte, Galbadiana, Newpromisedland, Yaorozu, Territorio di Nessuno, Aerilia, Shibutani, Votak Matim, Hardscrabble, Siwale, Lulubellia, Guer Aike, Kranostav, Empy, Former English Colony, Bankowiata, New Lakemba, Slyakanya, Great Bights Mum, Sundred, Venicea, Pytong, Dreadton, Kazoo Basin, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Interdimensional Zone, WeKnow, Runeda, Loutsland, Wineclaw, Odelinor, Selfgradatude, Holy Oranz, Hewani, and 320 others.The Tampa Bay Rays, Kragsgale, Dar es Saalam, The Iron Lions, Blyskalia, Darkmondoria, Frances Francis the First of France, Sunto, Colfes, Omnistria, Godwanna, Sevinland, Svenskskit, The Pantheons, Cretox State, Libertania Democratica, Nodnarb, The Serdey Islands, Bharathvarsh, Illusia and Neverendia, Andexia, Sikol, Moneyflows, Yokciq Empire, Port Naga, Xagill, Pallaith, Joodey, Xentherida, Heilhum Imperius, Star Kingdom, Sil Dorsett, Dabarastan, Planes, Imperial Pieserged, El Fiji Grande, Zyvetskistaahn, Super Girl, Madjack, Draconian Progression, East Akra, His Enduring Majesty, Pasargad, Shadowrik, Ravendi, The Mazur Empire, Simone Republic, Sachi, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Wilkshire, Daiz, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Strongwill, McMasterdonia, Xipher, Moubarakistan, Yukti, Walter Jackson, Chips and Guac, Necromonia, Joevala, Kingdom of KHATTAB, Barabolia, Pleroma Sans Romans, Glurponia, Vesteysia, Azzarel, High Albania, The Endless Eventide, Malta Comino Gozo, Solcius, Dicko, Soviet Terran, Tachycardia, Northern Socialist Council Republics, SORT, The Bureaucratic Territories, Detrivania, Solmetria, Keurig Machines, Lorigia, Phoronu, The Austro Germanic Union, Lemonbiscuits, Advancia-Sizzletown, Amblegreserland, Muqatil, Dopeland420, Animu Place, The Canadian Peoples Republic, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, The Gamer Party, Zemnaya Svoboda, Gafflebag, Clan Spaniel, Travislavania, Dacian Freelands, Nova Arcania, Kyruev, Viviser, Quentiam Viventem, Zabacuz, Free Salvation, Chukstik Illahi, Kwaj, Arimbia, Wisconsota, United States of Medford, Pradovnia, Unsophisticate, Wooleystan, Manticore utopia, Higher Cascadia, Central Ryal, Zokk, David Davidson, Amestris-Britannia, Liminyj, Nordic-British Union, Pokemanland, Colonies of Free Temeria, Anungu, Brsil, Testnation223, The Windmilluminati, Cloydicia, Vesuva, Dakota Territories, Pizzerelia, BrightFutures, Cartures, LostLegion, West Zebrupco Bageropirex, Partax, Figyjharli, Brucklania, Panama Coalition, Navorden, Desvios, Miamington, Seijitsu, Ocharckia, Maott, Tvers, Singamadri, New Celoveniortan, New Bedre, R libanon, Intion North, Vyata Temor, Wapistan, KhalChicken, Western Vapia, The Real Ram Ranch, Seenvorland, Alqulonde, Altivia, Northern Hark Eis Supond, Daerlan, Potatolandium, Sanjurika, Garnet Liberty, Eastern Cous Empria, Cowbridge, Canineia, Gendirt, New Michag, Fran Advar, Vene Gra, Dangine, Hells Ninth Circle, Frieszia, Nistriabar, Russian Peoples Union, Kevarese, Fascist Democracy, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Cinnibar, Trumpski, Zipties, Becaner, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Free Atlantis, Erisoria, A Ordem do Caos, Neo Madras, Ice and Tinian, Solimun, Cereskia, The Ultimate Republic, Svenskan, Rainengrad, RepublicCity, Chadinton, The Sansvich, Unshleepd, Hepek, Northwest Zedonia, Zemper Macro, Lol2639, TJUN-ia, Nationeer, Siforpeo, Aidiarnia, Kromi, Communist Lukania, Ibarkla, Shotokonia, Esplandia, Atlunartemis, Salish-Cascadia, Kristiona, Ergazomenoi, Centrialand, Samoreubia, Mon Island, Zimmerdachen, Socialist People of Redondo Mundo, Landfinia, Ramiru, Paul Pasch, The Bikini Bottom Republic, West Maninjau, Humptalumpta, Austrian Confederacy, Tyirza, Wellandy, DIMAnism, Cinea, Lucedeia, Obelias, Laurendon, Harmonypine, Drutopia Insomnia, Old Emporia, Morgul, Gambierland, Xyrron, Tringapore, BTProductions, The Kingdom of 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