|Category: Psychotic Dictatorship|
Regional Influence: Apprentice
Location: Middle Earth
The Natural Union of Fringillidae is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Carduelinae with an iron fist, and renowned for its avowedly heterosexual populace, avant-garde cinema, and hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.43 billion Fringillidaeans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."
The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Spirituality, and Administration are also considered important, while Welfare and Education aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pyrrhula. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 86.0%.
The strong Fringillidaean economy, worth 864 trillion finches a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Beef-Based Agriculture. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 159,239 finches, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 506,388 per year while the poor average 38,126, a ratio of 13.3 to 1.
Skyscrapers get built in just days, cremation is compulsory for the deceased, bands of adventurers rove the countryside searching for monsters, and six-year-old children playing dress-up are viewed with suspicion. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Fringillidae's national animal is the chaffinch, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Fringilla.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Fringillidae, six-year-old children playing dress-up are viewed with suspicion.
- : Following new legislation in Fringillidae, bands of adventurers rove the countryside searching for monsters.
- : Following new legislation in Fringillidae, cremation is compulsory for the deceased.
- : Following new legislation in Fringillidae, skyscrapers get built in just days.
- : Following new legislation in Fringillidae, cute fluffy little Carduelinaes are increasingly popular exotic pets.
- : Fringillidae was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
- : Fringillidae was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
- : Fringillidae resigned from the World Assembly.
- : Fringillidae was endorsed by The Protectorate of Cards of Eagles 4.
- : Fringillidae was endorsed by The Most Serene Republic of Free Las Ponis.