“Worship the Night”
|Category: Corrupt Dictatorship|
Regional Influence: Shoeshiner
Location: the South Pacific
The Free Land of Fristed is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Mr White with an iron fist, and notable for its ban on automobiles, frequent executions, and exploding hoverboards. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.179 billion Fristens are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.
The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nyallison. The average income tax rate is 63.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The strong Fristean economy, worth 91.4 trillion crystals 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, Information Technology, Retail, and Trout Farming. 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 77,512 crystals, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
The letters L, G, and B must never be grouped together, one-word headlines are the norm in Fristean newspapers, a division of tanks navigating "as the crow flies" has driven into a ravine, and Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume. Crime is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Fristed's national animal is the polar bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Fristed was endorsed by The Federal Republic of West Carlisten.
- : Fristed was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of Mapico.
- : Fristed was endorsed by The Zombiefied Republic of Qawe.
- : Fristed was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Phanama.
- : Fristed's influence in The South Pacific rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
- : Fristed was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Ignorant Citizens.
- : Fristed was endorsed by The All Inclusive Love and Pride of Jehenna.
- : Fristed endorsed The Federation of The Tecorogan Federation.
- : Fristed endorsed The Owlish LC of Aidenfieeld.
- : Following new legislation in Fristed, Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume.
Endorsements Received: 59 » Quiescent, Barabarom, Saciu, Tsunamy, Pays de Loire, Wehraboos, Anachronolandia, Xandev, Agalaesia, Aidenfieeld, Hanguk-Nippon, Land Without Shrimp, The Filippinas, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Academy of Umbrellas, Amerion, Wild Space, Kringalia, Aumeltopia, Farengeto, Volaworand, The Solar System Scope, Great Africans, Negoshi, Rabbitz, Beepee, PenguinPies, Dasko, North Prarie, Ariankido, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Qvait, Luddinlande, Erinor, Aurcania, Imperial Duck, Tsvetania, World United, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, State of Iowa, New Briantown, Churumduul, Sedunn, Abarri, Concrete Slab, Empa Aserium, Spearos, Marinho Islands, Gecetesse, Paranoia, and 9 others.The Tecorogan Federation, Benstralis, Romanus Terrae, Direwolf1, Jehenna, Phanama, Qawe, Mapico, and West Carlisten.