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The Republic of Furrelia


Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Duckspeaker

Location: The Trunk of a Pontiac Tempest



Population8.616 billion


The Republic of Furrelia is a colossal, orderly nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, irreverence towards religion, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 8.616 billion Furrelians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The relatively small, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.9%.

The thriving Furrelian economy, worth 577 trillion shillings a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Uranium Mining, and Book Publishing. Average income is 66,979 shillings, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 214,142 per year while the poor average 15,911, a ratio of 13.5 to 1.

Surrealist houses shaped like mushrooms and volcanoes dominate the wealthiest neighborhoods, voting is voluntary, sex changes are routinely performed at Furrelia's hospitals, and a The Trunk of a Pontiac Tempest Tourist Association survey has rated Furrelia #1 for number twos. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low, thanks to a well-funded police force. Furrelia's national animal is the goldfish, which can occasionally be seen avoiding garbage in the nation's murky oceans.

Furrelia is ranked 164,818th in the world and 36th in The Trunk of a Pontiac Tempest for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 9.88 Effective Tax Rate.

Most Pro-Market: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the region

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