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The Socialist Republic of Furstia

“Proletarios de todas las tierras, únanse!”

Category: Authoritarian Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Instigator

Location: Geopolity

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Furstia

Population10.717 billion

CapitalPuerto Deseado
LeaderPresident Rafael Ilario

CurrencyLiga
AnimalAfrican Bush Elephant

The Socialist Republic of Furstia is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by President Rafael Ilario with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 10.717 billion Furstians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Puerto Deseado. The average income tax rate is 94.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Furstian economy, worth a remarkable 1,139 trillion Ligas 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 mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Cheese Exports. Average income is an impressive 106,340 Ligas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Invasive species are hunted by the gendarmerie, children are sent to either religious or secular schools, family isn't who you're born with but who you abandon in foreign countries, and Furstia's leader goes out to lunch surrounded by large men in dark glasses. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Furstia's national animal is the African Bush Elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Furstia is ranked 103,355th in the world and 46th in Geopolity for Most Politically Free, scoring 42.48 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Most Influential: 2,108thBest Weather: 2,664thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,958thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,115thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,252ndHealthiest Citizens: 4,021stMost Beautiful Environments: 4,091stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,370thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,763rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,900thLowest Crime Rates: 4,994thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,212thMost Stationary: 6,219thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,750thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,761stTop
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Largest Governments: 8,011thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,253rdMost Developed: 8,296thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,513thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,923rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,583rdSmartest Citizens: 12,087thHighest Economic Output: 12,262ndSafest: 12,679thMost Income Equality: 13,224th
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 6th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 5 » Orange-Bourgogne, Infiny, Russoslava, The Levantine People, and Western Afrika.

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