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The Socialist Republic of Furstia

“Proletarios de todas las tierras, únanse!”

Category: Democratic Socialists
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Regional Influence: Dealmaker

Location: Geopolity



Population12.662 billion

CapitalPuerto Deseado
LeaderPresident Rafael Ilario

AnimalAfrican Bush Elephant

The Socialist Republic of Furstia is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Rafael Ilario with an even hand, and remarkable for its triple-decker prams, frequent executions, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 12.662 billion Furstians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Puerto Deseado. The average income tax rate is 95.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Furstian economy, worth a remarkable 1,351 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 106,771 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 202,639th in the world and 138th in Geopolity for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -20.37 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,058thMost Influential: 2,241stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,522ndBest Weather: 2,654thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,883rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,137thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,926thHealthiest Citizens: 4,102ndLongest Average Lifespans: 4,407thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,707thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,758thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,798thLowest Crime Rates: 5,023rdMost Stationary: 5,683rdMost Advanced Public Education: 6,211thLargest Governments: 8,012thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,123rdMost Developed: 8,233rdTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 10,714thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,191stSmartest Citizens: 11,695thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,968thHighest Economic Output: 12,049thSafest: 13,657thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,762ndMost Income Equality: 18,380thLargest Populations: 18,857thMost Cultured: 20,384th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionLargest Populations: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 10th in the regionMost Income Equality: 10th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 12th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the region

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