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The Federation of The free states of Ferala

“Come for the sights, stay for the rights”

Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: the South Pacific


The free states of Ferala

Population368 million

Animal30-50 Feral Hogs

The Federation of The free states of Ferala is a huge, socially progressive nation, renowned for its keen interest in outer space, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 368 million Feralans enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 65.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Feralan economy, worth 22.9 trillion Minutes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Book Publishing. Average income is 62,142 Minutes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Children's bedrooms are often decorated with posters of successful accountants, families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain, aides are afraid to ask if Leader wants a cup of tea or coffee, and elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. The free states of Ferala's national animal is the 30-50 Feral Hogs, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

The free states of Ferala is ranked 92,514th in the world and 3,618th in the South Pacific for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 350.49 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,098thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,744thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,778thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,149thLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,287thTop
Most Influential: 10,278thNicest Citizens: 11,047thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,221stMost Inclusive: 14,919thMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,487thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 16,124thMost Income Equality: 16,780th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 189th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 228th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 230th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 246th in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 369th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 381st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 504th in the regionMost Inclusive: 513th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 517th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 543rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 564th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 642nd in the regionMost Influential: 671st in the regionMost Pacifist: 676th in the region

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