|Category: Father Knows Best State|
Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: Middle Earth
The Banded Folkrike of Cruithnig is a massive, economically powerful nation, ruled by Emperor Craigavon IV with an iron fist, and remarkable for its complete absence of social welfare. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 4.559 billion are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defence, Law & Order, and Commerce. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Béal Átha Seanaidh. The average income tax rate is 91%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry.
Religious education is a new government priority, citizens are regularly found digging for treasure in their gardens, the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources, and pollsters are out of a job as elections have been cancelled. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Cruithnig's national animal is the Ulster Hound, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is Cruithnig Ethnic and National Supemacy, and its currency is the Fáda.
Most Recent Government Activity: 15 days ago
- 6 hours ago: Cruithnig was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Agricultural Sector.
- 2 days 6 hours ago: Cruithnig fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Authoritarian.
- 3 days 6 hours ago: Cruithnig was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Avoided (last census: Top 5%).
- 3 days 6 hours ago: Cruithnig was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Avoided.
- 5 days ago: Cruithnig was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Highest Police Ratios.
- 6 days ago: Cruithnig was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
- 9 days ago: Cruithnig was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
- 12 days ago: Cruithnig was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry (last census: Top 10%).
- 12 days ago: Cruithnig was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Publishing Industry.
- 14 days ago: Cruithnig was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Father Knows Best State".