The Empire of
Corporate Police State
Long Live The Empire
Regional Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Empire of Farus is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Miguel LaSchapelle with an iron fist, and notable for its frequent executions, compulsory military service, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 5.977 billion Farusians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Spirituality, Law & Order, and Industry also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Geneva. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 15.8%.

The all-consuming Farusian economy, worth 484 trillion Credits a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 81,025 Credits, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 282,322 per year while the poor average 16,930, a ratio of 16.7 to 1.

Corporate 'hostile takeovers' now involve ICBMs and main battle tanks, senior citizens can usually be found doing heavy manual labour, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry, and corporations donate huge sums of money to favored politicians. Crime is a major problem. Farus's national animal is the Bengal Tiger, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Christianity.

Farus is ranked 3,404th in Lazarus and 109,805th in the world for Highest Average Tax Rates, scoring 1 on the Inverse Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 5 days ago

  • 8 days ago: Farus was refounded in Lazarus.
  • 64 days ago: Farus ceased to exist.
  • 72 days ago: Farus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • 72 days ago: Farus was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • 74 days ago: Farus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • 84 days ago: Farus was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • 87 days ago: Farus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Fattest Citizens.
  • 87 days ago: Farus was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Fattest Citizens.
  • 91 days ago: Farus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather.
  • 92 days ago: Farus was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Corporate Police State".

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