Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Hermit

Location: Wonderful Paradise

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The Federation of Fashion Retail Academy is a colossal, economically powerful nation, remarkable for its complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 6.27 billion Fashion Retail Academyians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is effectively ruled by the Department of Law & Order, with areas such as Social Welfare and Education receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fashion Retail Academy City. Income tax is unheard of. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

Postmen have been arrested in job lots for selling junk mail as home insulation, military funding has been stripped back, organised sports are frowned upon as frivolous, and record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been reported. Crime is crippling. Fashion Retail Academy's national animal is the RAF, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the FRA.

Fashion Retail Academy is ranked 1st in Wonderful Paradise and 111,780th in the world for Least Corrupt Governments, scoring -527 on the Inverse Mugabe Relativity Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 21 days ago

  • 6 days ago: Fashion Retail Academy was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Shortest Average Lifespan (last census: Top 10%).
  • 21 days ago: Fashion Retail Academy was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".
  • 21 days ago: Following new legislation in Fashion Retail Academy, record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been reported.
  • 21 days ago: Following new legislation in Fashion Retail Academy, organised sports are frowned upon as frivolous.
  • 22 days ago: Following new legislation in Fashion Retail Academy, military funding has been stripped back.
  • 22 days ago: Following new legislation in Fashion Retail Academy, postmen have been arrested in job lots for selling junk mail as home insulation.
  • 22 days ago: Following new legislation in Fashion Retail Academy, sex offenders find themselves cut off from the ability to repeat their crimes.
  • 25 days ago: Following new legislation in Fashion Retail Academy, Fashion Retail Academy has one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world.
  • 25 days ago: Following new legislation in Fashion Retail Academy, the government is suspected of mass disappearing dissidents both at home and abroad.
  • 25 days ago: Following new legislation in Fashion Retail Academy, the minority inevitably have their addenda vetoed.

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by Max Barry

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