The United Republics of Feryx is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Markus Farlhardt with an even hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 7.451 billion Republicans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.
The medium-sized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, although Education, Social Policy, and Industry are also considered important, while Environment is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Farther Hold. The average income tax rate is 27.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The strong Feryxian economy, worth 549 trillion Pounds a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 73,780 Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.
Much of Feryx's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence, anti-government web sites are springing up, the nation leads Borussia in per capita stalking, and the 'kind of scrawny' 500 meter hurdle is a popular event. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Feryx's national animal is the Hound, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Catholicism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Feryx's influence in Borussia fell from "Enforcer" to "Dealmaker".
- : Feryx's influence in Borussia fell from "Eminence Grise" to "Enforcer".
- : Feryx's influence in Borussia fell from "Powerbroker" to "Eminence Grise".
- : Feryx's influence in Borussia fell from "Power" to "Powerbroker".
- : Feryx's influence in Borussia fell from "Superpower" to "Power".
- : Feryx's influence in Borussia fell from "Dominator" to "Superpower".
- : Feryx altered its national flag.
- : Feryx's influence in Borussia rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Dominator".
- : Feryx was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector and the Top 10% for Largest Manufacturing Sector, Largest Black Market, Highest Unexpected Death Rate, and Largest Mining Sector.
- : Feryx's influence in Borussia rose from "Zero" to "Shoeshiner".