The Grand National Republic of Finium is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by President of the Republic Ripclaw with an iron fist, and remarkable for its zero percent divorce rate, anti-smoking policies, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 9.869 billion Finians 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order and Spirituality also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Environment receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hallsind. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 2.7%.
The frighteningly efficient Finite economy, worth a remarkable 2,409 trillion Ingots a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 244,151 Ingots, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,327,943 per year while the poor average 23,078, a ratio of 57.5 to 1.
Finium's army is full of two-metre tall super-soldiers, families consisting of more than three people are forced to split up, senior citizens can usually be found doing heavy manual labour, and children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force. Finium's national animal is the Fae, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Corinthite Apostolicism.
Most Recent Government Activity: 25 minutes ago
- 1 day 19 hours ago: Finium changed its national motto to "Such is the manner of our decline".
- 1 day 20 hours ago: Finium changed its national leader to "President of the Republic Ripclaw", its motto to "Such in the manner of our decline", and its nation type to "Grand National Republic".
- 1 day 20 hours ago: Finium altered its national flag.
- 4 days ago: Finium's influence in The Forgotten Lands rose from "Minnow" to "Vassal".
- 5 days ago: Finium lodged a message on the The Forgotten Lands Regional Message Board.
- 6 days ago: Finium was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Devout.
- 11 days ago: Finium was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pro-Market.
- 12 days ago: Finium was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extreme.
- 12 days ago: Finium was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Extreme.
- 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Finium, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces.