The Grand National Republic of Finium is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by President of the Republic Ripclaw with an iron fist, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, parental licensing program, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 11.419 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, although Law & Order and Spirituality are also considered important, while Social Policy and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hallsind. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 2.5%.
The frighteningly efficient Finite economy, worth a remarkable 2,795 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 244,792 Ingots, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,213,082 per year while the poor average 28,011, a ratio of 43.3 to 1.
The nation has recently been attributed to the funding of terrorist organisations, the government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments, houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries, and ethnic minorities are often refused admission to some of the nation's best schools. 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:
- : Finium lodged a message on the The Forgotten Lands Regional Message Board.
- : Finium was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Authoritarian.
- : Finium altered its national flag.
- : Finium was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides (last census: Top 5%).
- : Finium fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
- : Finium fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
- : Finium was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Retail Industry.
- : Finium was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Extreme (last census: Top 5%).
- : Finium's influence in The Forgotten Lands fell from "Diplomat" to "Envoy".
- : Finium fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Agricultural Sector.