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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 81st Largest Black Market: 631st Most Devout: 691st
The Free Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Libery,Equality and Faternity for all
Blanqui Sorel
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Communal concils

Population5.616 billion

CapitalConfederal District
LeaderBlanqui Sorel
FaithRationalist Church


The Free Republic of Communal concils is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Blanqui Sorel with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, national health service, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.616 billion Communal councilsians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Confederal District. The average income tax rate is 92.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Communal concilsian economy, worth a remarkable 1,610 trillion ugrahs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Basket Weaving, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 286,807 ugrahs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Vital intelligence-gathering activities are put on hold as agents return home for seduction training and advanced poker instruction, piracy is the nation's most popular pastime, artists are pillars of society, and rumours have it that a secret police is responsible for the recent spate of missing persons. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Communal concils's national animal is the hawk, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Rationalist Church.

Communal concils is ranked 1,680th in the world and 83rd in Lazarus for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 10,162.77 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 81stLargest Black Market: 631stMost Devout: 691stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 756thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,185thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,237thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,680thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 1,758thHighest Average Incomes: 1,905thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,906thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,101stMost Avoided: 2,139thLargest Mining Sector: 2,196thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,408thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,680thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,913thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,049thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,171stMost Cultured: 5,902ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,920thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,949thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,021stLargest Governments: 6,185thLowest Crime Rates: 6,248thMost Efficient Economies: 7,371stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,475thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,724thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8,077thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,183rdHighest Economic Output: 8,237thHealthiest Citizens: 8,322ndTop
Largest Retail Industry: 8,600thSmartest Citizens: 9,289thMost Authoritarian: 9,593rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,487thMost Conservative: 15,147th
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 31st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 45th in the regionMost Devout: 45th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 49th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 66th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 79th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 83rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 85th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 108th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 112th in the regionMost Avoided: 124th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 126th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 136th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 163rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 173rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 183rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 232nd in the regionMost Cultured: 323rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 337th in the regionLargest Governments: 348th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 374th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 392nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 395th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 396th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 403rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 404th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 417th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 466th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 478th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 482nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 491st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 493rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 498th in the regionMost Conservative: 564th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 614th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Communal concils's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Communal concils was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry and the Top 5% for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Communal concils was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Communal concils ceased to exist in Right to Life.
  • : Communal concils was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Communal concils was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Communal concils was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Communal concils altered its national flag.
  • : Following new legislation in Communal concils, rumours have it that a secret police is responsible for the recent spate of missing persons.
  • : Following new legislation in Communal concils, artists are pillars of society.


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