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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,612thLargest Mining Sector: 7,641stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,704th
The Federal Art Depository of
Father Knows Best State
It's more than just a Fad
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Fad

Population3.304 billion

CapitalA Grandiose Neo-Classical Structure
LeaderThe Director

CurrencyCharitable Donation
AnimalMarmoset

The Federal Art Depository of Fad is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by The Director with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, daily referendums, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 3.304 billion Curators are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of A Grandiose Neo-Classical Structure. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 64.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Fadian economy, worth 329 trillion Charitable Donations a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Woodchip Exports, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Information Technology. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 99,673 Charitable Donations, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 389,191 per year while the poor average 17,411, a ratio of 22.4 to 1.

Artists are pillars of society, children crying over dropped ice creams are offered high doses of experimental antidepressants, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway, and grocery stores can be audibly identified by the giggling emerging from them. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Fad's national animal is the Marmoset, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Fad is ranked 44,192nd in the world and 63rd in Forest for Most Avoided, scoring 142.5 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,612thLargest Mining Sector: 7,641stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,704thFattest Citizens: 8,115thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,965thTop
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Largest Black Market: 13,347thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,106thMost Secular: 17,520th
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 19th in the regionTop
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Fattest Citizens: 24th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 29th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 38th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Fad was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Fad, grocery stores can be audibly identified by the giggling emerging from them.
  • : Following new legislation in Fad, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Fad, children crying over dropped ice creams are offered high doses of experimental antidepressants.
  • : Following new legislation in Fad, artists are pillars of society.
  • : Following new legislation in Fad, Curators have recently stopped mysteriously setting off metal detectors.
  • : Following new legislation in Fad, school lessons are constantly interrupted by 'teacher needs a break' time.
  • : Following new legislation in Fad, lobbyists are trying to convince government to recategorize most natural disasters as "non-critical naturogenic inconveniences".
  • : Following new legislation in Fad, euthanasia is legal.
  • : Following new legislation in Fad, dubiously qualified Skandilundian barristers keep referring to laws as 'government guidelines'.

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