by Max Barry

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Most Patriotic: 1,609thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,179thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,614th
The Sultanate of
Corrupt Dictatorship
From Many, One
Marcus Al-Fariah
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Faria Thew

Population2.26 billion

LeaderMarcus Al-Fariah


The Sultanate of Faria Thew is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Marcus Al-Fariah with an iron fist, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, avant-garde cinema, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.26 billion Faria Thewians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kabire. The average income tax rate is 87.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Faria Thewian economy, worth 438 trillion rupees a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 194,107 rupees, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

The realistic depiction of tentacles is on the core syllabus of most art schools, increasing inclusiveness is a sign of the times, all major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras, and school lockers are filled with fancy underwear. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Faria Thew's national animal is the tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Farianism.

Faria Thew is ranked 97,355th in the world and 4,551st in the South Pacific for Most Income Equality, scoring 39.99 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Most Patriotic: 1,609thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,179thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,614thTop
Most Influential: 2,754thLowest Crime Rates: 3,265thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,699thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,970thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,083rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,336thMost Developed: 5,737thNudest: 6,648thLargest Governments: 6,835thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,654thHighest Average Incomes: 7,945thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,297thSmartest Citizens: 8,298thMost Efficient Economies: 8,870thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,010thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,082ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,116thMost Cultured: 11,591stMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,172ndMost Advanced Public Education: 12,304thHealthiest Citizens: 13,015thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,134thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,322ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,366thTop
Most Secular: 15,257thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,639thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,839thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,182ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,445thMost Authoritarian: 19,789thMost Advanced Public Transport: 23,874thHighest Food Quality: 23,953rdLargest Welfare Programs: 25,215thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 25,691stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 25,709th
Most Patriotic: 49th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 65th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 99th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 102nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 119th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 124th in the regionTop
Nudest: 150th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 162nd in the regionMost Developed: 177th in the regionLargest Governments: 180th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 202nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 221st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 227th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 234th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 243rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 247th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 252nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 286th in the regionMost Influential: 291st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 292nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 295th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 330th in the regionMost Cultured: 348th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 350th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 351st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 378th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 402nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 431st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 459th in the regionMost Secular: 460th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 493rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 510th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 645th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 679th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 716th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 727th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 816th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 832nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1,076th in the regionMost Stationary: 1,097th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Faria Thew was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Faria Thew was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".
  • : Following new legislation in Faria Thew, school lockers are filled with fancy underwear.
  • : Following new legislation in Faria Thew, all major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras.
  • : Following new legislation in Faria Thew, increasing inclusiveness is a sign of the times.
  • : Following new legislation in Faria Thew, the realistic depiction of tentacles is on the core syllabus of most art schools.
  • : Following new legislation in Faria Thew, court verdicts are predictable to within a hundredth of a percentage point.
  • : Faria Thew voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate Confederacy of Layem"".
  • : Faria Thew was endorsed by The Allied States of Driodal.
  • : Faria Thew was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.