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Largest Black Market: 1,197th Largest Gambling Industry: 1,198th Largest Mining Sector: 1,320th
The Dominion of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Death to the barbarian!
Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Farklore

Population8.066 billion

CapitalFinkleton
LeaderDominator Phillip Phollicle
FaithSol Invictus

Currencycrown
Animalred dragon

The Dominion of Farklore is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Dominator Phillip Phollicle with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, enslaved workforce, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 8.066 billion Farklorites 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, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Industry, Education, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Finkleton. The average income tax rate is 48.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Farklorean economy, worth a remarkable 1,551 trillion crowns a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Gambling. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 192,403 crowns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

A ban on robots in disguise has transformed the entertainment industry, loss of the ability to speak is a common affliction of the elderly, the morbidly obese often sell stock options on their own corpses, and cute fluffy little Dominator Phillip Phollicles are increasingly popular exotic pets. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Farklore's national animal is the red dragon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Sol Invictus.

Farklore is ranked 24,762nd in the world and 91st in Wintreath for Most Extensive Public Healthcare, scoring 3,213.56 on the Theresa-Nightingale Rating.

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Largest Black Market: 1,197thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,198thLargest Mining Sector: 1,320thFattest Citizens: 1,636thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 1,827thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,891stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,518thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,226thMost Devout: 4,070thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,661stMost Influential: 4,728thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,858thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,925thMost Avoided: 5,158thLargest Retail Industry: 5,445thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,530thMost Efficient Economies: 5,718thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,360thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,409thHighest Average Incomes: 6,530thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,427thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,800thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 9,010thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,083rdMost Stationary: 9,871stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 15,270thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,687th
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Largest Black Market: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Devout: 7th in the regionMost Stationary: 11th in the regionMost Avoided: 11th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 16th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 17th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 17th in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 18th in the regionMost Influential: 18th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 19th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 19th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 23rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 26th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 28th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 31st in the region

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Endorsements Received: 8 » Warwik, The Anathema, Kremptonia, Andromedian, Valtrona, ImperialRussia, Plexo, and Stephenese Republic.

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