by Max Barry

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Largest Black Market: 1,823rd Fattest Citizens: 1,900th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,091st
The Dominion of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Death to the barbarian!
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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The Dominion of Farklore is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Dominator Phillip Phollicle with an iron fist, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, keen interest in outer space, and avant-garde cinema. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.506 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, moralistic government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Industry and Education also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Finkleton. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 66.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Farklorean economy, worth 584 trillion crowns a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Gambling. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 166,812 crowns, with the richest citizens earning 6.6 times as much as the poorest.

Sharks are enjoying their deliveries of canned food, the nation's faithful often say there is a higher power watching over them, bleach is the nation's most common pesticide, and ruff times are ahead for those who aren't keen on party costumes. 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 2,804th in the world and 6th in Wintreath for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 16,817.94 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

Largest Black Market: 1,823rdFattest Citizens: 1,900thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,091stMost Corrupt Governments: 2,450thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,462ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,479thLargest Mining Sector: 2,598thLargest Retail Industry: 2,804thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,401stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,579thRudest Citizens: 4,553rdMost Subsidized Industry: 4,796thMost Devout: 5,260thMost Avoided: 5,366thMost Influential: 6,201stMost Efficient Economies: 6,536thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,178thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,371stTop
Highest Average Incomes: 8,522ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,655thMost Conservative: 10,705thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,206thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,235thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,169thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,056th
Fattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Conservative: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Devout: 9th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 12th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17th in the regionMost Influential: 18th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 19th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 19th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Farklore was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Following new legislation in Farklore, ruff times are ahead for those who aren't keen on party costumes.
  • : Following new legislation in Farklore, bleach is the nation's most common pesticide.
  • : Following new legislation in Farklore, the nation's faithful often say there is a higher power watching over them.
  • : Following new legislation in Farklore, sharks are enjoying their deliveries of canned food.
  • : Farklore voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Zwangzug".
  • : Following new legislation in Farklore, only the rich can afford the latest medical innovations.
  • : Following new legislation in Farklore, creating cardboard imitations of missiles is a new top-secret military project.
  • : Following new legislation in Farklore, international collectors know that a grease-stain on a work of art probably means it's passed through Farklore.
  • : Following new legislation in Farklore, credit scores fluctuate wildly with every change of government.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 4 » Warwik, The Anathema, Kremptonia, and Andromedian.

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