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Most Influential: 1,420th Largest Welfare Programs: 2,507th Best Weather: 2,610th
The People's Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
_ 666 _
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Ferte

Population4.502 billion

CapitalVillalobos
Faithnonexistent

CurrencyGold
AnimalWolf

The People's Republic of Ferte is a massive, cultured nation, renowned for its parental licensing program, complete lack of prisons, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful population of 4.502 billion Ferteans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Villalobos. The average income tax rate is 90.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Fertean economy, worth 497 trillion Golds a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Retail, and Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 110,462 Golds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Baiting is a national sport, trust-fund babies line up for places in community college, traffic cops spend most of their work-hours calculating citizens' monthly income, and the new airport at Mr. Giles' farm is panicking his sheep. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ferte's national animal is the Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is nonexistent.

Ferte is ranked 106,356th in the world and 804th in 10000 Islands for Most Pacifist, with 50.56 Cheeks Turned Per Day.

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Most Influential: 1,420thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 2,507thBest Weather: 2,610thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,834thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,326thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,378thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,433rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,494thMost Developed: 4,843rdLongest Average Lifespans: 4,963rdMost Rebellious Youth: 5,528thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,664thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,063rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,196thSmartest Citizens: 7,687thTop
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Most Secular: 8,616thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,739thRudest Citizens: 8,962ndMost Subsidized Industry: 9,302ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,555thLargest Governments: 10,675thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,810thHealthiest Citizens: 11,919thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,618thMost Inclusive: 14,625th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 45th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 54th in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 58th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 61st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 78th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 78th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 82nd in the regionMost Developed: 91st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 93rd in the regionMost Influential: 94th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 96th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 100th in the regionRudest Citizens: 102nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 105th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 112th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ferte changed its national motto to "_ 666 _".
  • : Ferte lodged a message on the 10000 Islands Regional Message Board.
  • : Ferte endorsed The Phoenix Republic of Ignis Cinere.
  • : Ferte was endorsed by The Phoenix Republic of Ignis Cinere.
  • : Ferte was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Ferte lodged a message on the 10000 Islands Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Ferte, the new airport at Mr. Giles' farm is panicking his sheep.
  • : Following new legislation in Ferte, traffic cops spend most of their work-hours calculating citizens' monthly income.
  • : Following new legislation in Ferte, trust-fund babies line up for places in community college.
  • : Following new legislation in Ferte, baiting is a national sport.

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