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Most Income Equality: 3,059thMost Authoritarian: 10,067thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,914th
The People's Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Revolutsya i progres
Civil Rights
Basket Case
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Filonian State

Population166 million

CurrencyFilonian Ruble

The People's Republic of Filonian State is a very large, orderly nation, renowned for its compulsory military service, state-planned economy, and punitive income tax rates. The cynical population of 166 million Filonians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. The average income tax rate is 71.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Filonian Statean economy, worth 2.22 trillion Filonian Rubles a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Basket Weaving, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 13,384 Filonian Rubles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The silencing of dissent speaks volumes about the quality of Filonian Statean democracy, pre-schoolers who draw stick figures of their favorite celebrities are sued for infringing image rights, umbrellas are back in fashion, and some people will do literally anything to be in the spotlight. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Filonian State's national animal is the Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Filonian State is ranked 97,928th in the world and 222nd in The Western Isles for Most Cultured, scoring 67 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Most Income Equality: 3,059thMost Authoritarian: 10,067thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,914th
Most Income Equality: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 11th in the regionMost Extreme: 20th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 7 » Najimam, Nhoor, Agadar, Dormill and Stiura, Corindia, Kuwarkiistan, and Federated Commonwealth of Selstville.