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Largest Mining Sector: 565th Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 573rd Most Efficient Economies: 587th
The Torporine Kingdom of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Such is the manner of our decline
Influence
Contender
Koubikoularios of Regional Affairs
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

Overview Factbook Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Finium

Population19.495 billion

CapitalHallsind
LeaderKing Esmereldo Esteban Spessartine
FaithDitanery

CurrencyIngot
AnimalFae

The Torporine Kingdom of Finium is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by King Esmereldo Esteban Spessartine with an iron fist, and remarkable for its enslaved workforce, public floggings, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 19.495 billion Finians 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order and Spirituality also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Environment receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hallsind. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Finite economy, worth a remarkable 4,845 trillion Ingots a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an amazing 248,534 Ingots, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 872,043 per year while the poor average 51,383, a ratio of 17.0 to 1.

Hunters often become the hunted, wood-framed catapults are ready to launch diseased corpses into besieged cities, model railroad hobbyists have taken to muscling model shipbuilders off their "turf", and toxic smog is dismissed as the populace just "letting off steam". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force. Finium's national animal is the Fae, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Ditanery.

Finium is ranked 13,142nd in the world and 4th in The Forgotten Lands for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 7,149.83 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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1%
Largest Mining Sector: 565thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 573rdMost Efficient Economies: 587thLargest Insurance Industry: 613thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 655thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 772ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,109thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,119thMost Primitive: 1,281stMost Avoided: 1,428thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,457thHighest Economic Output: 1,604thFattest Citizens: 1,621stTop
5%
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,684thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,787thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,839thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,950thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,152ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,436thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,492ndHighest Average Incomes: 2,962ndLowest Crime Rates: 3,437thLargest Black Market: 3,438thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,637thMost Devout: 4,395thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,491stLargest Populations: 5,569thMost Stationary: 7,234thLargest Retail Industry: 7,478thLargest Governments: 7,911thTop
10%
Most Conservative: 9,830thMost Influential: 11,439thLargest Gambling Industry: 13,142ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,682nd
Top
5%
Most Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionTop
10%
Most Avoided: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Finium was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Fattest Citizens.
  • : Finium was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Economic Output and the Top 5% for Largest Governments.
  • : Finium was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Finium changed its national faith to "Ditanery" and its leader to "King Esmereldo Esteban Spessartine".
  • : Finium was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Finium was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Finium was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Fattest Citizens.
  • : Finium was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Fattest Citizens.
  • : Finium's influence in The Forgotten Lands rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
  • : Finium was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.

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