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Largest Mining Sector: 566th Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 586th Most Efficient Economies: 609th
The Torporine Kingdom of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Such is the manner of our decline
Koubikoularios of Regional Affairs
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population18.944 billion

LeaderEmperor Esmereldo Esteban Spessartine
FaithCorinthite Apostolicism


The Torporine Kingdom of Finium is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Emperor Esmereldo Esteban Spessartine with an iron fist, and notable for its compulsory military service, frequent executions, and hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 18.944 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 4,708 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 Corinthite Apostolicism.

Finium is ranked 130,535th in the world and 23rd in The Forgotten Lands for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 52.73 Workforce Participation Rate.

Largest Mining Sector: 566thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 586thMost Efficient Economies: 609thLargest Insurance Industry: 642ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 670thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 797thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,110thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,131stMost Primitive: 1,257thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,424thMost Avoided: 1,458thTop
Highest Economic Output: 1,620thFattest Citizens: 1,632ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,700thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,763rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,800thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,905thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,168thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,369thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,485thHighest Average Incomes: 2,903rdLargest Black Market: 3,311thLowest Crime Rates: 3,372ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,609thMost Devout: 4,353rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,316thLargest Populations: 5,645thMost Stationary: 7,430thLargest Retail Industry: 7,447thTop
Largest Governments: 7,918thMost Conservative: 8,411thMost Influential: 11,928thLargest Gambling Industry: 12,013th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Conservative: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 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 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.
  • : Finium was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Finium was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : 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.
  • : Finium was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Finium lodged a message on the The Forgotten Lands Regional Message Board.


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