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Most Efficient Economies: 644th Largest Mining Sector: 699th Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 702nd
The Torpor Empire of
Corporate Police State
Such is the manner of our decline
Influence
Auxiliary
Dekanos of Regional Affairs
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Finium

Population15.685 billion

CapitalHallsind
LeaderEmperor Esmereldo Esteban Spessartine
FaithCorinthite Apostolicism

CurrencyIngot
AnimalFae

The Torpor Empire of Finium is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Emperor Esmereldo Esteban Spessartine with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, parental licensing program, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 15.685 billion Finians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, 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 3.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Finite economy, worth a remarkable 3,921 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. Average income is an amazing 249,991 Ingots, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,164,113 per year while the poor average 32,199, a ratio of 36.2 to 1.

The alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, penal labor is a de facto death sentence, children are expected to carve their own toys, and homeless people can be found sleeping on streets in front of unoccupied second homes. 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 169,758th in the world and 31st in The Forgotten Lands for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring -172.92 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Most Efficient Economies: 644thLargest Mining Sector: 699thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 702ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 943rdLargest Insurance Industry: 954thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,155thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,188thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,256thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,369thTop
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Fattest Citizens: 1,710thHighest Economic Output: 1,734thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,749thMost Avoided: 1,762ndMost Corrupt Governments: 1,841stMost Primitive: 1,928thMost Ignorant Citizens: 2,116thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,348thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,369thHighest Average Incomes: 2,419thLowest Crime Rates: 2,985thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,065thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,623rdMost Devout: 4,086thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,027thLargest Populations: 6,483rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7,477thLargest Retail Industry: 7,790thLargest Governments: 7,960thTop
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Largest Black Market: 8,556thMost Conservative: 8,778thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9,403rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,566thMost Stationary: 10,160thMost Influential: 13,750thLargest Gambling Industry: 16,920thMost Extreme: 16,991st
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Conservative: 3rd in the regionMost Extreme: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Finium was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry and Most Extreme.
  • : Finium was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : Finium was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Finium lodged a message on the The Forgotten Lands Regional Message Board.
  • : Finium lodged a message on the The Forgotten Lands Regional Message Board.
  • : Finium lodged a message on the The Forgotten Lands Regional Message Board.
  • : 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 Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Finium was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • : Finium was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Economic Output.

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