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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,423rd Largest Agricultural Sector: 4,598th Most Armed: 5,821st
The Candlewhisper Puppet of
Iron Fist Consumerists
First choice on first choices.
Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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First And Only Archive

Population1.703 billion

CapitalArchive Prime
LeaderAlpha Andy
FaithPrimum Mobile

CurrencyAlpha-bitcoin
AnimalAnti-Aircraft Aardvark

The Candlewhisper Puppet of First And Only Archive is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Alpha Andy with an iron fist, and remarkable for its enslaved workforce, compulsory military service, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.703 billion Firstborns 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 government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Archive Prime. The average income tax rate is 30.7%.

The frighteningly efficient First And Only Archivean economy, worth 253 trillion Alpha-bitcoins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 148,774 Alpha-bitcoins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.2 times as much as the poorest.

Search and rescue forces now accept cheques and all major credit cards, edutainment video games are taking First And Only Archive's students to the next level, radio stations are forbidden to play anything with too much drum or bass, and homeowners are evicted to make way for new runways. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. First And Only Archive's national animal is the Anti-Aircraft Aardvark, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Primum Mobile.

First And Only Archive is ranked 18,238th in the world and 26th in Spiritus for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry, scoring 5,413.15 on the Tasmanian Pulp Environmental Export Index.

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,423rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,598thMost Armed: 5,821stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,083rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,416thLargest Black Market: 9,008thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 9,537thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,425thMost Efficient Economies: 11,075thHighest Average Incomes: 12,444thHealthiest Citizens: 12,858thMost Developed: 13,295thBest Weather: 14,549thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,962ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15,108thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,606thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 16,225thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,521st
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Most Armed: 10th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 15th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Black Market: 18th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 19th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 22nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 24th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 28th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : First And Only Archive's influence in Spiritus rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Following new legislation in First And Only Archive, homeowners are evicted to make way for new runways.
  • : Following new legislation in First And Only Archive, radio stations are forbidden to play anything with too much drum or bass.
  • : Following new legislation in First And Only Archive, edutainment video games are taking First And Only Archive's students to the next level.
  • : Following new legislation in First And Only Archive, search and rescue forces now accept cheques and all major credit cards.
  • : First And Only Archive was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Following new legislation in First And Only Archive, park rangers perform full-body searches on suspected fungus smugglers.
  • : Following new legislation in First And Only Archive, CSI Forest is this year's hit new crime show.
  • : Following new legislation in First And Only Archive, nuclear warheads are frequently launched into space as a warning to invading meteoroids.
  • : Following new legislation in First And Only Archive, theatre may or may not be changing for the better but it is being changed for good.

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