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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 797thLargest Agricultural Sector: 861stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,398th
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First And Only Archive

Population7.042 billion

CapitalArchive Prime
LeaderOneself
FaithPrimum Mobile

CurrencyCrown
AnimalOne

The Only of First And Only Archive is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Oneself with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ritual sacrifices, parental licensing program, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 7.042 billion Firsts 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 government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Archive Prime. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 26.7%.

The frighteningly efficient First And Only Archivean economy, worth a remarkable 1,495 trillion Crowns a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Furniture Restoration. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 212,331 Crowns, with the richest citizens earning 6.3 times as much as the poorest.

They who do not work shall not eat, calling dibs is an unalienable right, roadside walls are being built and mother nature is paying for it, and boats straying just metres away from the shore will raise the ire of the Coast Guard. 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 One, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Primum Mobile.

First And Only Archive is ranked 108,911th in the world and 53rd in Right to Life for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 26.71 Effective Tax Rate.

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 797thLargest Agricultural Sector: 861stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,398thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,903rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,033rdTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,437thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,825thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,990thMost Devout: 3,446thLargest Black Market: 3,845thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,063rdHealthiest Citizens: 4,581stHighest Average Incomes: 5,372ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,461stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,228thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,301stLowest Crime Rates: 9,362ndMost Efficient Economies: 10,074thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 10,717thBest Weather: 13,404thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,033rdSmartest Citizens: 15,523rdHighest Poor Incomes: 16,099thLargest Mining Sector: 16,896thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,875th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in First And Only Archive, boats straying just metres away from the shore will raise the ire of the Coast Guard.
  • : Following new legislation in First And Only Archive, roadside walls are being built and mother nature is paying for it.
  • : Following new legislation in First And Only Archive, calling dibs is an unalienable right.
  • : Following new legislation in First And Only Archive, they who do not work shall not eat.
  • : Following new legislation in First And Only Archive, mothers drive their college-graduate children to work.
  • : First And Only Archive was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Following new legislation in First And Only Archive, hand-to-hand combat experience is udderly essential for all dairy ranchers.
  • : Following new legislation in First And Only Archive, scavengers with burlap sacks and shovels skulk around graveyards.
  • : Following new legislation in First And Only Archive, crocodile roadkill is smeared across the asphalt of the new Formula One track.
  • : Following new legislation in First And Only Archive, airplane passengers have been known to stuff pillows in their jackets to get extra arm room.

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