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Most Efficient Economies: 129th Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 139th Largest Mining Sector: 154th
The Regno dell'Overlord of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Porca Peste!
Overlord Daniel Mercury
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Firstaria

Population23.026 billion

CapitalPolaria
LeaderOverlord Daniel Mercury
FaithOsservatori della Notte

CurrencyCrediti Firstariani
AnimalRondine

The Regno dell'Overlord of Firstaria is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Overlord Daniel Mercury with an iron fist, and notable for its closed borders, barren, inhospitable landscape, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 23.026 billion Firstariani are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The relatively small, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Polaria. The average income tax rate is 7.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Firstariano economy, worth a remarkable 8,444 trillion Crediti Firstarianis a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 366,749 Crediti Firstarianis, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Tourists avoid using the nation's bugged phones and monitored internet, ancient antique swords have had their blades replaced with latex boffer LARP replicas, politicians always seem to take two steps forward then three steps back, and a new "thought police" branch is being developed. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Firstaria's national animal is the Rondine, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Osservatori della Notte.

Firstaria is ranked 139th in the world and 5th in 10000 Islands for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 22,856.09 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Most Efficient Economies: 129thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 139thLargest Mining Sector: 154thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 166thMost Corrupt Governments: 306thHighest Poor Incomes: 331stLargest Insurance Industry: 381stHighest Disposable Incomes: 423rdLargest Black Market: 465thLowest Crime Rates: 470thHighest Economic Output: 524thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 596thHealthiest Citizens: 610thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 625thHighest Average Incomes: 795thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,044thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,304thTop
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Most Avoided: 1,751stMost Secular: 1,904thSmartest Citizens: 2,038thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,148thLargest Populations: 3,852ndLargest Governments: 4,498thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,902ndMost Advanced Public Education: 6,166thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,506thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,735thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,235thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,947thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 10,841stMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,480thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11,613thMost Influential: 12,860thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 13,045thMost Authoritarian: 13,724thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,001st
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Largest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 9th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 15th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 17th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Avoided: 25th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 29th in the regionLargest Populations: 29th in the regionMost Secular: 40th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 46th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 51st in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 68th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 69th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 72nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 80th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 82nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 85th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 89th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 98th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 104th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 113th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 116th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Firstaria was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Following new legislation in Firstaria, a new "thought police" branch is being developed.
  • : Following new legislation in Firstaria, politicians always seem to take two steps forward then three steps back.
  • : Following new legislation in Firstaria, ancient antique swords have had their blades replaced with latex boffer LARP replicas.
  • : Following new legislation in Firstaria, tourists avoid using the nation's bugged phones and monitored internet.
  • : Following new legislation in Firstaria, teenage girls worry that they'll be unpopular if their skirts aren't short enough.
  • : Following new legislation in Firstaria, in pet stores nationwide Rondines are growing in popularity.
  • : Following new legislation in Firstaria, the well-to-do in 10000 Islands are never on time for important appointments.
  • : Following new legislation in Firstaria, people faint regularly as they get stuck with compulsory vaccinations.
  • : Firstaria's influence in 10000 Islands rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".

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