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Most Secular: 2,439thMost Patriotic: 4,141stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,831st
The Diktatur of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Sicherheit und Wohlstand für alle Fitish-Völker!
Friedrich Müller
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Fitand

Population2.467 billion

CapitalNeue Foxinia
LeaderFriedrich Müller
FaithAtheismus

CurrencyDeutsche mark
AnimalRoter Fuchs

The Diktatur of Fitand is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Friedrich Müller with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, soft-spoken computers, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.467 billion Fitishes 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Healthcare, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Neue Foxinia. The average income tax rate is 79.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Fitandian economy, worth 329 trillion Deutsche marks 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 slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. 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 impressive 133,615 Deutsche marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is spending millions on alternative clean-burning fuels, citizens living in underground cities have developed a healthy green glow, funeral directors are frequently looking at their watches during funerals, and billions of Deutsche marks are being blown on orbital weapons development. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Fitand's national animal is the Roter Fuchs, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Atheismus.

Fitand is ranked 217,430th in the world and 146th in OmniOne for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -4.27 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Secular: 2,439thTop
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Most Patriotic: 4,141stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,831stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,190thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,712thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,214thLowest Crime Rates: 12,847thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,019thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,204thMost Corrupt Governments: 13,268thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,574thTop
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Most Authoritarian: 13,912thLargest Mining Sector: 14,408thHealthiest Citizens: 15,758thLargest Governments: 16,062ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,508thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,056thMost Developed: 18,674thHighest Average Incomes: 20,684thLargest Information Technology Sector: 21,756thLargest Black Market: 22,342ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 23,808thLargest Welfare Programs: 25,982nd
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Most Secular: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 8th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 8th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 9th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 9th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 9th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 10th in the regionMost Developed: 12th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 12th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 13th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 14th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 14th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 15th in the regionLargest Populations: 15th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Fitand was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Fitand was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Fitand was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Fitand was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Fitand was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Fitand endorsed The Republic of Calnodia.
  • : Fitand was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Fitand's influence in OmniOne rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Fitand was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Fitand was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.

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