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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 130thMost Patriotic: 353rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 373rd
The Democratic People's Republic of
Corporate Police State
We Will Purge All Infidels
his genius Franz Hirschwald
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population7.999 billion

CapitalUrbs Magnus et Pulcher
Leaderhis genius Franz Hirschwald


The Democratic People's Republic of Folenz is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by his genius Franz Hirschwald with an iron fist, and notable for its frequent executions, public floggings, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 7.999 billion Folenzians 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 enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Urbs Magnus et Pulcher. The average income tax rate is 98.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Folenzian economy, worth a remarkable 2,351 trillion dinars a year, is highly specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an amazing 293,948 dinars, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,872,873 per year while the poor average 19,011, a ratio of 98.5 to 1.

Baize on snooker tables has been stripped for "appearing too hedonistic", closed universities are currently being converted into McRonald's restaurants, His genius Franz Hirschwald has been known to make speeches in fishing waders, and stockbrokers dream of getting rich by writing textbooks. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Folenz's national animal is the Dachshund, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Folenzianism.

Folenz is ranked 353rd in the world and 17th in The North Pacific for Most Patriotic, with 119.79 flags saluted per person per day.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 130thMost Patriotic: 353rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 373rdLargest Mining Sector: 414thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 482ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 640thMost Advanced Public Education: 673rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 742ndMost Influential: 836thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 905thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,275thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,278thMost Secular: 1,284thLowest Crime Rates: 1,419thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,545thLargest Black Market: 1,676thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,770thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,839thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,024thLargest Governments: 2,235thHighest Average Incomes: 2,460thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 3,433rdMost Developed: 3,776thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,898thHealthiest Citizens: 4,227thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,246thHighest Economic Output: 7,837thSmartest Citizens: 10,238thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,604thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,382ndTop
Most Conservative: 15,627thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,827thMost Advanced Public Transport: 22,305thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 23,267th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 10th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12th in the regionMost Patriotic: 17th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 31st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 35th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 54th in the regionLargest Black Market: 55th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 60th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 66th in the regionMost Secular: 66th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 73rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 81st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 91st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 94th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 116th in the regionLargest Governments: 117th in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 193rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 195th in the regionMost Developed: 218th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 226th in the regionMost Influential: 230th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 247th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 252nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 270th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 338th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 553rd in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 704th in the regionLargest Populations: 791st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 792nd in the regionMost Conservative: 895th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 918th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 920th in the regionMost Extreme: 1,004th in the regionMost Stationary: 1,069th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,314th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Folenz was endorsed by The Republic of Inferior Impor.
  • : Folenz was endorsed by The Serene Militarized Republic of Sindika.
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, stockbrokers dream of getting rich by writing textbooks.
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, His genius Franz Hirschwald has been known to make speeches in fishing waders.
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, closed universities are currently being converted into McRonald's restaurants.
  • : Folenz was endorsed by The Empire of Oceania Empire1.
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, baize on snooker tables has been stripped for "appearing too hedonistic".
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, surrealist houses shaped like mushrooms and volcanoes dominate the wealthiest neighborhoods.
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, celebrity foodies are biting a huge chunk out of the government budget.
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, soldiers must key in their passwords every time they want to reload their weapons.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 301 » Ethnon, North Bratislava, Ellbonnia, Notyoutopia, Valentine Z, Orado, The Rhein States, 1 very fast endotarter, Corfad, Koda-Land, Nuronte, Yaorozu, Aerilia, Shibutani, Votak Matim, Hardscrabble, Siwale, Lulubellia, Guer Aike, Kranostav, Empy, Former English Colony, Bankowiata, New Lakemba, Great Bights Mum, Dreadton, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Runeda, Loutsland, Wineclaw, Holy Oranz, The Tampa Bay Rays, The Iron Lions, Frances Francis the First of France, Sunto, Omnistria, Svenskskit, Illusia and Neverendia, Sikol, Xagill, Pallaith, Joodey, Xentherida, Sil Dorsett, Zyvetskistaahn, Super Girl, Pasargad, Simone Republic, Wilkshire, Yukti, and 251 others.Walter Jackson, Necromonia, Joevala, Pleroma Sans Romans, Glurponia, Azzarel, Malta Comino Gozo, Solcius, Dicko, Soviet Terran, Tachycardia, Northern Socialist Council Republics, SORT, The Bureaucratic Territories, Detrivania, Solmetria, Phoronu, The Austro Germanic Union, Lemonbiscuits, Advancia-Sizzletown, Animu Place, Clan Spaniel, Dacian Freelands, Nova Arcania, Quentiam Viventem, Chukstik Illahi, Kwaj, Wisconsota, United States of Medford, Pradovnia, Unsophisticate, Wooleystan, Manticore utopia, Zokk, David Davidson, Amestris-Britannia, Liminyj, Nordic-British Union, Colonies of Free Temeria, Anungu, Brsil, The Windmilluminati, Cloydicia, Vesuva, Dakota Territories, Cartures, LostLegion, West Zebrupco Bageropirex, Panama Coalition, Desvios, Miamington, Maott, Tvers, Singamadri, Intion North, Western Vapia, Seenvorland, Altivia, Canineia, Gendirt, New Michag, Fran Advar, Vene Gra, Nistriabar, Fascist Democracy, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Cinnibar, Ice and Tinian, Rainengrad, Chadinton, Unshleepd, Zemper Macro, TJUN-ia, Nationeer, Aidiarnia, Zimmerdachen, Socialist People of Redondo Mundo, Ramiru, The Bikini Bottom Republic, Humptalumpta, Tyirza, Lucedeia, Laurendon, Drutopia Insomnia, Old Emporia, Xyrron, The Kingdom of Gamblers, Rising Sakura, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Yellops, Aryan Homeland, Katuda, Weeeest viiiiirginiaaaa, Steampunk Ariel, Pinguioris, Randomcountryland, Khoik, Zecit, Nordliches Stadt, Sounq, Seanat, Aetulia, Perikuresu, Florida Palms, Ariele, Greater Ale Permars, Inspiratus, Liberum Hibernia, Merconitonitopia, Progressitalia, Eternal Dominion, Andanavia, Sopernia, Card Kingdom, Capablanca, Tibus Heth, Paradeavenlisian States, AmManies, United Soviet State of North Amerika, Galom Dasir, Ayuzhhhhh, New Trisone, ChristianVille of the USA, Hellsinky, Amogus Sussy, Vincone Cae, Jancokk, Napnomadia, Laudesia, Holy Marcus Empire, Kastonvia, The Jerichowan Country, Sojenre, Q w e r t y, ForestMythal, Destroedor, Harjad, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Keld, Intelbrazia, Parpyduckland, XD 2, Aenglaland, Aeolist, Federation Terra Australis, The Erie Doctrine, Imperial Pieserged, Jaded Grammarians, Pazair, DarThvadrville, Bongo Mountain, KAP03land, Artelesia, Cobolica, Ohiyo, Regallio, Atrito, Bornodia, Landraya, Veltvalen, Kandorith, The Arverni Lands, Waystar Fujiwara International, Blyskalia, -Azteca Mexico, Bapaving, Batatoland Empire, Gorundu, Gragadoia, Brandilee, Bagojo, Sinelona, GPT-3, Hozhor, Fengate, Eggplant Island, Hops and Malt, Myrenia, Buckerino, Hulldom, Constantinolia, Hoppem, Warhammer Confederation, Raviani, Marganza, Seritatisia, Ardonii, Loli County, Zaldir, Filibustra, Emberty, United Kahndaq, Thought Obliteration, PotatoFarmers, Varisland, Phaedras, Galbadiana, Plangainer, La F, Jupi Utopia, Gildenshtuck, Valiacorkit, Satyrosia, United States of Dictators, Trubirohan, Omicron Persei V111, Leo Islands, Sannius, Napnap, Prevaland, Oannia, Artoriticitys, Dinoium, Klodma, Heilhum Imperius, Selfgradatude, Tape, Kormisia, Nothing Of Value, Tehmistan, Unitarian Universalism, Pinky Queen, Sundorlande, Piura, Testnation223, Scroplia, Miyasaka, Praestania, Communist Beijing Must be China, Surb Clant, Lefevrerismo, Diodone, Smib, Ishtimbine, Bud Prussia, Berke Khan, Alfenheim, Antiyard, Guslantis, Sea Star Islands, Hopenadya, Sechiole, Aekp, Yokciq Empire, Neptunian Military Administration, SteelFists, Meadowfields, Your Own Medicine, Oceania Empire1, Sindika, and Inferior Impor.