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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 507th Most Influential: 939th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,048th
The Kingdom of
Compulsory Consumerist State
For now must we in bequest evermore
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Kingdom of Foraldn is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by King Gordon XII with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, anti-smoking policies, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.63 billion Foralders are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ennington. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 26.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Foraldnian economy, worth 553 trillion British Pounds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 152,419 British Pounds, with the richest citizens earning 8.5 times as much as the poorest.

Atheists on vacation find a major religion's scriptures make useful doorstops, bemused citizens are encouraged to sing foreign-language hymns of religions they have never heard of, cub scouts are being asked to hand in their woggles as the state withdraws funding for scouting, and no one born in Foraldn can fix a leaky faucet. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Foraldn's national animal is the Sparrow, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is a major religion.

Foraldn is ranked 121,576th in the world and 5,890th in The North Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -6.48 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 507thMost Influential: 939thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,048thTop
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Most Devout: 4,723rdLargest Retail Industry: 6,331stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,410thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,960thTop
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Most Developed: 9,587thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,282ndMost Corrupt Governments: 10,355thHighest Average Incomes: 10,697thLargest Black Market: 11,201stMost Beautiful Environments: 12,494thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,564thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,712thMost Efficient Economies: 14,037thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,829thMost Cultured: 15,002ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,174th
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 41st in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 168th in the regionLargest Black Market: 230th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 275th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 299th in the regionMost Influential: 313th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 342nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 354th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 385th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 435th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 435th in the regionMost Stationary: 438th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 470th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 485th in the regionMost Developed: 501st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 570th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 585th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 596th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 601st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 654th in the regionMost Cultured: 705th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 710th in the regionLargest Populations: 743rd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 116 » Guslantis, Notyoutopia, Lionia, Apetopia, The Rossinite Empire, Selfgradatude, Sunto, Ceretis, HMS Unicorn, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, The Swedish Republic of New Kenya, South Isles, Syrixia, The Isle of Grossmania, SillyString, Malvad, Francovania, Bharathvarsh, Pasargad, Chinstralia, The Galactic Triumvirate, Yaorozu, Meritdom, Frances Francis the First of France, Elspeth and Samina, Unimaginable Doom, Zyvetskistaahn, Arrivederci, Yeraennus, Soverenia, Calamazo, Shadowrik, Vegetarian States, Xentherida, Sil Dorsett, New Lakemba, Walter Jackson, Great Bights Mum, Novare Res, Wisconsota, Avalon, Holy Oranz, Gorinchem and Hoog-Hoornaar, Vantaria, American MapleStory, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Republic of Dixie, Typify, Wineclaw, Sankami, and 66 others.Reannia, Celreostia, Halcon siveriano, Techislovakia, Malta Comino Gozo, Morrn, Empy, Siwale, The Democratic Republic of Tomb, Religioncord, Indereac Lanx, West Magellis, Upper Portlandia, Solestia, Kingdom of Space, Enosville, Ovsterland, Vazali, OPArsenal, Kaschovia, Lord Ravenclaw, Valdr, Arcadia of Kasterborous, Southern Stroraia, Empire of the Dark Lords of the Sith, Upper Sam Dodovi, Alice Gardens, Omicron Persei V111, The Mazur Empire, Pallaith, Rukonia, Fabianbourg, Kwaj, Coemgen, Amerian States, Lupus Imperium, Puczovska, ABC, General COE, Moristia, Friently, Hong Kong Empire, Jenner-Kardash, South Grand Mountain, Lavanania, Shin-Hachioji, Faxfleet, Cleoskye, Diodone, Victoriaans Nederlands, Anima Proxa, Kizja, Sanjurika, Zedeya, Rylam, Kobagia, McMasterdonia, Forunte, Yukti, Plembobria, Marsh Castle, Sheppey, Paxiosolange, Brandenburg-Magdeburg, Zemnaya Svoboda, and Prevaland.

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