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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,352nd Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,825th Largest Publishing Industry: 3,093rd
The 3rd Balkan Republic of
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Fordana

Population9.334 billion

CapitalConstantinople
LeaderDual Presidents Clark and Kyler
FaithEuropean Orthodox

Currencygold penny
Animalcardinal

The 3rd Balkan Republic of Fordana is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Dual Presidents Clark and Kyler with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, unlimited-speed roads, and compulsory gun ownership. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 9.334 billion Fordans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, corrupt, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Constantinople. The average income tax rate is 72.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Fordan economy, worth a remarkable 1,687 trillion gold pennies a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 180,810 gold pennies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Every new toxic waste dump comes with a seal of approval from the government's science advisor, coffee cups have grown in size to accommodate the huge ingredients list, practising saying 'how now brown cow' is an essential part of holiday planning, and economists have been named Invertebrates of the Year. Crime is totally unknown. Fordana's national animal is the cardinal, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is European Orthodox.

Fordana is ranked 9,873rd in the world and 2nd in Official European Union for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 1,737.41 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,825thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,093rdMost Rebellious Youth: 3,151stMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,602ndMost Subsidized Industry: 3,729thMost Inclusive: 3,864thMost Efficient Economies: 3,966thHealthiest Citizens: 4,120thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,804thNicest Citizens: 5,014thMost Cultured: 5,418thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,843rdSmartest Citizens: 6,293rdMost Developed: 6,645thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,816thHighest Economic Output: 7,223rdHighest Average Incomes: 7,612thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 9,480thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,514thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,873rdLargest Governments: 10,694thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,946thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,232ndMost Advanced Public Education: 13,442ndMost Politically Free: 14,052ndLowest Crime Rates: 15,217thMost Stationary: 15,375th
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the region

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