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Forostar

Population36.339 billion

CapitalGorkville
LeaderBecca
FaithWiccan

Currencykopec
AnimalBun Bun

The Empire of Forostar is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Becca with an iron fist, and notable for its compulsory military service, frequent executions, and triple-decker prams. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 36.339 billion Forostarians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gorkville. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 71.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Forostarian economy, worth a remarkable 7,810 trillion kopecs a year, is led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Retail. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 214,928 kopecs, with the richest citizens earning 9.9 times as much as the poorest.

Prominent cultural symbols are featured on the backs of cereal boxes, young and brooding teens are welcomed with open arms to the Dogwarts School of Strangeness and Sorcery, signs of extraterrestrial life are just foreign astronauts evading Forostarian justice, and citizens with artificial limbs are forbidden to serve as beauty pageant judges. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force. Forostar's national animal is the Bun Bun, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Wiccan.

Forostar is ranked 138,586th in the world and 2nd in SWG for Most Income Equality, scoring 10.11 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

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Most Stationary: 83rdLargest Populations: 96thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 156thHighest Economic Output: 609thMost Beautiful Environments: 628thBest Weather: 648thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 811thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,318thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,491stMost Devout: 1,494thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,516thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,635thTop
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Largest Black Market: 1,724thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,895thMost Efficient Economies: 2,079thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,244thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,244thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,331stMost Corrupt Governments: 2,611thLargest Retail Industry: 2,918thLowest Crime Rates: 3,133rdFattest Citizens: 3,240thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,602ndMost Influential: 4,249thHighest Average Incomes: 4,647thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,739thLargest Governments: 5,903rdTop
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Most Developed: 9,376thSafest: 10,393rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,334th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Forostar, citizens with artificial limbs are forbidden to serve as beauty pageant judges.
  • : Following new legislation in Forostar, signs of extraterrestrial life are just foreign astronauts evading Forostarian justice.
  • : Forostar was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Following new legislation in Forostar, young and brooding teens are welcomed with open arms to the Dogwarts School of Strangeness and Sorcery.
  • : Following new legislation in Forostar, prominent cultural symbols are featured on the backs of cereal boxes.
  • : Following new legislation in Forostar, wedding bands come in pairs to form wedding manacles.
  • : Forostar was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Following new legislation in Forostar, an increasingly villainous series of sports coaches are demanding the national mascot's true identity.
  • : Following new legislation in Forostar, the only thing that can pin down a "superhero" is red tape.
  • : Following new legislation in Forostar, Red Cross demand for body bags is rising while sutures go unused.

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