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Largest Populations: 5,311th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,066th Largest Black Market: 7,919th
The Queen's State of
New York Times Democracy
A Rather Nice Place
Regional Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
World Benchmark

Overview People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Queen's State of Fort Rae is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, state-planned economy, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-working, democratic population of 16.715 billion Fort Raeans 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 enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Environment, International Aid, and Public Transport. The average income tax rate is 56.0%.

The Fort Raean economy, worth 624 trillion betales 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, quite specialized black market in Gambling, Automobile Manufacturing, Basket Weaving, and Beef-Based Agriculture. 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 37,376 betales, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.2 times as much as the poorest.

Voting is voluntary. Crime is relatively low, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Fort Rae's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Fort Rae is ranked 77,931st in the world and 534th in Ancient Lands for Longest Average Lifespans, with 62.26 Years.

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Largest Populations: 5,311thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,066thLargest Black Market: 7,919thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 12,705thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,617thMost Politically Free: 16,135thHighest Economic Output: 17,361st
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 12th in the regionTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 20th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 49th in the regionLargest Black Market: 50th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 54th in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 72nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 134th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Fort Rae was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Fort Rae was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Fort Rae was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Fort Rae was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Fort Rae was struck by a Cure Missile from The Queen's State of Royal House of Windsor, curing 1 million infected.
  • : Fort Rae's influence in Ancient Lands rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Fort Rae was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : Fort Rae was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Fort Rae was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Fort Rae was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.

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