by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 7,707th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,554th Most Corrupt Governments: 12,045th
The Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Vater und Sohn, Tochter und Mutter
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Population282 million

CapitalPolisia City

CurrencyFranchestolian Daru
AnimalFranchestolian Red Hawk

The Empire of Franchestolia is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its frequent executions, ritual sacrifices, and triple-decker prams. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 282 million Franchestolians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Polisia City. The average income tax rate is 56.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Franchestolian economy, worth 25.1 trillion Franchestolian Darus 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 large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Uranium Mining. 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 88,993 Franchestolian Darus, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Parents who fail mandatory parenting classes risk having their children taken away, tourists are kicked out if they express interest in their national sport, Franchestolia successfully hosted the Sonindia Olympics, and children are sent to either religious or secular schools. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Franchestolia's national animal is the Franchestolian Red Hawk, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Franchestolia is ranked 17,407th in the world and 15th in Sonindia for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 4,619.98 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 7,707thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,554thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 12,045thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,602ndMost Authoritarian: 13,832ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,047thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,527th
Most Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 8th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15th in the region

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