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Largest Information Technology Sector: 34th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 122nd Largest Black Market: 287th
The Exarchate of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Droit au but
Influence
Squire
Jarl of Regional Affairs
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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French Albania

Population10.998 billion

CapitalAgde
LeaderSeraphin Makroleon
FaithThe Massilian Mysteries

Currencyfrek
AnimalKairosean Eagle

The Exarchate of French Albania is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Seraphin Makroleon with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, free-roaming dinosaurs, and soft-spoken computers. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 10.998 billion Arbanians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Agde. The average income tax rate is 68.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Arbanian economy, worth a remarkable 3,813 trillion freks 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Information Technology, Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Tourism. 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 an amazing 346,737 freks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There's some really clean windows in Arbanian houses, Seraphin Makroleon claims to know what infants are thinking, the dessert 'Death by Chocolate' isn't the most lethal dish on the menu, and first-time moms are expected to be experienced parents from day one. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. French Albania's national animal is the Kairosean Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Massilian Mysteries.

French Albania is ranked 91,626th in the world and 198th in Wintreath for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 56.86 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 34thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 122ndLargest Black Market: 287thHighest Poor Incomes: 392ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 596thMost Scientifically Advanced: 645thMost Corrupt Governments: 691stHighest Average Incomes: 1,003rdLargest Publishing Industry: 1,451stTop
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Smartest Citizens: 2,212thMost Cultured: 2,324thHighest Economic Output: 2,463rdMost Advanced Public Education: 3,559thMost Efficient Economies: 4,067thLowest Crime Rates: 4,339thMost Secular: 4,982ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,144thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,014thMost Stationary: 6,329thLargest Retail Industry: 6,353rdRudest Citizens: 6,555thLargest Governments: 6,897thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,127thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,784thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,004thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,147thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,215thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,288thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,361stTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 9,185thMost Developed: 9,281stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,983rdMost Influential: 10,927thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,435thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,649th
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Most Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 12th in the regionMost Secular: 15th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 15th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 17th in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 18th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 18th in the regionRudest Citizens: 20th in the regionLargest Governments: 22nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 24th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 26th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 28th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 28th in the regionLargest Populations: 30th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 31st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 31st in the regionMost Developed: 32nd in the regionMost Influential: 32nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 33rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : French Albania lodged a message on the Wintreath Regional Message Board.
  • : French Albania's influence in Wintreath fell from "Apprentice" to "Squire".
  • : Following new legislation in French Albania, first-time moms are expected to be experienced parents from day one.
  • : Following new legislation in French Albania, the dessert 'Death by Chocolate' isn't the most lethal dish on the menu.
  • : Following new legislation in French Albania, Seraphin Makroleon claims to know what infants are thinking.
  • : French Albania was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in French Albania, there's some really clean windows in Arbanian houses.
  • : Following new legislation in French Albania, beating enemies to death with a baseball bat is legal if done within nine innings.
  • : Following new legislation in French Albania, the government considers it a sacred duty to video bikini-clad beach swimmers.
  • : French Albania was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.

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