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Most Authoritarian: 219thMost Primitive: 249thMost Ignorant Citizens: 461st
The Holy Federation of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Truth prevails
Influence
Dominator
Governor
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Struggling
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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New Fernia

Population4.06 billion

CapitalFerncliffe
LeaderCarter Rowland
FaithFennism

Currencypound
Animalmountain dragon

The Holy Federation of New Fernia is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Carter Rowland with an iron fist, and remarkable for its closed borders, ubiquitous missile silos, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.06 billion New Fernians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized morass — prioritizes Law & Order, although Defense and Spirituality are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ferncliffe. The average income tax rate is 77.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but sluggish New Fernian economy, worth 118 trillion pounds 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, highly specialized black market in Uranium Mining, Arms Manufacturing, 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 29,231 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Children's bedrooms are often decorated with posters of successful accountants, the working classes live and die on the fields of the farming communes, gift baskets often contain working nukes, and nations across the world are quick to praise Carter Rowland's good looks and intellectual prowess. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. New Fernia's national animal is the mountain dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Fennism.

New Fernia is ranked 53,098th in the world and 2nd in Flygon for Largest Governments, scoring 20.74 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

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Most Authoritarian: 219thMost Primitive: 249thMost Ignorant Citizens: 461stMost Conservative: 919thMost Devout: 1,166thMost Extreme: 1,322ndTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,572ndNudest: 4,571stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,089thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,180thTop
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Most Patriotic: 15,150thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18,987thBest Weather: 19,442ndLowest Crime Rates: 20,086thHighest Average Tax Rates: 22,994thLargest Black Market: 23,978thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 27,987th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : New Fernia's influence in Flygon rose from "Superpower" to "Dominator".
  • : New Fernia updated the World Factbook entry in Flygon.
  • : New Fernia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Patriotic, Largest Black Market, Most Beautiful Environments, and Highest Foreign Aid Spending and the Top 5% for Highest Economic Output.
  • : New Fernia lodged a message on the Fern Regional Message Board.
  • : New Fernia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Patriotic.
  • : Following new legislation in New Fernia, nations across the world are quick to praise Carter Rowland's good looks and intellectual prowess.
  • : Following new legislation in New Fernia, gift baskets often contain working nukes.
  • : Following new legislation in New Fernia, the working classes live and die on the fields of the farming communes.
  • : Following new legislation in New Fernia, children's bedrooms are often decorated with posters of successful accountants.
  • : Following new legislation in New Fernia, stoogery and pratfalls are about as scathingly clever as New Fernian humor gets.

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