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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,142ndLargest Gambling Industry: 17,434thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 21,042nd
The Devil Went Down to Georgia of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Feeling the burn.
Influence
Duckspeaker
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Few

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Not Frenchy 89

Population1.934 billion

CurrencyYaf
AnimalHound

The Devil Went Down to Georgia of Not Frenchy 89 is a massive, safe nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, soft-spoken computers, and state-planned economy. The cynical population of 1.934 billion Not Frenchy 89ians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Defense, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 16.5%.

The Not Frenchy 89ian economy, worth 86.7 trillion Yafs 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, fairly diversified black market in Gambling, Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, 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 44,853 Yafs, with the richest citizens earning 5.2 times as much as the poorest.

Commemoration of the Great Lamnarland War costs almost as much as the war itself, caroling is considered a public disturbance, the entire entry for Not Frenchy 89 in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the World reads 'mostly harmless', and counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Not Frenchy 89's national animal is the Hound, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Not Frenchy 89 is ranked 134,395th in the world and 4th in Lamnarland for Most Developed, scoring 53.97 on the Human Development Index.

Top
5%
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,142ndTop
10%
Largest Gambling Industry: 17,434thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 21,042ndMost Pacifist: 21,342nd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Not Frenchy 89's influence in Lamnarland rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Not Frenchy 89's influence in Lamnarland rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
  • : Not Frenchy 89's influence in Lamnarland rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • : Not Frenchy 89's influence in Lamnarland rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
  • : Not Frenchy 89's influence in Lamnarland rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Not Frenchy 89's influence in Lamnarland rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Following new legislation in Not Frenchy 89, counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients.
  • : Following new legislation in Not Frenchy 89, the entire entry for Not Frenchy 89 in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the World reads 'mostly harmless'.
  • : Following new legislation in Not Frenchy 89, caroling is considered a public disturbance.
  • : Following new legislation in Not Frenchy 89, commemoration of the Great Lamnarland War costs almost as much as the war itself.

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