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Most Secular: 4,171stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 14,199thMost Authoritarian: 16,241st
The Democratic Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Well, we tried
Minister of Authoritarianism
Civil Rights
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Southern Fardelshufflestein

Population184 million

AnimalEurasian brown bear

The Democratic Republic of Southern Fardelshufflestein is a very large, safe nation, renowned for its prohibition of alcohol, parental licensing program, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 184 million Southern Fardelshufflesteinians 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 enormous, moralistic, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 69.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Southern Fardelshufflesteinian economy, worth 6.00 trillion schlubs 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 Trout Farming, Furniture Restoration, Basket Weaving, and Arms Manufacturing. 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 32,609 schlubs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The country has unplugged its internet connection to prevent subversive content, re-education centers are being added to most prisons, human resources employees have time for hobbies as harassment is designated "high praise", and cheering flag-waving citizens don't like to think too hard about politics. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Southern Fardelshufflestein's national animal is the Eurasian brown bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Southern Fardelshufflestein is ranked 179,782nd in the world and 15th in The Council of Fardelshufflesteins for Best Weather, with 88 Meters Of Sunlight.

Most Secular: 4,171stTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 14,199thMost Authoritarian: 16,241stMost Income Equality: 19,293rd
Most Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the region

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