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Largest Populations: 1,084thHighest Economic Output: 2,190thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,325th
The Cacaphony of
Father Knows Best State
Sing, and the world runs away from you screaming
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Folksong Army

Population35.319 billion

Currencykruzmark
Animalgoldfish

The Cacaphony of The Folksong Army is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 35.319 billion Folksong Armyians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 43.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Folksong Armyian economy, worth a remarkable 4,760 trillion kruzmarks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Basket Weaving, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 134,789 kruzmarks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.3 times as much as the poorest.

The nation turns a blind eye to human rights abuses in its quest for athletic supremacy, any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property, only toddlers and the elderly watch television before 23:00, and East Lebatuckese astronauts' favorite game during downtime on the Multinational Space Station is 'I Spy'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Folksong Army's national animal is the goldfish, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

The Folksong Army is ranked 206,823rd in the world and 44th in Antarctica for Most Politically Free, scoring 18.29 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Largest Populations: 1,084thHighest Economic Output: 2,190thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,325thTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,773rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,562ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,607thLargest Mining Sector: 11,935thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 12,959thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,115thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 15,209thMost Cultured: 16,332ndSafest: 17,249thMost Developed: 17,858thHighest Average Incomes: 18,213thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,416thMost Efficient Economies: 20,825thHighest Poor Incomes: 22,047thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 22,230th
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Folksong Army was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : The Folksong Army was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : The Folksong Army was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector and the Top 5% for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : The Folksong Army was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in The Folksong Army, East Lebatuckese astronauts' favorite game during downtime on the Multinational Space Station is 'I Spy'.
  • : The Folksong Army was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
  • : The Folksong Army was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
  • : The Folksong Army was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Survivors and the Top 10% for Most Dead.
  • : The Folksong Army was struck by a Mk I (Immunizer) Cure Missile from The Omnipotent Consortium of Athani, curing 1 million infected.
  • : The Folksong Army was struck by a Mk I (Immunizer) Cure Missile from The Omnipotent Consortium of Athani, curing 1 million infected.

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