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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 152ndMost Influential: 253rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,920th
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Fendlium

Population3.805 billion

CapitalInvercauld
LeaderKing Paul II
FaithFendlicanism

CurrencyFendlian Dollar
AnimalWild Boar

The Benevolent Kingdom of Fendlium is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Paul II with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, avowedly heterosexual populace, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 3.805 billion Fendlians 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Administration also on the agenda, while International Aid is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Invercauld. The average income tax rate is 83.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Fendlian economy, worth 685 trillion Fendlian Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 180,222 Fendlian Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Maxtopian tourists make expensive pilgrimages to Invercauld to enjoy their national art, the newest East Lebatuckese coins have "long live East Lebatuck" on heads and "death to Fendlium" on tails, vital intelligence-gathering activities are put on hold as agents return home for seduction training and advanced poker instruction, and it isn't only obsequious grandees who produce a lot of manure at state occasions. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Fendlium's national animal is the Wild Boar, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Fendlicanism.

Fendlium is ranked 211,364th in the world and 9,530th in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -189.14 on the Hayek Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 152ndMost Influential: 253rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,920thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,822ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,861stMost Devout: 3,182ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,408thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,800thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,558thLowest Crime Rates: 5,764thMost Cultured: 6,125thLargest Black Market: 6,793rdMost Subsidized Industry: 7,144thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,280thMost Efficient Economies: 7,424thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,493rdHighest Average Incomes: 8,408thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,778thLargest Governments: 8,854thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,209thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,630thHealthiest Citizens: 10,126thMost Developed: 10,825thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 11,856thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,629thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,974thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,217thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 20,347thSmartest Citizens: 20,556thMost Authoritarian: 21,175th
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Most Influential: 72nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 92nd in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 125th in the regionMost Devout: 126th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 127th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 127th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 140th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 225th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 254th in the regionLargest Black Market: 281st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 283rd in the regionMost Cultured: 310th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 363rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 399th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 408th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 416th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 435th in the regionLargest Governments: 446th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 464th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 516th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 556th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 565th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 626th in the regionMost Developed: 633rd in the regionMost Stationary: 772nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 798th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 900th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 901st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 911th in the region

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