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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 272ndMost Advanced Public Education: 770thMost Secular: 1,138th
The Socialist Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists Champions of Commerce
I am destined to lead my children to a brighter future
Comrade Catullus Industrius
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Folenz

Population5.571 billion

CapitalUrbs Magnus et Pulcher
LeaderComrade Catullus Industrius
Faithsocialist realism

Currencydinar
AnimalDachshund

The Socialist Republic of Folenz is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Comrade Catullus Industrius with an iron fist, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, infamous sell-swords, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 5.571 billion Folenzians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Urbs Magnus et Pulcher. The average income tax rate is 98.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Folenzian economy, worth 703 trillion dinars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Woodchip Exports, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an impressive 126,291 dinars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Foreign militias and child smuggling rings will always love Comrade Catullus Industrius, journalists giggle uncontrollably while reporting the nation's drug bonfires, a signed affidavit from a prominent anti-corruption advocate declares that she is in fact a crook after all, and children who believe in the tooth fairy are frequently shipped off to Bigtopia. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Folenz's national animal is the Dachshund, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is socialist realism.

Folenz is ranked 41,599th in the world and 1,970th in The North Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 5,205.8 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 272ndMost Advanced Public Education: 770thMost Secular: 1,138thMost Influential: 1,367thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,414thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,972ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,080thBest Weather: 2,264thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,790thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,617thMost Cultured: 3,725thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,790thMost Developed: 3,837thLowest Crime Rates: 4,008thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,203rdHealthiest Citizens: 4,378thLargest Governments: 4,673rdMost Corrupt Governments: 6,776thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,588thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,277thMost Conservative: 9,886thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,939thSmartest Citizens: 10,169thMost Authoritarian: 10,610thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 12,912thMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,794thHighest Average Incomes: 21,039thMost Compassionate Citizens: 22,290thHighest Poor Incomes: 23,689thMost Pacifist: 23,801st
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Most Advanced Public Education: 37th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 66th in the regionMost Secular: 67th in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 97th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 111th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 127th in the regionBest Weather: 150th in the regionMost Cultured: 193rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 209th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 210th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 218th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 231st in the regionMost Developed: 241st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 251st in the regionLargest Governments: 257th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 269th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 314th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 326th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 384th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 452nd in the regionMost Conservative: 463rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 466th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 557th in the regionMost Influential: 557th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 683rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 945th in the regionMost Extreme: 947th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Folenz voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Kelssek".
  • : Folenz voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Long-Term Storage Of Produced Waste".
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, children who believe in the tooth fairy are frequently shipped off to Bigtopia.
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, a signed affidavit from a prominent anti-corruption advocate declares that he is in fact a crook after all.
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, journalists giggle uncontrollably while reporting the nation's drug bonfires.
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, foreign militias and child smuggling rings will always love Comrade Catullus Industrius.
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, praying before a battle is a court-martial offence.
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, pregnant women get a lot of evil glares from fellow passengers when leaving the country.
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, trails to natural wonders are littered with trash from reality film crews.
  • : Folenz was endorsed by The Holy Conservative Empire of The Republic of Free Peoples.

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