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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 7,740th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,332nd Most Corrupt Governments: 12,055th
The Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship Communist Dictatorship
Vater und Sohn, Tochter und Mutter
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Franchestolia

Population275 million

CapitalPolisia City

CurrencyFranchestolian Daru
AnimalFranchestolian Red Hawk

The Empire of Franchestolia is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its compulsory military service, enslaved workforce, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 275 million Franchestolians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Polisia City. The average income tax rate is 55.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Franchestolian economy, worth 24.4 trillion Franchestolian Darus 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 large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Basket Weaving, 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 88,807 Franchestolian Darus, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Exceptionally talented workers are praised more than Revolutionary heroes, parents who fail mandatory parenting classes risk having their children taken away, tourists are kicked out if they express interest in their national sport, and Franchestolia successfully hosted the Sonindia Olympics. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Franchestolia's national animal is the Franchestolian Red Hawk, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Franchestolia is ranked 69,355th in the world and 66th in Sonindia for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 71.17 Workforce Participation Rate.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 7,740thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,332ndTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 12,055thMost Authoritarian: 13,358thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,765thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,046thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,384th
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Most Authoritarian: 8th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15th in the region

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