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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 431stMost Subsidized Industry: 1,257thLargest Black Market: 1,705th
The Finnish Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Koti, Uskonto ja Isänmaa
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Amsterwald

Population12.412 billion

CapitalHelsinki
LeaderPresident Kai Mykkänen
FaithLutheranism

CurrencyFinnish markka
Animalbrown bear

The Finnish Republic of Amsterwald is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by President Kai Mykkänen with an even hand, and notable for its pith helmet sales, free-roaming dinosaurs, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 12.412 billion Finns have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Helsinki. The average income tax rate is 70.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Finnish economy, worth a remarkable 3,146 trillion Finnish markkaa a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Automobile Manufacturing, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 253,491 Finnish markkaa, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.0 times as much as the poorest.

There has been a series of riots between local cannibals and health food advocates, marketing departments of corporate giants compete to sponsor little league teams, people's charity begins and ends at home, and political loyalty is enforced by way of chemical addiction. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Amsterwald's national animal is the brown bear, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Lutheranism.

Amsterwald is ranked 194,474th in the world and 141st in Commonwealth of Liberty for Highest Food Quality, scoring 7.89 on the Meeshlin-Starr Index.

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 431stMost Subsidized Industry: 1,257thLargest Black Market: 1,705thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,916thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,104thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,269thMost Efficient Economies: 2,275thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,740thHighest Average Incomes: 3,412thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,205thHighest Economic Output: 4,625thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,134thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,624thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,682ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,081stLargest Mining Sector: 7,546thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,564thMost Patriotic: 7,741stMost Developed: 7,817thLargest Retail Industry: 8,284thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,338thSmartest Citizens: 8,576thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,690thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,898thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,016thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,061stMost Armed: 9,201stLargest Governments: 9,621stLowest Crime Rates: 11,024thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 12,685thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,239thHealthiest Citizens: 14,513thMost Cultured: 16,168thMost Secular: 16,437thRudest Citizens: 22,724th
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Largest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 10th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionMost Average: 14th in the regionMost Armed: 15th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15th in the region

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