by Max Barry

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Most Secular: 1,240thLowest Crime Rates: 3,362ndMost Influential: 3,780th
The Socialist Monarchy of
Psychotic Dictatorship
You will obey the empire.
Leader
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Fahrul

Population2.423 billion

CapitalStrine

CurrencySolidus
AnimalGolden Hawk

The Socialist Monarchy of Fahrul is a massive, safe nation, renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.423 billion Fahrulians 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Strine. The average income tax rate is 93.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Fahrulian economy, worth 398 trillion Soliduses a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 164,320 Soliduses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Leader is too busy listening to praise to get any work done, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news, police drones follow every suspected Peeping Tom, and women give birth underneath so many blankets that the doctor can't feel the bump. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Fahrul's national animal is the Golden Hawk, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Fahrul is ranked 5,237th in the world and 151st in The East Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 93.41 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Secular: 1,240thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 3,362ndMost Influential: 3,780thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,930thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,316thMost Authoritarian: 4,434thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,986thMost Developed: 5,237thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,544thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,638thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,861stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,984thLargest Governments: 6,075thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,212thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,438thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,870thHealthiest Citizens: 7,038thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,227thSmartest Citizens: 8,732ndMost Advanced Public Education: 9,027thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 10,667thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,795thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,165thMost Conservative: 11,427thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,201stMost Beautiful Environments: 13,395thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,838thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14,224thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,641stMost Extreme: 15,124thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,233rdMost Efficient Economies: 19,001stMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,431st
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Most Secular: 44th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 81st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 82nd in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 140th in the regionLargest Governments: 145th in the regionMost Developed: 151st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 158th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 160th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 160th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 160th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 166th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 200th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 203rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 203rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 207th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 238th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 243rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 253rd in the regionMost Influential: 255th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 266th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 295th in the regionMost Extreme: 299th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 302nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 302nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 308th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 362nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 404th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 417th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 462nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 506th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 542nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 601st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 607th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 611th in the regionMost Conservative: 667th in the regionMost Stationary: 713th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 813th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Fahrul, women give birth underneath so many blankets that the doctor can't feel the bump.
  • : Following new legislation in Fahrul, police drones follow every suspected Peeping Tom.
  • : Following new legislation in Fahrul, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news.
  • : Following new legislation in Fahrul, Leader is too busy listening to praise to get any work done.
  • : Following new legislation in Fahrul, bemused citizens are encouraged to sing foreign-language hymns of religions they have never heard of.
  • : Following new legislation in Fahrul, summer science camps are regularly raided by narcotics police.
  • : Following new legislation in Fahrul, members of the government all have oddly similar anecdotes about their childhoods.
  • : Following new legislation in Fahrul, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Fahrul, students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak.
  • : Following new legislation in Fahrul, cars are banned.

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