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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,153rdMost Influential: 4,120thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,652nd
The Serene Empire of
Civil Rights Lovefest
People first, profit last.
Empress Katherine Of Forkadia I
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.055 billion

CapitalNew Forksland
LeaderEmpress Katherine Of Forkadia I
FaithThe Cult Of Forks

CurrencyElectronic Fork Credit

The Serene Empire of Forktoon is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Empress Katherine Of Forkadia I with a fair hand, and renowned for its digital currency, anti-smoking policies, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 2.055 billion Forktoonians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Forksland. The average income tax rate is 70.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Forktoonian economy, worth 296 trillion Electronic Fork Credits a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 144,525 Electronic Fork Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Tampons are used as cheap fishing bobbers, weekly religious services often resemble campaign rallies, ministers browse Alright! magazine for fashion tips, and gossip magazines are more interested in astrological stars than celebrity ones. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Forktoon's national animal is the Fork, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Cult Of Forks.

Forktoon is ranked 12,647th in the world and 368th in The East Pacific for Most Beautiful Environments, with 1,414.4 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,153rdMost Influential: 4,120thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,652ndNicest Citizens: 5,935thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,980thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,253rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,506thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,726thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,030thHealthiest Citizens: 7,991stMost Inclusive: 8,202ndLongest Average Lifespans: 8,688thBest Weather: 9,079thLargest Retail Industry: 9,096thMost Pacifist: 9,145thMost Developed: 9,344thSmartest Citizens: 9,828thMost Efficient Economies: 10,307thMost Cultured: 10,419thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,242ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,410thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,705thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 12,647thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,938thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,391stHighest Average Incomes: 15,480thLargest Governments: 16,821stMost Subsidized Industry: 17,144thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,487thLowest Crime Rates: 21,233rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,686thMost Secular: 24,185th
Largest Information Technology Sector: 153rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 166th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 170th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 182nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 194th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 200th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 226th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 244th in the regionMost Inclusive: 253rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 268th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 269th in the regionMost Cultured: 271st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 274th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 278th in the regionMost Influential: 281st in the regionBest Weather: 283rd in the regionMost Developed: 285th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 289th in the regionMost Pacifist: 309th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 332nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 346th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 357th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 368th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 444th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 455th in the regionLargest Governments: 476th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 500th in the regionMost Politically Free: 544th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 547th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 612th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 638th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 643rd in the region

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