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Most Authoritarian: 4thMost Conservative: 13thMost Income Equality: 22nd
The Only Thing There Is to Fear of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
All is well.
Influence
Eminence Grise
Founder
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Basket Case
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Fear Itself

Population37.333 billion

Currencyphobia
Animalspider

The Only Thing There Is to Fear of Fear Itself is a gargantuan, safe nation, notable for its state-planned economy, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 37.333 billion Fear Itselfians 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 enormous, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Environment, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 73.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but stagnant Fear Itselfian economy, worth 288 trillion phobias a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in 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 7,737 phobias, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is avowedly atheist, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry, organ donation is compulsory, and all industry is owned and run by the government. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Fear Itself's national animal is the spider.

Fear Itself is ranked 204,253rd in the world and 40th in Rejected Realms for Most Politically Free, scoring zero on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Most Authoritarian: 4thMost Conservative: 13thMost Income Equality: 22ndMost Stationary: 33rdMost Extreme: 180thLargest Populations: 323rdTop
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Most Influential: 6,829thMost Ignorant Citizens: 9,211th
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Most Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Fear Itself was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Fear Itself was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Fear Itself was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates and Most Pacifist.
  • : Fear Itself's influence in Rejected Realms fell from "Powerbroker" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : Fear Itself's influence in Rejected Realms rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".
  • : Fear Itself was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Fear Itself was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Dead and the Top 5% for Most Zombified.
  • : Fear Itself was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Survivors.
  • : Fear Itself's influence in Rejected Realms fell from "Powerbroker" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : Fear Itself's influence in Rejected Realms rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".

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