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Most Influential: 860thBest Weather: 1,683rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,771st
The People's Republic of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
est. Aug 2017
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Population6.265 billion



The People's Republic of Ferte is a colossal, safe nation, remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, absence of drug laws, and compulsory gun ownership. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.265 billion Ferteans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Villalobos. The average income tax rate is 92.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Fertean economy, worth 717 trillion Golds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 114,557 Golds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Signatures have been replaced with illegible scribbles, many mayors are barely in office before being kicked out for minor parking violations, a bill to outlaw math homework has been submitted, and lawyers spend as much time preparing their make-up as they do their briefs. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ferte's national animal is the Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is nonexistent.

Ferte is ranked 19,015th in the world and 254th in 10000 Islands for Lowest Crime Rates, with 81.25 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

Most Influential: 860thBest Weather: 1,683rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,771stTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 2,150thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,209thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,271stMost Advanced Public Education: 2,816thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,677thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,837thRudest Citizens: 4,967thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,247thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,708thMost Developed: 5,813thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,298thSmartest Citizens: 7,548thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,361stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,941stMost Armed: 9,048thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,237thMost Inclusive: 9,598thLargest Governments: 9,659thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,790thTop
Most Secular: 10,498thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,562ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,675thMost Cultured: 13,765thHealthiest Citizens: 14,542ndNicest Citizens: 14,555thMost Efficient Economies: 15,893rdMost Stationary: 15,934thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,458thLowest Crime Rates: 19,015thMost Politically Free: 19,368thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 19,960thMost Compassionate Citizens: 20,249th
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 31st in the regionBest Weather: 33rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 36th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 43rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 48th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 61st in the regionMost Influential: 68th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 75th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 78th in the regionRudest Citizens: 80th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 82nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 96th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 97th in the regionMost Developed: 98th in the regionMost Politically Free: 104th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 106th in the regionTop
Most Armed: 119th in the regionLargest Governments: 124th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 127th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 130th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 138th in the regionMost Stationary: 141st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 149th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 154th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 158th in the regionMost Secular: 173rd in the regionNudest: 178th in the regionMost Inclusive: 190th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 199th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 204th in the regionMost Cultured: 216th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ferte was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of Lisokyo.
  • : Following new legislation in Ferte, lawyers spend as much time preparing their make-up as they do their briefs.
  • : Following new legislation in Ferte, a bill to outlaw math homework has been submitted.
  • : Following new legislation in Ferte, many mayors are barely in office before being kicked out for minor parking violations.
  • : Following new legislation in Ferte, signatures have been replaced with illegible scribbles.
  • : Ferte was reclassified from "Civil Rights Lovefest" to "Left-wing Utopia".
  • : Following new legislation in Ferte, fur coats have become the latest fashion trend.
  • : Ferte was reclassified from "Left-wing Utopia" to "Civil Rights Lovefest".
  • : Following new legislation in Ferte, rural communities are all but disenfranchised as politicians focus all their attention on winning the deciding urban votes.
  • : Following new legislation in Ferte, burning twigs to keep warm while lost in the wild is now a felony.


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