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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 771stLargest Agricultural Sector: 884thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,796th
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Moralistic Democracy Narrow-Minded Backwoodsy Bigots
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Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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First And Only Archive

Population7.361 billion

CapitalArchive Prime
LeaderOneself
FaithPrimum Mobile

CurrencyCrown
AnimalOne

The Only of First And Only Archive is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Oneself with an even hand, and remarkable for its zero percent divorce rate, unlimited-speed roads, and disturbing lack of elderly people. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 7.361 billion Firsts are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Archive Prime. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 34.4%.

The frighteningly efficient First And Only Archivean economy, worth a remarkable 1,636 trillion Crowns a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Furniture Restoration. 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 an amazing 222,306 Crowns, with the richest citizens earning 6.3 times as much as the poorest.

Heretic deviants are free to practice their deviance outside of First And Only Archive, escargots have lost their charm ever since they started to be called 'cooked land snails', foreign lack of enthusiasm for First And Only Archivean nose-flute disco metal is seen as a reasonable casus belli, and scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. First And Only Archive's national animal is the One, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Primum Mobile.

First And Only Archive is ranked 157,021st in the world and 64th in Right to Life for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring -3.16 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 771stLargest Agricultural Sector: 884thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,796thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,857thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,873rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,958thTop
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Most Armed: 2,360thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,923rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,117thMost Devout: 3,349thLargest Black Market: 3,505thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,171stHealthiest Citizens: 4,520thHighest Average Incomes: 4,729thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,939thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,001stLowest Crime Rates: 7,457thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,744thMost Efficient Economies: 9,357thHighest Economic Output: 9,792ndTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,929thSmartest Citizens: 13,261stBest Weather: 15,497thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,472ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,689thLargest Governments: 17,971stLargest Mining Sector: 19,742ndMost Subsidized Industry: 21,323rdMost Developed: 21,472ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22,125th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in First And Only Archive, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes.
  • : Following new legislation in First And Only Archive, foreign lack of enthusiasm for First And Only Archivean nose-flute disco metal is seen as a reasonable casus belli.
  • : Following new legislation in First And Only Archive, escargots have lost their charm ever since they started to be called 'cooked land snails'.
  • : Following new legislation in First And Only Archive, heretic deviants are free to practice their deviance outside of First And Only Archive.
  • : Following new legislation in First And Only Archive, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway.
  • : First And Only Archive's influence in Right to Life rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : First And Only Archive was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : Following new legislation in First And Only Archive, citizens are exhausted from weekly general elections.
  • : Following new legislation in First And Only Archive, the government is pouring money into 'Operation Enduring Democracy'.
  • : Following new legislation in First And Only Archive, gun ownership is compulsory.

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