by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 271stMost Advanced Public Education: 742ndMost Secular: 1,339th
The Socialist Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
I am destined to lead my children to a brighter future
Comrade Catullus Industrius
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population5.559 billion

CapitalUrbs Magnus et Pulcher
LeaderComrade Catullus Industrius
Faithsocialist realism


The Socialist Republic of Folenz is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Comrade Catullus Industrius with an iron fist, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, state-planned economy, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 5.559 billion Folenzians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Urbs Magnus et Pulcher. The average income tax rate is 98.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Folenzian economy, worth 697 trillion dinars 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 led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Woodchip Exports, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an impressive 125,409 dinars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Women who miscarry have their death-masks displayed in the Wax Museum's "Sociopaths and Serial Killers Exhibit", the nation's new currency features full-length portraits of Comrade Catullus Industrius in ermine and velvet garb, the dish 'poisson avec poison' is only available on the black market, and Comrade Catullus Industrius's opponents have adopted dogs to chase away the mailman. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Folenz's national animal is the Dachshund, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is socialist realism.

Folenz is ranked 239,756th in the world and 9,094th in The North Pacific for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 25.27 Whatever.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 271stMost Advanced Public Education: 742ndMost Secular: 1,339thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,369thMost Influential: 1,426thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,930thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,090thBest Weather: 2,248thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,891stMost Beautiful Environments: 3,609thMost Cultured: 3,720thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,763rdMost Developed: 3,861stLowest Crime Rates: 3,985thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,175thHealthiest Citizens: 4,381stLargest Governments: 4,749thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,072ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,480thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,317thMost Conservative: 9,168thSmartest Citizens: 10,277thMost Authoritarian: 10,301stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,557thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 12,923rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 18,511thMost Pacifist: 19,026thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,169thHighest Average Incomes: 21,312thHighest Poor Incomes: 23,963rd
Most Advanced Public Education: 37th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 66th in the regionMost Secular: 81st in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 97th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 112th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 133rd in the regionBest Weather: 149th in the regionMost Cultured: 194th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 209th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 209th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 218th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 227th in the regionMost Developed: 242nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 249th in the regionLargest Governments: 260th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 268th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 309th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 342nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 399th in the regionMost Conservative: 434th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 437th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 463rd in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 561st in the regionMost Influential: 582nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 682nd in the regionMost Extreme: 914th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, Comrade Catullus Industrius's opponents have adopted dogs to chase away the mailman.
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, the dish 'poisson avec poison' is only available on the black market.
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, the nation's new currency features full-length portraits of Comrade Catullus Industrius in ermine and velvet garb.
  • : Folenz was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Conservative and Most Authoritarian and the Top 10% for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, women who miscarry have their death-masks displayed in the Wax Museum's "Sociopaths and Serial Killers Exhibit".
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, they who do not work shall not eat.
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, Jack Russells have proven to be terrible spies.
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, citizens are expected to be proficient in at least five languages.
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, everyone suspects that everyone else is a terrorist.
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, psychological disorders are a taboo subject.


World Assembly

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