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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,730th Largest Manufacturing Sector: 5,187th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,974th
The Imperial Confederacy of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Vater und Sohn, Tochter und Mutter
Influence
Unproven
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Franchestolia

Population622 million

CapitalKarlsbro-Polisia City

CurrencyFranchestolian Mark
AnimalFranchestolian Red Goshawk

The Imperial Confederacy of Franchestolia is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its compulsory military service, smutty television, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 622 million Franchestolians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Administration also on the agenda, while International Aid is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Karlsbro-Polisia City. The average income tax rate is 66.3%.

The all-consuming Franchestolian economy, worth 76.8 trillion Franchestolian Marks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 123,424 Franchestolian Marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.1 times as much as the poorest.

Editorials that criticize the government are legally obligated to display the "pants on fire" warning, industry tycoons rarely hide their misdeeds due to the government's habit of bailing them out, hand-to-hand combat experience is udderly essential for all dairy ranchers, and the nation's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Franchestolia's national animal is the Franchestolian Red Goshawk, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Franchestolia is ranked 8,004th in the world and 35th in Yggdrasil for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 10,394.71 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,730thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 5,187thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,974thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,004thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 9,977thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,842ndLargest Mining Sector: 13,923rdLargest Welfare Programs: 14,231st
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 11th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 17th in the regionMost Conservative: 18th in the region

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