by Max Barry

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,160th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 7,352nd Largest Manufacturing Sector: 11,069th
The Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
Vater und Sohn, Tochter und Mutter
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Population306 million

CapitalPolisia City

CurrencyFranchestolian Daru
AnimalFranchestolian Red Goshawk

The Empire of Franchestolia is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 306 million Franchestolians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Polisia City. The average income tax rate is 57.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Franchestolian economy, worth 28.0 trillion Franchestolian Darus 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, Basket Weaving, and 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 91,352 Franchestolian Darus, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Political activists are routinely executed, the Hanging Gardens account for half of Polisia City's water use, doctors spend more time writing sick notes than caring for the sick, and public incontinence is a growing problem amongst the nation's women. 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 132,719th in the world and 115th in Sonindia for Highest Drug Use, scoring 35 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,160thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,352ndTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 11,069thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,662ndMost Authoritarian: 13,123rdLargest Welfare Programs: 15,051stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,160thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,706th
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 6th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Black Market: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 15th in the region

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