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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 7,918thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,936thHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,362nd
The Holy Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Viva le Franshire!
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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New Franshire

Population343 million

CapitalLuxemich

CurrencyReich Francs
AnimalArmed Falcon

The Holy Empire of New Franshire is a huge, cultured nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, soft-spoken computers, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 343 million Luxemich Citizens 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 juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Luxemich. The average income tax rate is 30.0%.

The frighteningly efficient New Franshirean economy, worth 37.4 trillion Reich Francs 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 slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Retail. 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 impressive 108,979 Reich Francs, with the richest citizens earning 5.1 times as much as the poorest.

Hell is not always other people, agriculture is heavily subsidized by the government, the nation threatens sanctions on islands only visible at low tide, and human tissue is grown in vats as a delicacy as well as for transplants. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Franshire's national animal is the Armed Falcon, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

New Franshire is ranked 218,130th in the world and 1,718th in 10000 Islands for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring zero on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 7,918thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,936thHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,362ndLargest Insurance Industry: 11,476thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,909thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,581stLargest Mining Sector: 17,112thMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,945thLargest Retail Industry: 19,040thMost Developed: 20,632ndMost Corrupt Governments: 22,940thMost Authoritarian: 23,268thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23,441stMost Influential: 23,580thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 23,607thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 24,020thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 24,768th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 112th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 125th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 137th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 148th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 156th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 157th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 172nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 193rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 196th in the region

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