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Most Inclusive: 3,326th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,587th Highest Poor Incomes: 5,077th
The Confederacy of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
Do you hear the people sing?
Influence
Nipper
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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The First International

Population1.438 billion

CapitalCommune 001
LeaderCommunal Proletarian Board Of Advisors

CurrencyStandard Unit
Animalpanther

The Confederacy of The First International is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Communal Proletarian Board Of Advisors with a fair hand, and notable for its state-planned economy, otherworldly petting zoo, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 1.438 billion First Internationalians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Commune 001. The average income tax rate is 92.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient First Internationalian economy, worth 216 trillion Standard Units a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 150,260 Standard Units, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

No one is worried about government policies any more, if foreigners can hit a spittoon from five paces they get a free holiday to The First International, the government has spent days debating the merits of a petition calling for a ban on sporks, and there are no more heroes any more. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. The First International's national animal is the panther, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The First International is ranked 85,789th in the world and 522nd in The Communist Bloc for Most Influential, scoring 84 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Most Inclusive: 3,326thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,587thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,077thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,237thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,485thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,261stRudest Citizens: 6,628thLargest Governments: 7,297thMost Developed: 7,298thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,378thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,436thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 7,652ndSmartest Citizens: 8,049thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,382ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,485thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,910thMost Cultured: 9,249thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,335thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,596thHealthiest Citizens: 9,663rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,733rdMost Secular: 9,848thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,044thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,321stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,412thBest Weather: 11,336thMost Politically Free: 11,392ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,032ndHighest Average Incomes: 12,260thNudest: 12,381stLargest Publishing Industry: 12,412thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,411thNicest Citizens: 14,396th
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Rudest Citizens: 28th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 33rd in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 43rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 44th in the regionMost Politically Free: 58th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 58th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The First International, there are no more heroes any more.
  • : Following new legislation in The First International, the government has spent days debating the merits of a petition calling for a ban on sporks.
  • : Following new legislation in The First International, if foreigners can hit a spittoon from five paces they get a free holiday to The First International.
  • : Following new legislation in The First International, no one is worried about government policies any more.
  • : Following new legislation in The First International, the "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Commune 001 Times is sold out.
  • : Following new legislation in The First International, young and brooding teens are welcomed with open arms to the Dogwarts School of Strangeness and Sorcery.
  • : Following new legislation in The First International, the government is spending millions on 'trust campaigns' in an effort to win back the public's support.
  • : Following new legislation in The First International, every week is blindness awareness week.
  • : Following new legislation in The First International, the military recognizes no difference between male and female soldiers.
  • : The First International was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.

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