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The Free Land of Ferndum

“Plants are pretty great tbh”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Location: Shinka

Regional Influence: Squire


The Free Land of Ferndum is a huge, cultured nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, absence of drug laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 377 million Ferndumians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of A Very Large Fern. The average income tax rate is 38.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Ferndumian economy, worth 6.21 trillion Ferns 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, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Trout Farming, Gambling, and Basket Weaving. 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 16,467 Ferns, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Ambitious "businessmen" use their children to sell and advertise their products, debates on whether toilet seats should be left up or down are increasingly commonplace, artists are pillars of society, and the nation is known abroad mostly for its Parliamentary antics. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Ferndum's national animal is the Caterpiller, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ferndum is ranked 81,943rd in the world and 78th in Shinka for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 38.25 Effective Tax Rate.

Highest Drug Use: 1,783rdTop
Most Income Equality: 11,299thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 12,800thMost Extreme: 19,796th
Highest Drug Use: 1st in the regionTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 4th in the regionMost Income Equality: 8th in the regionTop
Most Extreme: 9th in the regionNudest: 9th in the regionMost Politically Free: 15th in the region

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