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The ✠ Grand Empire ✠ of Friently

“For the Emperor, For Friently, For the Empire!”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Location: The North Pacific

Regional Influence: Minnow

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The ✠ Grand Empire ✠ of Friently is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Emperor Bryan von Friently-Hannover VII with an iron fist, and notable for its national health service, free-roaming dinosaurs, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 7.594 billion Imperial 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 is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Law & Order also on the agenda, while International Aid and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Imperial Münich. The average income tax rate is 91.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Imperial Friently economy, worth a remarkable 2,126 trillion ReichsEuros 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing and Information Technology. 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 amazing 280,084 ReichsEuros, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Failure to pay the thrice-daily homage to the divine Emperor Bryan von Friently-Hannover VII is punishable by death, it is written that heretics die and Emperor Bryan von Friently-Hannover VII laughs, pro-democracy protesters are shot on sight by state police, and policemen regularly conduct midnight raids on closed donut shops to 'collect evidence'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Friently's national animal is the German Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is The Twin Angels.

Friently is ranked 101st in the world and 10th in The North Pacific for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector, scoring 132,672.15 on the Charon Conveyancy Index.

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 93rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 101stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 194thLargest Black Market: 1,016thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 2,319thHighest Average Incomes: 2,482ndHighest Poor Incomes: 2,708thLargest Insurance Industry: 4,969thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,607thLargest Governments: 5,704thLowest Crime Rates: 7,250thHighest Economic Output: 7,278thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,438thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,698thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,163rdMost Authoritarian: 9,343rdMost Conservative: 10,541stTop
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Most Influential: 12,219thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,080thMost Armed: 13,402ndMost Stationary: 13,862ndLongest Average Lifespans: 17,284thMost Advanced Public Education: 21,261stSmartest Citizens: 21,800thMost Developed: 22,632nd
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 8th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Black Market: 41st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 93rd in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 113th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 149th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 199th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 218th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 268th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 274th in the regionLargest Governments: 300th in the regionMost Stationary: 312th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 365th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 382nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 432nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 461st in the regionMost Armed: 472nd in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 537th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 738th in the regionLargest Populations: 823rd in the regionMost Extreme: 834th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 974th in the region

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