by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 289thMost Advanced Public Education: 750thMost Influential: 1,014th
The Socialist Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
I am destined to lead my children to a brighter future
Comrade Catullus Industrius
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population5.706 billion

CapitalUrbs Magnus et Pulcher
LeaderComrade Catullus Industrius
Faithsocialist realism


The Socialist Republic of Folenz is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Comrade Catullus Industrius with an iron fist, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 5.706 billion Folenzians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Urbs Magnus et Pulcher. The average income tax rate is 98.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Folenzian economy, worth 717 trillion dinars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Woodchip Exports, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 125,689 dinars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Panicking criminals no longer flush contraband down the toilet, Folenzian watches are often the only thing to survive a disaster intact, government officials have to mortgage their homes to make ends meet, and aeroplanes have been converted into housing units after all air travel was outlawed. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Folenz's national animal is the Dachshund, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is socialist realism.

Folenz is ranked 237,542nd in the world and 9,507th in The North Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 3.47 Obesity Rate.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 289thMost Advanced Public Education: 750thMost Influential: 1,014thMost Secular: 1,149thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,467thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,018thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,167thBest Weather: 2,170thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,203rdTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 3,563rdMost Beautiful Environments: 3,652ndLongest Average Lifespans: 3,690thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,040thMost Developed: 4,077thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,309thMost Cultured: 4,317thHealthiest Citizens: 4,564thLargest Governments: 4,652ndMost Authoritarian: 4,707thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,943rdMost Conservative: 6,698thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,482ndMost Subsidized Industry: 8,580thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,634thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,916thSmartest Citizens: 11,661stTop
Most Efficient Economies: 13,603rdMost Extreme: 19,492ndHighest Average Incomes: 21,286th
Most Advanced Public Education: 37th in the regionMost Secular: 67th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 68th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 104th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 106th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 109th in the regionBest Weather: 147th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 196th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 201st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 214th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 223rd in the regionMost Cultured: 226th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 230th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 255th in the regionLargest Governments: 257th in the regionMost Developed: 258th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 275th in the regionMost Extreme: 282nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 294th in the regionMost Conservative: 309th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 320th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 363rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 380th in the regionMost Influential: 382nd in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 489th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 598th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 642nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 720th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 940th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, aeroplanes have been converted into housing units after all air travel was outlawed.
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, government officials have to mortgage their homes to make ends meet.
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, Folenzian watches are often the only thing to survive a disaster intact.
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, panicking criminals no longer flush contraband down the toilet.
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, Folenzians are wondering where have all the flowers gone.
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, criminals and college students are taking an interest in the government's new weed-killing program.
  • : Folenz endorsed The Federal Islamic Republic of Cereskia.
  • : Folenz was endorsed by The Federal Islamic Republic of Cereskia.
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, anti-environmentalist dissidents must beware of government plants in their midst.
  • : Following new legislation in Folenz, space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 352 » Republica Guilleana, Ethnon, North Bratislava, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Ellbonnia, Climeria, Notyoutopia, Valentine Z, Orado, The Rhein States, 1 very fast endotarter, Crusadam, Hamerica, Corfad, Zzozona, Koda-Land, Nuronte, Galbadiana, Newpromisedland, Yaorozu, Territorio di Nessuno, Aerilia, Shibutani, Votak Matim, Hardscrabble, Siwale, Lulubellia, Guer Aike, Kranostav, Empy, Former English Colony, Bankowiata, New Lakemba, Slyakanya, Great Bights Mum, Venicea, Pytong, Dreadton, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Interdimensional Zone, WeKnow, Runeda, Loutsland, Wineclaw, Odelinor, Selfgradatude, Holy Oranz, The Tampa Bay Rays, Kragsgale, Dar es Saalam, and 302 others.The Iron Lions, Blyskalia, Darkmondoria, Frances Francis the First of France, Sunto, Omnistria, Godwanna, Sevinland, Svenskskit, The Pantheons, Cretox State, Libertania Democratica, Nodnarb, The Serdey Islands, Bharathvarsh, Illusia and Neverendia, Sikol, Yokciq Empire, Port Naga, Xagill, Pallaith, Joodey, Xentherida, Heilhum Imperius, Star Kingdom, Sil Dorsett, Planes, Imperial Pieserged, El Fiji Grande, Zyvetskistaahn, Super Girl, Madjack, Draconian Progression, East Akra, His Enduring Majesty, Pasargad, Shadowrik, Ravendi, The Mazur Empire, Simone Republic, Sachi, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Wilkshire, Daiz, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Strongwill, McMasterdonia, Xipher, Moubarakistan, Yukti, Walter Jackson, Chips and Guac, Necromonia, Joevala, Kingdom of KHATTAB, Barabolia, Pleroma Sans Romans, Glurponia, Vesteysia, Azzarel, High Albania, The Endless Eventide, Malta Comino Gozo, Solcius, Dicko, Soviet Terran, Tachycardia, Northern Socialist Council Republics, SORT, The Bureaucratic Territories, Detrivania, Solmetria, Keurig Machines, Lorigia, Phoronu, The Austro Germanic Union, Lemonbiscuits, Advancia-Sizzletown, Amblegreserland, Muqatil, Animu Place, The Canadian Peoples Republic, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Zemnaya Svoboda, Gafflebag, Clan Spaniel, Travislavania, Dacian Freelands, Nova Arcania, Kyruev, Quentiam Viventem, Zabacuz, Chukstik Illahi, Kwaj, Arimbia, Wisconsota, United States of Medford, Pradovnia, Unsophisticate, Wooleystan, Manticore utopia, Higher Cascadia, Central Ryal, Zokk, David Davidson, Amestris-Britannia, Liminyj, Nordic-British Union, Pokemanland, Colonies of Free Temeria, Anungu, Brsil, Testnation223, The Windmilluminati, Cloydicia, Vesuva, Dakota Territories, Pizzerelia, BrightFutures, Cartures, LostLegion, West Zebrupco Bageropirex, Partax, Figyjharli, Brucklania, Panama Coalition, Navorden, Desvios, Miamington, Seijitsu, Ocharckia, Maott, Tvers, Singamadri, New Celoveniortan, New Bedre, R libanon, Intion North, Vyata Temor, Wapistan, KhalChicken, Western Vapia, Seenvorland, Alqulonde, Altivia, Northern Hark Eis Supond, Daerlan, Potatolandium, Garnet Liberty, Eastern Cous Empria, Cowbridge, Canineia, Gendirt, New Michag, Fran Advar, Vene Gra, Dangine, Hells Ninth Circle, Frieszia, Nistriabar, Russian Peoples Union, Fascist Democracy, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Cinnibar, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Erisoria, A Ordem do Caos, Neo Madras, Ice and Tinian, The Ultimate Republic, Svenskan, Rainengrad, RepublicCity, Chadinton, The Sansvich, Unshleepd, Northwest Zedonia, Zemper Macro, TJUN-ia, Nationeer, Siforpeo, Aidiarnia, Kromi, Communist Lukania, Ibarkla, Shotokonia, Esplandia, Atlunartemis, Salish-Cascadia, Kristiona, Samoreubia, Mon Island, Zimmerdachen, Socialist People of Redondo Mundo, Landfinia, Ramiru, Paul Pasch, The Bikini Bottom Republic, Humptalumpta, Austrian Confederacy, Tyirza, Wellandy, DIMAnism, Lucedeia, Obelias, Laurendon, Harmonypine, Drutopia Insomnia, Old Emporia, Morgul, Gambierland, Xyrron, Tringapore, The Kingdom of Gamblers, Volstokn, BohemiaIV, Rising Sakura, Trooporia, RetroBeaners, San Felipe, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Sahbido, Texas States, Yellops, TyGerria, Aruvicion, Aryan Homeland, Katuda, Weeeest viiiiirginiaaaa, Steampunk Ariel, Qurtuba, The Union of Rwanda, Eywaan, Jaxikistan, Pinguioris, Expere Fiyans, Stron Doshia, Randomcountryland, PlanetMercury, Khoik, Solphine, Tsandonown, Zecit, Defense For The World Assembly, Korean-Joseon, Sanavolea, Nordliches Stadt, Sounq, Sudestasia, Seanat, The English Alliance, Aetulia, Libvillia, Amadora Oeste, Perikuresu, Oritannia, Nyock, Florida Palms, Ariele, Greater Ale Permars, The Cold Northern North, Inspiratus, Porotia, Liberum Hibernia, Governor Tarkin, Merconitonitopia, Alissatopia, -Slovania, Progressitalia, Zocken, Democratie, Eternal Dominion, Kastonvia, Andanavia, Novremia, Sopernia, Bearical, Morcusa Clicanskaukk, Andanx, Card Kingdom, Outer Shenendoah, Lionia, Capablanca, Sahriastan, The Calabash Protectorate, The Republic of Free Peoples, ROM, The Blazeland Administration, Tibus Heth, Nimarya, Pazair, Que Lukustinardon, Henzed, Praeceps, Anonim, Paradeavenlisian States, Zapiron, Palgo, Dabarastan, AmManies, and Cereskia.

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