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The Most Serene Republic of Spadestan

“Live and let live, but don't let the bailifs in.”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: The North Pacific

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The Most Serene Republic of Spadestan is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and renowned for its punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 2.731 billion, 2.728 billion of whom are zombies, Spadestanians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Commerce. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Spadestan City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 86%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Tourism industry, followed by Book Publishing and Gambling.

Roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews, the airship business has been driven out of the country by strict regulations and high fines, criminals rejoice in the streets as the entire police force is sent away on a training retreat, and the government is using tax revenues to provide jobs for the poor. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Spadestan's national animal is the giraffe, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the Spendme.

Spadestan is ranked 4,459th in The North Pacific and 108,678th in the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring -12 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

Spadestan is currently considering its options.

People: 3,126,724

Zombies: 2,728,285,370

Dead: 8,707,995,209

Survival Rate: 0.03%

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