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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:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: The North Pacific


The Most Serene Republic of Spadestan is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 11.745 billion 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. The average income tax rate is 86%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Tourism industry, followed by Book Publishing and Gambling.

Mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field, island residents must resort to canoes and sailboats to get to work, morning coffees are no longer the same since the disappearance of newspapers, and Giraffe is one of the most popular forenames in Spadestan. 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 55th in The North Pacific and 1,399th in the world for Least Corrupt Governments, scoring 62 on the Inverse Mugabe Relativity Rating.

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