by Max Barry

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The Queendom of
Mother Knows Best State
Knowledge is Power
Influence
Sprat
Eldee
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Midnight Sparkle

Population724 million

CurrencyBit
AnimalBook of Knowledge

The Queendom of Midnight Sparkle is a huge, orderly nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 724 million Sparkleans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, well-organized government prioritizes Law & Order, although Education, Public Transport, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 27.5%.

The strong Sparklean economy, worth 36.1 trillion Bits a year, is led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Gambling, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 49,817 Bits, with the richest citizens earning 5.9 times as much as the poorest.

An increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents, strict term limits have been applied to all elected offices, paper and ink publications are subsidised by the government to keep them in the black, and all telephone traffic is monitored for 'national security reasons'. Crime is relatively low, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Midnight Sparkle's national animal is the Book of Knowledge, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Midnight Sparkle is ranked 106,204th in the world and 3,648th in Osiris for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 4,513.29 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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