by Max Barry

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Most Authoritarian: 1,105th Most Conservative: 1,758th Most Extreme: 4,478th
The Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
War does not determine who is right. Only who is left.
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population401 million


The Empire of Spereid is a huge, orderly nation, renowned for its compulsory military service, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 401 million Spereidians 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 enormous, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 67.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Spereidian economy, worth 7.82 trillion lashans 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 a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Trout Farming, Tourism, 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 19,494 lashans, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Spereid's national animal is the phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Spereid is ranked 116,938th in the world and 2nd in Big Chungus Fans United for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring -3.74 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

Most Authoritarian: 1,105thTop
Most Conservative: 1,758thMost Extreme: 4,478thMost Ignorant Citizens: 6,985thTop
Most Income Equality: 7,951st

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