by Max Barry

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Nudest: 552ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,169thLargest Retail Industry: 5,180th
The ROC of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population7.249 billion

LeaderQueen Annemiek Blokvoord

CurrencySpeylandier guilder

The ROC of Speyland is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Queen Annemiek Blokvoord with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, avant-garde cinema, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 7.249 billion Speylandiers have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Amsterdam. The average income tax rate is 22.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Speylandian economy, worth 672 trillion Speylandier guilders a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Gambling. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 92,754 Speylandier guilders, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Town welcome signs list corporate sponsors, cash-strapped junkies lick rabbits for a cheap high, senior citizens can usually be found doing heavy manual labour, and urban citizens are forced onto public transport while rural citizens ride horses and buggies. Crime, especially youth-related, is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Speyland's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Urigrism.

Speyland is ranked 95,717th in the world and 40th in Greater Middle East for Best Weather, with 103 meters of sunlight.

Nudest: 552ndTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,169thLargest Retail Industry: 5,180thLargest Black Market: 9,440thLargest Gambling Industry: 10,565thTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 13,423rdMost Rebellious Youth: 15,091stMost Corrupt Governments: 18,852ndMost Secular: 19,473rdMost Inclusive: 20,270thMost Average: 20,755thMost Cultured: 24,455thHighest Food Quality: 24,467thMost Beautiful Environments: 24,838th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionMost Average: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionMost Inclusive: 10th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 11th in the region

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