by Max Barry

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Nudest: 557thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,182ndLargest Retail Industry: 5,205th
The ROC of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population6.431 billion

LeaderQueen Annemiek Blokvoord

CurrencySpeylandier guilder

The ROC of Speyland is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Queen Annemiek Blokvoord with an even hand, and renowned for its public floggings, enslaved workforce, and enforced nudity. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 6.431 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 596 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 92,758 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 155,825th in the world and 83rd in Greater Middle East for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 2.4 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Nudest: 557thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,182ndLargest Retail Industry: 5,205thLargest Black Market: 10,598thLargest Gambling Industry: 10,639thTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 13,738thMost Rebellious Youth: 16,204thMost Corrupt Governments: 19,260thMost Secular: 20,385thMost Average: 20,515thMost Inclusive: 20,988th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Average: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionRudest Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 8th in the regionMost Inclusive: 10th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 13th in the regionMost Cultured: 14th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 15th in the regionMost Pacifist: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 15th in the region

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