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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,497thNudest: 3,165thMost Avoided: 5,546th
The Protectorate of
Corporate Police State
He who controls the spice controls the universe.
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Spice Harvester 205

Population4.719 billion

Currencyspice
Animalsandworm

The Protectorate of Spice Harvester 205 is a massive, orderly nation, renowned for its keen interest in outer space, enforced nudity, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 4.719 billion Spice Harvester 205ians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Law & Order. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 35.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Spice Harvester 205ian economy, worth 374 trillion spices a year, is led by the Woodchip Exports industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Furniture Restoration, and Retail. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is 79,434 spices, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 576,375 per year while the poor average 3,451, a ratio of 167 to 1.

Drivers regularly pull over for nonexistent police cars, young people avoid opening doors for the elderly with impunity, autopsies often involve only cursory examination, and billions of spices are being blown on orbital weapons development. Crime is a serious problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Spice Harvester 205's national animal is the sandworm, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Spice Harvester 205 is ranked 167,053rd in the world and 553rd in Jihad Army of the Emperor for Most Influential, scoring 51 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,497thTop
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Nudest: 3,165thMost Avoided: 5,546thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,638thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,311thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,708thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,822ndMost Secular: 11,838thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,504thTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 17,191stLargest Black Market: 17,641stMost Corrupt Governments: 20,954thLargest Publishing Industry: 21,076thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,176thMost Conservative: 24,080th
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Most Secular: 21st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 50th in the regionNudest: 76th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 86th in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 116th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 117th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 118th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 120th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 130th in the regionMost Avoided: 138th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 143rd in the regionMost Developed: 164th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 175th in the regionMost Primitive: 176th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 205, billions of spices are being blown on orbital weapons development.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 205, autopsies often involve only cursory examination.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 205, young people avoid opening doors for the elderly with impunity.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 205, drivers regularly pull over for nonexistent police cars.
  • : Spice Harvester 205 was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Corporate Police State".
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 205, cheap textbooks have replaced coasters at college ragers.
  • : Spice Harvester 205 was reclassified from "Corporate Police State" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 205, fortified nursing homes are wracked with daily skirmishes.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 205, surfers ride tsunamis of record height and toxicity.
  • : Spice Harvester 205 was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Corporate Police State".

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