by Max Barry

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The Protectorate of
Democratic Socialists
He who controls the spice controls the universe.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Spice Harvester 48A

Population1.662 billion


The Protectorate of Spice Harvester 48A is a massive, pleasant nation, renowned for its frequent executions, public floggings, and hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, devout population of 1.662 billion Spice Harvester 48Aians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized government prioritizes Education, with Defense, Industry, and Public Transport also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. The average income tax rate is 20.8%.

The sizeable but inefficient Spice Harvester 48Aian economy, worth 49.4 trillion spices a year, is quite specialized and led by the Door-to-door Insurance Sales industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Pizza Delivery, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 29,708 spices, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.0 times as much as the poorest.

Employers may fire workers without giving any reason, curtailed social programs have left many citizens bereft of any safety net, Leader has just been declared ruler of Spice Harvester 48A in an international press conference, and Leader is adamant that ponies aren't just for little girls. Crime is relatively low. Spice Harvester 48A's national animal is the sandworm, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Spice Harvester 48A is ranked 107,189th in the world and 1,968th in Osiris for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 82.77 on the Hayek Index.

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