by Max Barry

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Most Authoritarian: 11,649thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 19,960thMost Rebellious Youth: 22,934th
The Protectorate of
Psychotic Dictatorship
He who controls the spice controls the universe.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Spice Harvester C0

Population2.379 billion


The Protectorate of Spice Harvester C0 is a massive, orderly nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, prohibition of alcohol, and compulsory vegetarianism. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 2.379 billion Spice Harvester C0ians 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Law & Order, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 47.9%.

The Spice Harvester C0ian economy, worth 97.8 trillion spices 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 Uranium Mining, Book Publishing, Automobile Manufacturing, and Furniture Restoration. 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 41,115 spices, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.7 times as much as the poorest.

Calling dibs is an unalienable right, soldiers are slaughtered in their thousands due to lack of training, all alcohol is banned, and rare art has become a significant factor in negotiating all foreign trade agreements. Crime is well under control, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Spice Harvester C0's national animal is the sandworm, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Spice Harvester C0 is ranked 176,814th in the world and 15,276th in Chicken overlords for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 47.86 on the Hayek Index.

Most Authoritarian: 11,649thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 19,960thMost Rebellious Youth: 22,934thMost Conservative: 26,088th
Most Authoritarian: 19th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 47th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 129th in the regionMost Pacifist: 146th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 157th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 160th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 173rd in the regionMost Devout: 184th in the regionMost Conservative: 204th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 212th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 220th in the regionLargest Black Market: 240th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 242nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 251st in the regionMost Inclusive: 285th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 296th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 311th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 329th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 336th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 376th in the regionLargest Governments: 382nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 384th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 413th in the regionMost Patriotic: 446th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 567th in the regionMost Income Equality: 577th in the regionSafest: 587th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 630th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 659th in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 788th in the regionMost Average: 854th in the regionMost Developed: 1,047th in the region

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