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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 581stHighest Poor Incomes: 900thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,137th
The Star Kingdom of
Left-wing Utopia
For the love of - not another bloody assassin?
Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Spindle

Population8.086 billion

CapitalPuriel
LeaderQueen Tethys II

CurrencyNew Carth Diamond
AnimalTerror Wasp

The Star Kingdom of Spindle is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Queen Tethys II with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, ubiquitous missile silos, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 8.086 billion Spindleans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Puriel. The average income tax rate is 98.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Spindlean economy, worth a remarkable 2,279 trillion New Carth Diamonds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. Average income is an amazing 281,907 New Carth Diamonds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Religious turf wars have caused frustrated police to pray for divine intervention, vital intelligence-gathering activities are often put on hold for Call of Honor tournaments, power to the people comes from the barrel of a gun, and a degree in Queen Tethys II Science with a Minor in Awesomeology starts many political careers. Crime is totally unknown. Spindle's national animal is the Terror Wasp, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Spindle is ranked 94,031st in the world and 3,306th in Osiris for Rudest Citizens, with 51.98 Insults Per Minute.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 581stHighest Poor Incomes: 900thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,137thSmartest Citizens: 1,345thMost Inclusive: 1,398thLargest Governments: 1,487thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,576thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,636thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,701stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,734thMost Pacifist: 1,809thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,869thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,943rdMost Efficient Economies: 1,993rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,052ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,149thSafest: 2,159thMost Developed: 2,185thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2,518thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,747thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,898thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,936thMost Cultured: 3,425thLowest Crime Rates: 3,430thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,367thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,783rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,926thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,121stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,341stNicest Citizens: 6,846thHighest Economic Output: 7,074thMost Secular: 7,244thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,021stHealthiest Citizens: 10,299thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,532ndTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14,297thLargest Retail Industry: 14,908thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,170thMost Beautiful Environments: 20,233rdMost Income Equality: 21,138th
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 26th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 29th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 31st in the regionMost Inclusive: 33rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 35th in the regionLargest Governments: 50th in the regionMost Pacifist: 54th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 59th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 60th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 62nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 65th in the regionMost Developed: 78th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 78th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 80th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 81st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 94th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 96th in the regionSafest: 97th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 98th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 102nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 118th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 134th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 152nd in the regionMost Cultured: 154th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 199th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 221st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 232nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 236th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 284th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 289th in the regionNicest Citizens: 311th in the regionMost Secular: 332nd in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 499th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 504th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 551st in the regionNudest: 569th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 594th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 602nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 632nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 755th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Spindle's influence in Osiris rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Spindle's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Following new legislation in Spindle, a degree in Queen Tethys II Science with a Minor in Awesomeology starts many political careers.
  • : Following new legislation in Spindle, power to the people comes from the barrel of a gun.
  • : Following new legislation in Spindle, vital intelligence-gathering activities are often put on hold for Call of Honor tournaments.
  • : Following new legislation in Spindle, religious turf wars have caused frustrated police to pray for divine intervention.
  • : Following new legislation in Spindle, peer pressure from cooler world leaders directs Spindlean government policy.
  • : Spindle was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "Left-wing Utopia".
  • : Spindle's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Spindle was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Developed, Highest Average Tax Rates, Safest, and Largest Publishing Industry and the Top 5% for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.

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