by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 175th Most Inclusive: 323rd Most Secular: 416th
The Dominion of
Democratic Socialists
Dies novus lucescerit
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

Overview Factbook People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Dominion of Spiritbw is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by the Daimyo with an even hand, and notable for its parental licensing program, avant-garde cinema, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 8.074 billion Spiritites are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The tiny government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Neo Edo. The average income tax rate is 3.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Spiritbwian economy, worth a remarkable 1,502 trillion Yen a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 186,058 Yen, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Protests are legal but strictly supervised, late night talk show hosts are having a field day over the Daimyo's questionably sane new coalition partners, the hardest thing for a mining operation to dig through is government red tape, and voting is compulsory. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Spiritbw's national animal is the Wolverine, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Shinto.

Spiritbw is ranked 1,405th in the world and 44th in 10000 Islands for Least Corrupt Governments, with 96.49 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most Influential: 175thMost Inclusive: 323rdMost Secular: 416thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 634thLargest Publishing Industry: 946thHealthiest Citizens: 1,034thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,239thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,405thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,477thMost Cultured: 1,649thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,689thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,733rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,975thNicest Citizens: 2,019thSmartest Citizens: 2,177thMost Developed: 2,597thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,782ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,646thSafest: 4,215thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,778thMost Pacifist: 5,024thHighest Average Incomes: 5,954thLargest Retail Industry: 6,435thHighest Economic Output: 6,584thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,720thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,927thMost Stationary: 13,636thLowest Crime Rates: 13,732nd
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Most Inclusive: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 18th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 28th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 30th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 33rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 37th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 37th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 44th in the regionMost Influential: 45th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 45th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 50th in the regionMost Cultured: 50th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 52nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 54th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 57th in the regionTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 64th in the regionMost Developed: 67th in the regionSafest: 81st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 98th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 100th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 104th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 105th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 110th in the regionMost Pacifist: 115th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Spiritbw voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom to Seek Care".
  • : Spiritbw was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Spiritbw lodged a message on the 10000 Islands Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Spiritbw, voting is compulsory.
  • : Spiritbw was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Spiritbw, the hardest thing for a mining operation to dig through is government red tape.
  • : Following new legislation in Spiritbw, late night talk show hosts are having a field day over the Daimyo's questionably sane new coalition partners.
  • : Following new legislation in Spiritbw, protests are legal but strictly supervised.
  • : Following new legislation in Spiritbw, homeowners on prime real estate have been seen dodging giant bulldozers with cartoon characters painted on them.
  • : Following new legislation in Spiritbw, the nation is reliant on the principle of mutually assured destruction to maintain its security.

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World Assembly

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