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Largest Information Technology Sector: 318thHighest Crime Rates: 492ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,139th
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SPode humbleD Minions

Population10.89 billion

CapitalCairo
LeaderCubic
FaithRakeoian Paganism

Currencyderpfund
Animalsharkderp

The Topian of SPode humbleD Minions is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Cubic with an even hand, and notable for its avant-garde cinema, pith helmet sales, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 10.89 billion derp are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The minute government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cairo. The average income tax rate is 2.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse derp economy, worth a remarkable 1,963 trillion derpfunds 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 large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. 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 an impressive 180,261 derpfunds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Burning yourself alive is not okay but starving and whipping yourself is fine, law schools are hurrying to teach the "prank defense" to their students, the nation forgives those who are big enough to admit they made a mistake, and defense lawyers suggestively note to juries how flagrantly happy victims were. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. SPode humbleD Minions's national animal is the sharkderp, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Rakeoian Paganism.

SPode humbleD Minions is ranked 22,700th in the world and 24th in The League for Most Developed, scoring 80.51 on the Human Development Index.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 318thHighest Crime Rates: 492ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,139thMost Inclusive: 1,201stHighest Food Quality: 1,299thMost Cultured: 1,325thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,367thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,693rdMost Rebellious Youth: 1,844thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,162ndTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,522ndMost Armed: 2,661stLargest Publishing Industry: 2,829thNicest Citizens: 2,853rdMost Beautiful Environments: 2,999thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,150thSmartest Citizens: 3,269thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,761stNudest: 4,168thHealthiest Citizens: 4,320thLargest Black Market: 6,491stBest Weather: 6,716thHighest Economic Output: 8,711thHighest Average Incomes: 9,197thMost Patriotic: 10,031stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,452ndTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 14,338thLeast Corrupt Governments: 15,603rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,923rdMost Income Equality: 20,594thMost Developed: 22,700th
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Most Inclusive: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionNudest: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 8th in the regionLargest Populations: 9th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionMost Income Equality: 11th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 13th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the region

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