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Largest Information Technology Sector: 332ndHighest Crime Rates: 480thMost Inclusive: 998th
The Topian of
Democratic Socialists
DERP!!!!
Influence
Diplomat
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Average

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Spode Humbled Minions

Population8.847 billion

CapitalCairo
FaithRakeoian Paganism

Currencyderpfund
Animalsharkderp

The Topian of Spode Humbled Minions is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, keen interest in outer space, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, cheerful population of 8.847 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, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cairo. The average income tax rate is 1.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The thriving derp economy, worth a remarkable 1,550 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 175,216 derpfunds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is flooded with compensation requests, blind students are at a disadvantage now that test papers printed in braille have been discontinued, politicians bribe ten-year-old geniuses to sit their aptitude tests, and the nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees. 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 206,209th in the world and 134th in The League of Conservative Nations for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -12.07 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 332ndHighest Crime Rates: 480thMost Inclusive: 998thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,088thMost Cultured: 1,298thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,314thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,521stMost Rebellious Youth: 1,976thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,330thMost Armed: 2,384thNicest Citizens: 2,605thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,693rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,770thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,826thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,258thSmartest Citizens: 3,339thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,844thMost Influential: 4,154thNudest: 4,275thHealthiest Citizens: 4,336thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,496thLargest Black Market: 5,593rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,942ndBest Weather: 8,371stHighest Average Incomes: 9,001stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,006thHighest Economic Output: 10,162ndTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 15,780th
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Most Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
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Nudest: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 7th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 8th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 9th in the regionMost Income Equality: 10th in the regionMost Armed: 10th in the regionBest Weather: 13th in the region

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