by Max Barry

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Spode Humbled Minions was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 474
Largest Information Technology Sector: 342ndHighest Crime Rates: 864thMost Inclusive: 1,442nd
The Curers of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
The lizard is easy to catch, but is in Kings' palaces
Consul of the Republic
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Spode Humbled Minions

Population16.243 billion

LeaderBaby Sobek the Adorable

AnimalMonitor lizard

The Curers of Spode Humbled Minions is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Baby Sobek the Adorable with a fair hand, and renowned for its ritual sacrifices, keen interest in outer space, and feral children. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 16.243 billion Lizards love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The tiny government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cairo. The average income tax rate is 8.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient reptilian economy, worth a remarkable 3,457 trillion Rexes 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, highly 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 amazing 212,860 Rexes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity, new funding allows inner city teachers to replace school laptops almost as fast as they get stolen, the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction, and the government keeps introducing new foreign species to combat the previous ones it has introduced. 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 Monitor lizard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Snekism.

Spode Humbled Minions is ranked 70,837th in the world and 189th in The League for Most Secular, with 18.75 Atheism Rate.

Largest Information Technology Sector: 342ndHighest Crime Rates: 864thMost Inclusive: 1,442ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,466thHighest Food Quality: 1,569thMost Cultured: 1,615thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,629thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,629thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,690thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,407thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,775thTop
Smartest Citizens: 3,019thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,449thNicest Citizens: 3,469thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,755thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,793rdHealthiest Citizens: 4,266thMost Developed: 4,402ndNudest: 4,467thHighest Economic Output: 5,649thHighest Average Incomes: 7,932ndRudest Citizens: 7,953rdLargest Black Market: 8,125thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,183rdBest Weather: 8,862ndLongest Average Lifespans: 9,521stTop
Most Armed: 15,556thMost Pacifist: 15,609thMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,639thLargest Populations: 22,248thMost Patriotic: 24,974thMost Efficient Economies: 27,886th
Largest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionNudest: 8th in the regionLargest Populations: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12th in the regionBest Weather: 12th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 13th in the regionRudest Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Armed: 21st in the regionMost Stationary: 24th in the regionTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 39th in the regionMost Pacifist: 43rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 44th in the regionMost Patriotic: 45th in the region

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