by Max Barry

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Most Politically Free: 352ndMost Pro-Market: 363rdMost Extreme: 1,384th
The Queen's State of
done gone too far
the Governor
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Spring Garden

Population20.163 billion

CapitalCapital Heights
Leaderthe Governor


The Queen's State of Spring Garden is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by the Governor with a fair hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, absence of drug laws, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 20.163 billion Spring Gardenians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Education, although Industry is also considered important, while Spirituality and Law & Order are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capital Heights. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.8%.

The very strong Spring Gardenian economy, worth 860 trillion betales a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 42,676 betales, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 290,145 per year while the poor average 2,293, a ratio of 126 to 1.

The streets are increasingly clogged with poverty-stricken beggars, Spring Garden has designated Capital Heights as its capital city, the government's official stance on religion is that it is so very silly, and The Governor has just been declared ruler of Spring Garden in an international press conference. Crime is a major problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Spring Garden's national animal is the deer, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Spring Garden is ranked 363rd in the world and 2nd in Halifax for Most Pro-Market, scoring 100 on the Rand Index.

Most Politically Free: 352ndMost Pro-Market: 363rdMost Extreme: 1,384thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,760thHighest Drug Use: 1,899thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2,010thTop
Highest Crime Rates: 4,399thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,001stLargest Populations: 6,290thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,542ndRudest Citizens: 7,943rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 8,186thNudest: 8,715thTop
Most Avoided: 11,818thMost Armed: 12,490thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,397thFattest Citizens: 13,937thHighest Economic Output: 19,734th

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