by Max Barry

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Highest Crime Rates: 6,392ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7,547thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,274th
The Shadow Summoner of
Benevolent Dictatorship
If you want peace, prepare for war.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Swift Spirit

Population933 million

Currencygolden thread
Animalblack griffin

The Shadow Summoner of Swift Spirit is a huge, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its absence of drug laws and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-working, cynical population of 933 million Nephmirians enjoy great individual freedoms in everything except elections, which, where they exist at all, are populist shams for a dictatorship government that has no intention of ever giving up power.

The minute, liberal, pro-business government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Welfare. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.1%.

The strong Nephmirian economy, worth 49.7 trillion golden threads a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Basket Weaving, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 53,265 golden threads, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 343,303 per year while the poor average 3,339, a ratio of 102 to 1.

Crime is a major problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Swift Spirit's national animal is the black griffin, which can occasionally be seen dodging aircraft in the nation's cities.

Swift Spirit is ranked 14,617th in the world and 75th in Suspicious for Highest Drug Use, scoring 116.4 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Highest Crime Rates: 6,392ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7,547thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,274thFattest Citizens: 10,323rdTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 13,208thMost Pro-Market: 13,450thHighest Drug Use: 14,617thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15,476thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,630thMost Avoided: 18,428thMost Armed: 18,742ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 19,746thNudest: 23,730th
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 21st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 25th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 42nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 43rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 69th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 75th in the regionNudest: 83rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 93rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 94th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 100th in the regionTop
Most Avoided: 119th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 201st in the regionMost Armed: 222nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 419th in the regionMost Influential: 431st in the regionTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 681st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 773rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 910th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 937th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 948th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 953rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 972nd in the regionMost Extreme: 974th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 980th in the region

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