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The Protectorate of North Pacific Spy Agent 29

“Mostly Harmless”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: Balder


North Pacific Spy Agent 29

Population10.848 billion


The Protectorate of North Pacific Spy Agent 29 is a gargantuan, safe nation, remarkable for its frequent executions and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 10.848 billion North Pacific Spy Agent 29ians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Law & Order, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 58.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but underdeveloped North Pacific Spy Agent 29ian economy, worth 256 trillion Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Woodchip Exports industry, with major contributions from Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 23,632 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

In a fit of passion Leader has shredded thirty years' worth of petitions and protesters against the government are hanged as a warning to others. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. North Pacific Spy Agent 29's national animal is the Tiger.

North Pacific Spy Agent 29 is ranked 116,313th in the world and 4,067th in Balder for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 240.54 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most Authoritarian: 9,800thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,867thMost Ignorant Citizens: 17,675th
Most Authoritarian: 312th in the regionMost Influential: 357th in the regionMost Stationary: 378th in the regionTop
Most Extreme: 677th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 704th in the region

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