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The Crowned Republic of Spearwald

“Rule of Spear” HM King Gerald C Mildora

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Power

Location: Emery

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Spearwald

Population5.626 billion

CapitalEmery Hill
LeaderHM King Gerald C Mildora
FaithChurch of Adonai

CurrencySpearwald Yuan
AnimalEarth Viper

The Crowned Republic of Spearwald is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by HM King Gerald C Mildora with an even hand, and notable for its public floggings, frequent executions, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 5.626 billion Spearwaldians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Emery Hill. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Spearwaldian economy, worth 944 trillion Spearwald Yuan a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 167,802 Spearwald Yuan, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 567,925 per year while the poor average 36,640, a ratio of 15.5 to 1.

City rooftops are pockmarked with the shattered remains of high velocity delivery drones, it is illegal to make racist remarks in public, only the rich can afford the latest medical innovations, and skateparks can be found in every city. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Spearwald's national animal is the Earth Viper, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Church of Adonai.

Spearwald is ranked 19,159th in the world and 7th in Emery for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 5,581.94 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 1,433rdTop
5%
Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,799thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,230thLargest Retail Industry: 6,613thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,962ndMost Cultured: 7,061stLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,526thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,511thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,005thHealthiest Citizens: 10,046thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,151stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,460thBest Weather: 10,793rdHighest Average Incomes: 10,886thMost Developed: 10,903rdLargest Publishing Industry: 11,116thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,226thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 12,878thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,767thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,144thLowest Crime Rates: 15,552ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 17,070thMost Efficient Economies: 17,310thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 19,159thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,532ndHighest Economic Output: 19,739thMost Inclusive: 22,915th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionTop
10%
Smartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the region

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