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The Protectorate of Spice Harvester 17

“He who controls the spice controls the universe.”

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

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: Chicken overlords

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Spice Harvester 17

Population1.738 billion

Currencyspice
Animalsandworm

The Protectorate of Spice Harvester 17 is a massive, efficient nation, notable for its public floggings, infamous sell-swords, and hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 1.738 billion Spice Harvester 17ians 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Industry, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 26.7%.

The thriving Spice Harvester 17ian economy, worth 127 trillion spices a year, is led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Soda Sales, and Gambling. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 73,212 spices, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.6 times as much as the poorest.

Burgers often list "miscellaneous meats" in their ingredients, the government says only criminals harp on about "innocent until proven guilty", banning party poppers has been a real party pooper, and the army's use of chemical weapons leaves a bad taste in the mouth. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate. Spice Harvester 17's national animal is the sandworm, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Spice Harvester 17 is ranked 23,818th in the world and 2,505th in Chicken overlords for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 6,310.86 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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5%
Largest Mining Sector: 6,846thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7,533rdMost Primitive: 7,801stMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,306thMost Avoided: 10,976thTop
10%
Most Rebellious Youth: 12,650thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,902ndLargest Black Market: 17,817thMost Ignorant Citizens: 20,109thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 20,286thLargest Agricultural Sector: 20,433rdMost Devout: 21,306thFattest Citizens: 22,252nd
Top
1%
Largest Mining Sector: 16th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 18th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 25th in the regionMost Influential: 36th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 39th in the regionLargest Black Market: 41st in the regionMost Avoided: 47th in the regionMost Devout: 96th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 106th in the regionTop
5%
Most Subsidized Industry: 127th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 131st in the regionMost Primitive: 135th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 152nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 180th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 199th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 201st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 216th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 262nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 289th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 351st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 360th in the regionMost Average: 366th in the regionMost Conservative: 476th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 477th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 546th in the regionTop
10%
Most Developed: 566th in the regionLargest Governments: 568th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 673rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 680th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 745th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 923rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,064th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Spice Harvester 17 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Avoided and the Top 10% for Fattest Citizens and Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 17, the army's use of chemical weapons leaves a bad taste in the mouth.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 17, banning party poppers has been a real party pooper.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 17, the government says only criminals harp on about "innocent until proven guilty".
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 17, burgers often list "miscellaneous meats" in their ingredients.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 17, baby boys who pick up pink crayons are sent to a psychiatric ward.
  • : Spice Harvester 17 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector and the Top 10% for Most Ignorant Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 17, the entire retail industry has been replaced by online delivery services.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 17, loss of the ability to speak is a common affliction of the elderly.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 17, the navy is chrome-plating its battleships to prevent rust.

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