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The Protectorate of Spice Harvester 170

“He who controls the spice controls the universe.”

Category: Moralistic Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: Chicken overlords

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Spice Harvester 170

Population1.461 billion

Currencyspice
Animalsandworm

The Protectorate of Spice Harvester 170 is a massive, efficient nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, enslaved workforce, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 1.461 billion Spice Harvester 170ians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized government prioritizes Law & Order, although Industry, Healthcare, and Defense are also considered important, while Education and Environment aren't funded at all. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 20.3%.

The very strong Spice Harvester 170ian economy, worth 82.8 trillion spices a year, is led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 56,672 spices, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 193,767 per year while the poor average 12,186, a ratio of 15.9 to 1.

Teens reminisce about when birthdays weren't celebrated with a cool glass of cabbage juice and a slice of corn-cream topped millet cake, the Spice Harvester 170 Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise, the nation's hospitals are criticized for caring more about profits than patients, and the government is pouring money into 'Operation Enduring Democracy'. Crime is moderate. Spice Harvester 170's national animal is the sandworm, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Spice Harvester 170 is ranked 37,475th in the world and 1,908th in Chicken overlords for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 3,941.44 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most Primitive: 4,580thMost Ignorant Citizens: 9,571stLargest Retail Industry: 9,623rdTop
10%
Most Avoided: 14,270thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,306th
Top
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Largest Retail Industry: 22nd in the regionMost Primitive: 77th in the regionTop
5%
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 103rd in the regionMost Avoided: 105th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 116th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 135th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 143rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 174th in the regionMost Average: 179th in the regionMost Influential: 195th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 247th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 254th in the regionMost Devout: 261st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 264th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 295th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 301st in the regionLargest Black Market: 365th in the regionMost Cultured: 366th in the regionTop
10%
Most Corrupt Governments: 398th in the regionMost Conservative: 405th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 405th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 411th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 428th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 543rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 600th in the regionLargest Governments: 683rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 703rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 720th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 725th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 170, the government is pouring money into 'Operation Enduring Democracy'.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 170, the nation's hospitals are criticized for caring more about profits than patients.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 170, the Spice Harvester 170 Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 170, teens reminisce about when birthdays weren't celebrated with a cool glass of cabbage juice and a slice of corn-cream topped millet cake.
  • : Spice Harvester 170 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 170, religious figures have been banned from public holidays to make them more multicultural.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 170, prisoners work-share to cut down rising costs of keeping them in jail.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 170, oil rigs in winter are heated by contained oil slick fires.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 170, Leader is refusing to make decisions until the Moon is out of Capricorn.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 170, elections are won by the candidate who makes the best 'yo mama' jokes.

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