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The Protectorate of Spice Harvester 175

“He who controls the spice controls the universe.”

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

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: Chicken overlords

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Spice Harvester 175

Population1.755 billion

Currencyspice
Animalsandworm

The Protectorate of Spice Harvester 175 is a massive, safe nation, renowned for its prohibition of alcohol, anti-smoking policies, and enforced nudity. The hard-nosed, devout population of 1.755 billion Spice Harvester 175ians 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 large, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 47.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Spice Harvester 175ian economy, worth 94.5 trillion spices a year, is quite specialized and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 53,822 spices, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Farm turkeys are given high doses of antidepressants to take their minds off the holiday season, Spice Harvester 175ians must literally pay their respects to hear from their political representatives, if a tree falls in the forest Leader is personally notified, and preachers and little old ladies disappear from their homes at night and are never heard from again. Crime is almost non-existent, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Spice Harvester 175's national animal is the sandworm, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Spice Harvester 175 is ranked 57,865th in the world and 4,567th in Chicken overlords for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 3,293.21 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Nudest: 3,218thMost Avoided: 9,195thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 12,653rdLargest Retail Industry: 15,348th
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Most Avoided: 31st in the regionNudest: 39th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 43rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 70th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 93rd in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 141st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 172nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 174th in the regionMost Conservative: 174th in the regionMost Influential: 212th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 254th in the regionMost Devout: 261st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 270th in the regionLargest Black Market: 272nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 317th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 351st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 383rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 386th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 408th in the regionLargest Governments: 444th in the regionMost Cultured: 514th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 546th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 547th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 576th in the regionMost Average: 588th in the regionMost Developed: 613th in the regionMost Income Equality: 647th in the regionSafest: 813th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 879th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 895th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 923rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1,034th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 175, preachers and little old ladies disappear from their homes at night and are never heard from again.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 175, if a tree falls in the forest Leader is personally notified.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 175, Spice Harvester 175ians must literally pay their respects to hear from their political representatives.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 175, farm turkeys are given high doses of antidepressants to take their minds off the holiday season.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 175, life-saving resuscitation is denied based on decades-old teenage diaries that declare "I want to die before I get old".
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 175, muscular women are banned from competing in sporting competitions.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 175, groups of government workers are declared protected tribes if they venture too deep into the Capitol.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 175, unpackaged foodstuffs rot on store shelves.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 175, things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 175, the nation's diplomatic missives are now delivered via sniper rifle.

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