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The Protectorate of Spice Harvester 317

“He who controls the spice controls the universe.”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Thriving
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: Chicken overlords

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Spice Harvester 317

Population1.717 billion

Currencyspice
Animalsandworm

The Protectorate of Spice Harvester 317 is a massive, orderly nation, notable for its triple-decker prams, aversion to nipples, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 1.717 billion Spice Harvester 317ians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 22.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Spice Harvester 317ian economy, worth 133 trillion spices a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Soda Sales, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 77,686 spices, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

The hills are alive with the sound of ringtones, it is often said that only Leader could bring down Dàguó, the sandworm stadiums are open 24/7, and colonists who were promised new lands find only war-torn devastation. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, possibly because it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many regulations. Spice Harvester 317's national animal is the sandworm, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Spice Harvester 317 is ranked 15,560th in the world and 1,777th in Chicken overlords for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 7,351.92 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,691stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8,292ndFattest Citizens: 8,704thTop
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Most Avoided: 12,411thMost Rebellious Youth: 12,661stLargest Retail Industry: 15,510thLargest Gambling Industry: 15,560thMost Ignorant Citizens: 16,599thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19,183rdLargest Insurance Industry: 21,729th
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 47th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 48th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 63rd in the regionMost Avoided: 66th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 72nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 94th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 128th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 173rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 174th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 224th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 243rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 243rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 246th in the regionMost Conservative: 252nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 291st in the regionMost Developed: 303rd in the regionMost Influential: 352nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 380th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 425th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 437th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 438th in the regionLargest Governments: 440th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 451st in the regionMost Devout: 460th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 486th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 514th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 529th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 584th in the regionLargest Black Market: 713th in the regionMost Average: 757th in the regionMost Income Equality: 775th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 802nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 996th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,050th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Spice Harvester 317 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 317, colonists who were promised new lands find only war-torn devastation.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 317, the sandworm stadiums are open 24/7.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 317, it is often said that only Leader could bring down Dàguó.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 317, the hills are alive with the sound of ringtones.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 317, voodoo economists believe that feeding criminals to volcanoes will bring untold riches to Spice Harvester 317.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 317, open-heart surgery is taught in seminaries.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 317, pocket dialling is a criminal offence.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 317, women who are caught shoplifting are sent home to their fathers with a patronising pat on the bottom.
  • : Following new legislation in Spice Harvester 317, battlefield gains are quickly lost when enemies don't respect a time-out.

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