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The Protectorate of Spice Harvester 367

“He who controls the spice controls the universe.”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Chicken overlords


Spice Harvester 367

Population272 million


The Protectorate of Spice Harvester 367 is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its pith helmet sales, frequent executions, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 272 million Spice Harvester 367ians 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, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 43.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Spice Harvester 367ian economy, worth 13.3 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 fairly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 49,071 spices, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Nation-building is the new national pastime, more sidewalk is dedicated to animals than people, politicians tend to jump ship to whichever party is currently leading in the polls, and the nation's people have woken up to find themselves colonial masters of Brasilistan. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Spice Harvester 367's national animal is the sandworm, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Spice Harvester 367 is ranked 97,062nd in the world and 759th in Chicken overlords for Most Developed, scoring 54.82 on the Human Development Index.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,088thMost Conservative: 12,070th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 40th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 43rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 65th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 69th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 114th in the regionMost Conservative: 130th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 146th in the regionBest Weather: 149th in the regionMost Income Equality: 156th in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 169th in the regionLargest Governments: 181st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 185th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 197th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 211th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 221st in the regionMost Inclusive: 231st in the regionSafest: 244th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 275th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 280th in the regionMost Secular: 307th in the region

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