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The Topian of Spode Humbled Minions

“DERP!!!!”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Thriving
Political Freedoms:
Average

Regional Influence: Diplomat

Location: The League of Conservative Nations

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Spode Humbled Minions

Population8.812 billion

CapitalCairo
FaithRakeoian Paganism

Currencyderpfund
Animalsharkderp

The Topian of Spode Humbled Minions is a colossal, genial nation, notable for its public floggings, digital currency, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, cheerful population of 8.812 billion derp are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The minute government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cairo. The average income tax rate is 1.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The thriving derp economy, worth a remarkable 1,544 trillion derpfunds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 175,249 derpfunds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is flooded with compensation requests, blind students are at a disadvantage now that test papers printed in braille have been discontinued, politicians bribe ten-year-old geniuses to sit their aptitude tests, and the nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Spode Humbled Minions's national animal is the sharkderp, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Rakeoian Paganism.

Spode Humbled Minions is ranked 159,478th in the world and 102nd in The League of Conservative Nations for Most Extreme, scoring 10.88 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 332ndHighest Crime Rates: 482ndMost Inclusive: 991stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,092ndMost Cultured: 1,297thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,308thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,520thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,965thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,331stMost Armed: 2,419thNicest Citizens: 2,586thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,691stMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,750thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,836thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,248thSmartest Citizens: 3,336thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,858thMost Influential: 4,149thNudest: 4,328thHealthiest Citizens: 4,342ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,637thLargest Black Market: 5,574thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,921stBest Weather: 8,373rdHighest Average Incomes: 9,010thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,149thHighest Economic Output: 10,202ndTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 15,751st
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Most Inclusive: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 2nd in the regionNudest: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 8th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 9th in the regionMost Armed: 10th in the regionMost Income Equality: 11th in the regionBest Weather: 13th in the region

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