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The United Kingdom of Holy Spire

“Dura lex sed Lex”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Location: Wintreath

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

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The United Kingdom of Holy Spire is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Regina Severina I with an iron fist, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, irreverence towards religion, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, cynical population of 1.949 billion Spireans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Solium Deae. The average income tax rate is 86.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Spirean economy, worth 325 trillion Ducats a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 167,192 Ducats, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Biotech companies are fined if their jumbled genetic sequences look too familiar, students at universities think exercise bikes are pieces of abstract art, Bigtopian relations have become a minefield, and legal contracts aren't worth the paper they're written on. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Holy Spire's national animal is the Imperial Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Church of Rose.

Holy Spire is ranked 7,553rd in the world and 20th in Wintreath for Highest Poor Incomes, with 125,324.86 Standard Monetary Units.

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Lowest Crime Rates: 6,435thHealthiest Citizens: 6,776thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,843rdLongest Average Lifespans: 7,316thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,504thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,553rdMost Patriotic: 7,774thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,087thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,106thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,128thMost Developed: 8,708thLargest Governments: 9,336thHighest Food Quality: 10,970thMost Inclusive: 11,173rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,283rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,410thSmartest Citizens: 11,476thHighest Average Incomes: 11,947thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,142ndMost Efficient Economies: 12,207thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,540thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 13,642ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,421stMost Cultured: 14,630thNicest Citizens: 15,381stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,421stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,718thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,028thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,236thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,340thBest Weather: 20,724thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,980thMost Beautiful Environments: 21,806thLargest Agricultural Sector: 22,750thSafest: 23,492ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 24,423rd
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 18th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 20th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 20th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 20th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 21st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 23rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 24th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 24th in the regionNudest: 24th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 25th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 26th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 27th in the regionLargest Governments: 29th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 30th in the regionMost Developed: 31st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 31st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 33rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 36th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 36th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 37th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 38th in the region

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