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The Protectorate of Spice Harvester 20F

“He who controls the spice controls the universe.”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Location: Osiris

Regional Influence: Minnow


The Protectorate of Spice Harvester 20F is a massive, cultured nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, state-planned economy, and soft-spoken computers. The hard-nosed population of 2.136 billion Spice Harvester 20Fians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 20.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Spice Harvester 20Fian economy, worth 92.5 trillion spices 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 slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Soda Sales, Furniture Restoration, Pizza Delivery, and Information Technology. 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 43,315 spices, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

People's charity begins and ends at home, the "blue screen of death" forces many trials to be either aborted or restarted, bins outnumber trees in city parks, and traumatized ex-ambassadors seek treatment for their "desk dissociation". Crime is well under control, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Spice Harvester 20F's national animal is the sandworm, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Spice Harvester 20F is ranked 212,154th in the world and 6,430th in Osiris for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 632.66 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Most Rebellious Youth: 9,565thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 21,086thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 23,772nd
Most Rebellious Youth: 554th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 695th in the region

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