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The Protectorate of Spice Harvester 481

“He who controls the spice controls the universe.”

Category: Corporate Police State
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Location: Lazarus

Regional Influence: Minnow


The Protectorate of Spice Harvester 481 is a massive, orderly nation, notable for its complete lack of prisons, compulsory vegetarianism, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 4.44 billion Spice Harvester 481ians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 22.9%.

The powerhouse Spice Harvester 481ian economy, worth 345 trillion spices a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 77,849 spices, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 344,907 per year while the poor average 10,973, a ratio of 31.4 to 1.

Unemployed butchers line the streets, the government raises tariffs on a weekly basis, industry tycoons rarely hide their misdeeds due to the government's habit of bailing them out, and school teachers check the staff room for hidden webcams before complaining about rebellious students. Crime is moderate, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Spice Harvester 481's national animal is the sandworm, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Spice Harvester 481 is ranked 59,881st in the world and 3,015th in Lazarus for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 2,775.04 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Largest Gambling Industry: 7,771stTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14,298thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,379thLargest Mining Sector: 17,944thMost Corrupt Governments: 18,043rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22,002ndMost Devout: 25,190th
Largest Gambling Industry: 302nd in the regionTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 418th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 467th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 547th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 688th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 712th in the region

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