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Largest Information Technology Sector: 381stHighest Crime Rates: 478thMost Inclusive: 1,038th
The Topian of
Democratic Socialists
Sideways Biden
Sideways Biden
Influence
Ambassador
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Good

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Spode Humbled Minions

Population9.332 billion

CapitalCairo
LeaderSideways Biden
FaithRakeoian Paganism

Currencyderpfund
Animalsharkderp

The Topian of Spode Humbled Minions is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Sideways Biden with an even hand, and remarkable for its frequent executions, ban on automobiles, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, cheerful population of 9.332 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, socially-minded 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 1.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The very strong derp economy, worth a remarkable 1,584 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 169,796 derpfunds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Grinding bureaucracy has the international wheels of justice turning slowly, pirates armed with sonar-guided semi-autonomous torpedos and laser weapons systems are often seen capturing fishing trawlers, kids these days know how to throw a proper punch, and droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police. 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 225,486th in the world and 100th in The League of Conservative Nations for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring -23.02 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 381stHighest Crime Rates: 478thMost Inclusive: 1,038thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,158thMost Cultured: 1,313thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,332ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,614thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,937thTop
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Most Armed: 2,365thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,423rdNicest Citizens: 2,596thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,676thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,742ndLargest Publishing Industry: 2,905thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,080thSmartest Citizens: 3,272ndHighest Poor Incomes: 3,761stMost Influential: 4,090thHealthiest Citizens: 4,283rdNudest: 4,323rdLargest Black Market: 5,593rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,616thBest Weather: 7,289thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,322ndHighest Average Incomes: 9,926thHighest Economic Output: 10,180thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 15,609thMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,783rdMost Income Equality: 18,438th
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Smartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Income Equality: 5th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Armed: 10th in the region

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