The Queen's State of
Iron Fist Socialists
Corrupt Dictatorship
Regional Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Basket Case
Political Freedom
Rare

Overview People Government Economy Trend Analysis

The Queen's State of Aarley is a gargantuan, safe nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates. The cynical population of 12.866 billion Aarleyians are ruled with an iron fist by the socialist government, which grants its people the freedom to do whatever they like so long as it doesn't involve getting richer than anybody else or challenging the government.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 77.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but stagnant Aarleyian economy, worth 105 trillion betales 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, quite specialized black market in Tourism, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Trout Farming, 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 8,189 betales, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

None has been named as Aarley's national religion, major cities shut down as their local sports team takes to the field every day, Aarley is notorious for its citizens' infidelity, and a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Aarley's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is none.

Aarley is ranked 785th in The Americas and 119,224th in the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -11 on the Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 38 days ago

  • 19 days ago: Aarley was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare (last census: Top 10%).
  • 23 days ago: Aarley was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Happiest Citizens.
  • 23 days ago: Aarley was ranked #1 in the region for Happiest Citizens (last census: Top 1%).
  • 43 days ago: Aarley was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Influential (last census: Top 1%).
  • 58 days ago: Aarley was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Popular Tourist Destinations (last census: Top 5%).
  • 63 days ago: Aarley was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Nicest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
  • 71 days ago: Aarley was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Influential (last census: Top 5%).
  • 82 days ago: Aarley was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • 86 days ago: Aarley was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Eco-Friendly Governments (last census: Top 1%).
  • 91 days ago: Aarley was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most World Assembly Endorsements.

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by Max Barry

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