The Queen's State of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Not here
Regional Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Imploded
Political Freedom
Outlawed

Overview People Government Economy Trend Analysis

The Queen's State of Blue Thorn is a gargantuan, orderly nation, renowned for its strictly enforced bedtime, suspicion of poets, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 13.913 billion Blue Thornians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Spirituality. The average income tax rate is 73.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Blue Thornian economy, worth 49.4 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 large, well-organized, highly specialized black market in Trout Farming, Soda Sales, and Uranium Mining. 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 3,548 betales, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Artists are jailed regularly and art-burning parties are common, teenagers are sent to jail for being out too late, suppression of pro-democracy protests is a daily occurrence, and none has been named as Blue Thorn's national religion. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Blue Thorn's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is none.

Blue Thorn is ranked 8th in Ancient Lands and 373rd in the world for Most Authoritarian, with 11.39 Stalins.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Safest.
  • : Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Highest Police Ratios.
  • : Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Public Sector.
  • : Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Shortest Average Lifespan.
  • : Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Income Equality.
  • : Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Devout.
  • : Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Public Transport Department.

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by Max Barry

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