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The Queen's State of Blue Thorn

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Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Imploded
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: The Americas

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The Queen's State of Blue Thorn is a gargantuan, safe nation, remarkable for its restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 11.514 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 morass -- juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defence, and Religion & Spirituality. The average income tax rate is 41%, but much higher for the wealthy. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Soda Sales.

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 well under control, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Blue Thorn's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, its national religion is none, and its currency is the betale.

Blue Thorn is ranked 464th in The Americas and 61,467th in the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -6 on the Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 9 days ago

  • 28 days ago: Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • 46 days ago: Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extreme (last census: Top 1%).
  • 78 days ago: Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Conservative (last census: Top 1%).
  • 81 days ago: Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Income Equality.
  • 110 days ago: Blue Thorn changed its national animal to "deer", its currency to "betale", and its nation type to "Queen's State".
  • 116 days ago: Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Public Sector.
  • 127 days ago: Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Extreme.
  • 159 days ago: Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • 164 days ago: Blue Thorn changed its national faith to "none" and its nation type to "State".
  • 164 days ago: Blue Thorn altered its national flag.

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by Max Barry

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