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The Queen's State of Blue Thorn

“Not here”

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, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its strong anti-business policies. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 12.097 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 73.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Blue Thornian economy, worth 42.9 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 3,543 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 121st in The Americas and 55,933rd in the world for Most Beautiful Environments, with 31.7 Pounds of Wildlife less Pounds of Concrete per square mile.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 22 days ago

  • 30 days ago: Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Income Equality (last census: Top 5%).
  • 39 days ago: Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Public Transport Department.
  • 75 days ago: Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Income Equality (last census: Top 1%).
  • 125 days ago: Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • 143 days ago: Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extreme (last census: Top 1%).
  • 175 days ago: Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Conservative (last census: Top 1%).
  • 178 days ago: Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Income Equality.
  • 207 days ago: Blue Thorn changed its national animal to "deer", its currency to "betale", and its nation type to "Queen's State".
  • 213 days ago: Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Public Sector.
  • 224 days ago: Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Extreme.

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by Max Barry

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