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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 restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 11.71 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 46%, 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 342nd in The Americas and 101,468th in the world for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 25 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 40 days ago

  • 9 days ago: Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Income Equality (last census: Top 1%).
  • 59 days ago: Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • 77 days ago: Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extreme (last census: Top 1%).
  • 109 days ago: Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Conservative (last census: Top 1%).
  • 112 days ago: Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Income Equality.
  • 141 days ago: Blue Thorn changed its national animal to "deer", its currency to "betale", and its nation type to "Queen's State".
  • 147 days ago: Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Public Sector.
  • 158 days ago: Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Extreme.
  • 190 days ago: Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • 195 days ago: Blue Thorn changed its national faith to "none" and its nation type to "State".

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by Max Barry

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