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The Queen's State of Petre

“Try this thing again”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Weak
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Ancient Lands

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The Queen's State of Petre is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by the Governor with an iron fist, and remarkable for its irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, cynical population of 18.344 billion Petreans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Commerce, the Environment, and Social Welfare. The average income tax rate is 70%, and even higher for the wealthy. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

None has been named as Petre's national religion, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, teams of painters are converting road signs from horse lengths to kilometers, and the Governor has just been declared ruler of Petre in an international press conference. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown. Petre'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.

Petre is ranked 57th in Ancient Lands and 35,986th in the world for Best Weather, with 10 Metres of Sunlight Above Expected.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 13 days ago

  • 23 days ago: Petre changed its national nation type to "Queen's State", its currency to "betale", and its animal to "deer".
  • 23 days ago: Petre altered its national flag.
  • 24 days ago: Petre was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Public Sector.
  • 38 days ago: Petre was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare.
  • 59 days ago: Petre was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • 67 days ago: Petre was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • 73 days ago: Petre changed its national leader to "the Governor", its faith to "none", and its nation type to "State".
  • 87 days ago: Petre was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • 88 days ago: Petre was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Safest.
  • 95 days ago: Petre was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Authoritarian.

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by Max Barry

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