Most Income Equality: 12th Most Authoritarian: 3,115th Nudest: 3,163rd
The Queen's State of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Do it first
Regional Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Basket Case
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Queen's State of Saola is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by the Governor with an iron fist, and renowned for its enforced nudity, punitive income tax rates, and suspicion of poets. The cynical, humorless population of 12.326 billion Saolans 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.

The enormous, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capital Heights. The average income tax rate is 65.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Saolan economy, worth 78.5 trillion betales a year, is highly specialized and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Basket Weaving, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 6,364 betales, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Governor has just been declared ruler of Saola in an international press conference, kids laugh off vandalism and arson as "just fun", the state is footing the bill for billionaires' lawyers, and torture is illegal. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Saola's national animal is the deer, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is none.

Saola is ranked 44,707th in the world and 165th in Ancient Lands for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 65.04 Effective Tax Rate.

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Most Income Equality: 12thTop
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Most Authoritarian: 3,115thNudest: 3,163rdLargest Populations: 8,587thMost Extreme: 8,904thTop
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Largest Black Market: 13,313thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13,798th
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Most Income Equality: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionNudest: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 23rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 28th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 41st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 43rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 60th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 73rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Saola was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations and Most Extreme.
  • : Saola was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • : Saola changed its national nation type to "Queen's State".
  • : Following new legislation in Saola, torture is illegal.
  • : Saola was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".
  • : Following new legislation in Saola, the state is footing the bill for billionaires' lawyers.
  • : Saola changed its national leader to "the Governor".
  • : Following new legislation in Saola, kids laugh off vandalism and arson as "just fun".
  • : Following new legislation in Saola, the Governor has just been declared ruler of Saola in an international press conference.
  • : Saola changed its national capital to "Capital Heights".

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by Max Barry

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