by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 13th Largest Populations: 4,496th Most Extreme: 11,637th
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Iron Fist Socialists
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Hermit
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Basket Case
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Aarley

Population18.651 billion

Faithnone

Currencybetale
Animaldeer

The Queen's State of Aarley is a gargantuan, genial nation, notable for its state-planned economy, complete lack of prisons, and absence of drug laws. The cynical population of 18.651 billion Aarleyians are ruled with an iron fist by the socialist government, which grants its people the freedom to do whatever they like so long as it doesn't involve getting richer than anybody else or challenging the government.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 76.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but stagnant Aarleyian economy, worth 153 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 slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Tourism, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Trout Farming, and Book Publishing. 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 8,237 betales, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

None has been named as Aarley's national religion, major cities shut down as their local sports team takes to the field every day, Aarley is notorious for its citizens' infidelity, and a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Aarley's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is none.

Aarley is ranked 37,760th in the world and 1st in Kingdom of the Netherlands for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 45.83 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

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Most Income Equality: 13thTop
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Largest Populations: 4,496thTop
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Most Extreme: 11,637thMost Stationary: 12,779th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Aarley was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombified and Most Dead.
  • : Aarley was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombies and the Top 10% for Most Survivors.
  • : Aarley was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Aarley altered its national flag.
  • : Aarley's influence in Kingdom of the Netherlands rose from "Hegemony" to "Hermit".
  • : Aarley's influence in Kingdom of the Netherlands fell from "Hermit" to "Hegemony".
  • : Aarley was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Aarley was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Aarley was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Aarley lodged a message on the Kingdom of the Netherlands Regional Message Board.

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