by Max Barry

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Most Authoritarian: 3,703rdMost Income Equality: 8,745thMost Devout: 14,160th
The Queen's State of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Might Makes Right
the Governor
Influence
Superpower
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Struggling
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Athele

Population3.111 billion

CapitalCapital Heights
Leaderthe Governor

Currencybetale
Animaldeer

The Queen's State of Athele is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by the Governor with an iron fist, and renowned for its state-planned economy, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 3.111 billion Atheleans 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 enormous, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Law & Order, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capital Heights. The average income tax rate is 71.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Athelean economy, worth 51.9 trillion betales a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Automobile Manufacturing and Basket Weaving. Average income is 16,680 betales, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Athele has designated Capital Heights as its capital city, the government is more interested in identifying problems than fixing them, the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one, and The Governor has just been declared ruler of Athele in an international press conference. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Athele's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Athele is ranked 147,050th in the world and 5th in Caracas for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 931.5 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

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Most Authoritarian: 3,703rdMost Income Equality: 8,745thTop
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Most Devout: 14,160thMost Extreme: 14,337thMost Ignorant Citizens: 14,719thMost Conservative: 17,379th

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