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Most Income Equality: 93rd Most Authoritarian: 772nd Most Conservative: 2,659th
The Queen's State of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Not here
Regional Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Imploded
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Queen's State of Blue Thorn is a gargantuan, orderly nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, strictly enforced bedtime, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 16.566 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, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Spirituality. The average income tax rate is 72.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Blue Thornian economy, worth 58.8 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 large, well-organized, highly specialized black market in Trout Farming, Soda Sales, and Uranium Mining. 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 3,546 betales, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

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 totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Blue Thorn's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is none.

Blue Thorn is ranked 62,503rd in the world and 90th in Ancient Lands for Most Devout, with 28.94 Prayers Per Hour.

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Most Income Equality: 93rdMost Authoritarian: 772ndTop
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Most Conservative: 2,659thMost Extreme: 2,820thLargest Populations: 5,400thMost Ignorant Citizens: 5,593rdTop
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Most Stationary: 17,333rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 17,724th
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Most Authoritarian: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8th in the regionMost Income Equality: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 16th in the regionMost Stationary: 39th in the regionMost Pacifist: 44th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 80th in the regionMost Devout: 90th in the regionMost Inclusive: 97th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 97th in the regionMost Influential: 109th in the regionLargest Governments: 120th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate.
  • : Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate.
  • : Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate.
  • : Blue Thorn was struck by a Cure Missile from The Queen's State of Royal House of Windsor, curing 1 million infected.
  • : Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • : Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate.
  • : Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Extreme and the Top 10% for Highest Unexpected Death Rate.
  • : Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate.

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