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Most Income Equality: 88th Most Authoritarian: 995th Most Extreme: 3,623rd
The Queen's State of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Not here
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Imploded
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Blue Thorn

Population18.197 billion

Faithnone

Currencybetale
Animaldeer

The Queen's State of Blue Thorn is a gargantuan, orderly nation, notable for its strictly enforced bedtime, restrictive gun laws, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 18.197 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 64.5 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, Uranium Mining, and Soda Sales. 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 163,040th in the world and 1,323rd in Ancient Lands for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 10 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Most Income Equality: 88thMost Authoritarian: 995thTop
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Most Extreme: 3,623rdLargest Populations: 4,785thMost Conservative: 4,841stMost Ignorant Citizens: 5,515thTop
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Most Stationary: 13,193rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 14,881st
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Most Authoritarian: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Income Equality: 8th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11th in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 15th in the regionMost Stationary: 37th in the regionMost Pacifist: 42nd in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 77th in the regionMost Devout: 90th in the regionMost Influential: 91st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 96th in the regionMost Inclusive: 96th in the regionLargest Governments: 117th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Survivors.
  • : Blue Thorn was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Survivors.
  • : 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 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 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.

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