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Most Income Equality: 89th Most Authoritarian: 766th Most Conservative: 2,247th
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, notable for its strictly enforced bedtime, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 17.114 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 60.7 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 766th in the world and 2nd in Ancient Lands for Most Authoritarian, with 11.39 Stalins.

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Most Income Equality: 89thMost Authoritarian: 766thTop
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Most Conservative: 2,247thMost Extreme: 3,163rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 4,634thLargest Populations: 5,021stTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 14,599th
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Most Authoritarian: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8th in the regionMost Income Equality: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 14th in the regionMost Stationary: 37th in the regionMost Pacifist: 40th in the regionMost Influential: 50th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 76th in the regionMost Devout: 85th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 91st in the regionMost Inclusive: 92nd in the regionLargest Governments: 113th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : 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.
  • : 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.

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