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Largest Populations: 3,627th Most Politically Free: 7,573rd Largest Retail Industry: 9,613th
The Queen's State of
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Just Getting By
Regional Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Thriving
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The Queen's State of Calm Easy is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its smutty television and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 20.237 billion Calm Easyians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The tiny, pro-business, outspoken government is dominated by the Department of Education, with Healthcare, Industry, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense receive no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.0%.

The thriving Calm Easyian economy, worth a remarkable 1,009 trillion betales a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Gambling, and Information Technology. Average income is 49,869 betales, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 187,429 per year while the poor average 9,262, a ratio of 20.2 to 1.

Government officials frequently cut taxes as a distraction from antics with their secretaries, fur coats have become the latest fashion trend, graffiti graces every city's streets, and programmes of questionable content are shown at peak-hours. Crime, especially youth-related, is a serious problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Calm Easy's national animal is the deer, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Calm Easy is ranked 18,751st in the world and 484th in Ancient Lands for Most Extreme, scoring 30.33 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Largest Populations: 3,627thMost Politically Free: 7,573rdTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 9,613thMost Pro-Market: 10,113thHighest Economic Output: 10,356thRudest Citizens: 10,685thHighest Crime Rates: 11,038thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,918thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,505th
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Largest Retail Industry: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 25th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 49th in the regionMost Secular: 56th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 77th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 95th in the regionMost Developed: 100th in the regionMost Cultured: 128th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Calm Easy was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Calm Easy was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Rudest Citizens and the Top 10% for Most Armed.
  • : Calm Easy was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden and Most Armed.
  • : Calm Easy's influence in Ancient Lands rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Calm Easy voted for The Incorporated NationStates of NewTexas in Round 2 of the election.
  • : Calm Easy was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Rudest Citizens, Largest Populations, Most Politically Free, and Largest Retail Industry and the Top 10% for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
  • : Calm Easy was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Calm Easy was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Calm Easy fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Extreme.
  • : Calm Easy was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.

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