by Max Barry

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Largest Populations: 3,989thMost Authoritarian: 5,506thMost Income Equality: 13,832nd
The Queen's State of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Don't touch the hair
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Cheri Q

Population24.509 billion

CapitalCapital Heights


The Queen's State of Cheri Q is a gargantuan, orderly nation, notable for its compulsory military service, state-planned economy, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 24.509 billion Cheri Qians 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, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capital Heights. The average income tax rate is 76.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but stagnant Cheri Qian economy, worth 424 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 led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 17,314 betales, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Elections have been outlawed and Cheri Q has designated Capital Heights as its capital city. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cheri Q's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Cheri Q is ranked 64,524th in the world and 7th in Republic of Congo for Largest Black Market, with 1.10 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Populations: 3,989thMost Authoritarian: 5,506thTop
Most Income Equality: 13,832ndMost Conservative: 17,953rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 18,508thHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,043rdMost Extreme: 20,310thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21,693rd

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