by Max Barry

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Most Authoritarian: 161stMost Conservative: 209thMost Extreme: 510th
The Queen's State of
Psychotic Dictatorship
the Governor
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Divine Rite

Population9.26 billion

CapitalCapital Heights
Leaderthe Governor


The Queen's State of Divine Rite is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by the Governor with an iron fist, and notable for its frequent executions, state-planned economy, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 9.26 billion Divine Riteans 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 enormous, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capital Heights. The average income tax rate is 52.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Divine Ritean economy, worth 44.2 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 slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Beef-Based Agriculture, Arms Manufacturing, Basket Weaving, and Information Technology. 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 4,773 betales, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Divine Rite has designated Capital Heights as its capital city, politicians and casino owners who so much as wander into the same room are arrested on the spot, the government pours millions of betales into rehabilitation programs annually, and The Governor has been self-declared as the Most Supreme Magnificent Overlord of Everything You Ever Saw. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Divine Rite's national animal is the deer.

Divine Rite is ranked 205,461st in the world and 9th in Purgatory for Most Pro-Market, scoring -99.75 on the Rand Index.

Most Authoritarian: 161stMost Conservative: 209thMost Extreme: 510thMost Income Equality: 717thTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 5,464thMost Stationary: 9,525th

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