by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 58th Most Authoritarian: 1,028th Largest Populations: 2,561st
The Queen's State of
Psychotic Dictatorship
For What It's Worth
Regional Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Struggling
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Queen's State of Nyab is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its strictly enforced bedtime, state-planned economy, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 22.924 billion Nyabians 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, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 75.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but stagnant Nyabian economy, worth 397 trillion betales a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Beef-Based Agriculture. 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 17,342 betales, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits, the words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence, and the military has quashed a recent coup attempt. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Nyab's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is none.

Nyab is ranked 82,081st in the world and 399th in Ancient Lands for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 35.32 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

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Most Income Equality: 58thMost Authoritarian: 1,028thTop
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Largest Populations: 2,561stMost Extreme: 3,848thTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 8,279thLargest Black Market: 9,565thMost Conservative: 9,787th
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Most Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 3rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Pacifist: 16th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Devout: 23rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 24th in the regionLargest Governments: 24th in the regionMost Influential: 25th in the regionLargest Populations: 26th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 26th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 29th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 32nd in the regionBest Weather: 41st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 46th in the regionMost Conservative: 54th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 56th in the regionMost Stationary: 61st in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 84th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 88th in the regionLargest Black Market: 93rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 96th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 101st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 107th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Nyab was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Nyab's influence in Ancient Lands fell from "Page" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Nyab's influence in Ancient Lands rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Nyab was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Nyab's influence in Ancient Lands fell from "Page" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Nyab's influence in Ancient Lands rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Nyab voted for The Incorporated NationStates of NewTexas in Round 2 of the election.
  • : Nyab was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Income Equality and Most Authoritarian, the Top 5% for Largest Populations and Most Extreme, and the Top 10% for Most Conservative.
  • : Nyab was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Conservative (last census: Top 10%).
  • : Nyab was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Highest Average Tax Rates.

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