by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 72nd Largest Populations: 1,878th Most Authoritarian: 4,098th
The Queen's State of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Try this thing again
the Governor
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population26.014 billion

CapitalCapital Heights
Leaderthe Governor


The Queen's State of Petre is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by the Governor with an iron fist, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The cynical population of 26.014 billion Petreans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded, well-organized government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Industry, Environment, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capital Heights. The average income tax rate is 90.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but underdeveloped Petrean economy, worth 837 trillion betales a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Automobile Manufacturing industry. Average income is 32,204 betales, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, teams of painters are converting road signs from horse lengths to kilometers, the Governor has just been declared ruler of Petre in an international press conference, and Petre has designated Capital Heights as its capital city. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Petre's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is none.

Petre is ranked 42,374th in the world and 1st in The Awakening for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 45.34 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

Most Income Equality: 72ndTop
Largest Populations: 1,878thMost Authoritarian: 4,098thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,838thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,042ndTop
Most Extreme: 11,138thHighest Economic Output: 14,062nd
Most Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Petre's influence in The Awakening fell from "Duckspeaker" to "Handshaker".
  • : Petre's influence in The Awakening rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Petre was struck by a Mk V (Cauterizer) Cure Missile from The Queen's State of Avola, curing 1 million infected.
  • : Petre was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Survivors and the Top 5% for Most Zombies.
  • : Petre's influence in The Awakening fell from "Duckspeaker" to "Handshaker".
  • : Petre's influence in The Awakening rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Petre was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Petre's influence in The Awakening fell from "Duckspeaker" to "Handshaker".
  • : Petre was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Petre's influence in The Awakening rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".