The Queen's State of Petrina is a colossal, safe nation, notable for its frequent executions, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 7.589 billion Petrinans 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.
The enormous, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Welfare, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 69.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The large but stagnant Petrinan economy, worth 109 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 Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, Trout Farming, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. 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 14,426 betales, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
It is illegal to make racist remarks in public, euthanasia is illegal, college students make ends meet by selling their kidneys, and political activists are routinely executed. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Petrina's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Petrina's influence in Kansas rose from "Page" to "Squire".
- : Petrina's influence in Kansas rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
- : Petrina's influence in Kansas rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
- : Petrina's influence in Kansas rose from "Zero" to "Sprat".
- : Petrina relocated from Purgatory to Kansas.
- : Petrina's influence in Purgatory rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
- : Petrina's influence in Purgatory rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
- : Petrina's influence in Purgatory rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
- : Petrina's influence in Purgatory rose from "Zero" to "Nipper".
- : Petrina relocated from 0000 to Purgatory.