Most Income Equality: 12th Nudest: 2,543rd Most Authoritarian: 2,829th
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The Queen's State of Saola is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by the Governor with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, enforced nudity, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical, humorless population of 12.594 billion Saolans 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, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capital Heights. The average income tax rate is 65.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Saolan economy, worth 80.2 trillion betales a year, is highly specialized and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Basket Weaving, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 6,364 betales, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Governor has just been declared ruler of Saola in an international press conference, kids laugh off vandalism and arson as "just fun", the state is footing the bill for billionaires' lawyers, and torture is illegal. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Saola's national animal is the deer, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is none.

Saola is ranked 126,243rd in the world and 1,108th in Ancient Lands for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring zero on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

Most Income Equality: 12thTop
Nudest: 2,543rdMost Authoritarian: 2,829thTop
Largest Populations: 8,428thMost Extreme: 8,464thLargest Black Market: 11,730thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 12,196thMost Ignorant Citizens: 15,939th
Most Income Equality: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionNudest: 8th in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 23rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 28th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 41st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 43rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 60th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 73rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Saola was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Ignorant Citizens.
  • : Saola was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • : Saola was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • : Saola was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations and Most Extreme.
  • : Saola was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • : Saola changed its national nation type to "Queen's State".
  • : Following new legislation in Saola, torture is illegal.
  • : Saola was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".
  • : Following new legislation in Saola, the state is footing the bill for billionaires' lawyers.
  • : Saola changed its national leader to "the Governor".



by Max Barry

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