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The Queen's State of Aarley

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Category: Iron Fist Socialists
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Location: Kingdom of the Netherlands

Regional Influence: Hermit


The Queen's State of Aarley is a gargantuan, safe nation, notable for its state-planned economy, compulsory military service, and complete lack of prisons. The cynical population of 24.501 billion Aarleyians are ruled with an iron fist by the socialist government, which grants its people the freedom to do whatever they like so long as it doesn't involve getting richer than anybody else or challenging the government.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 76.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but stagnant Aarleyian economy, worth 202 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, quite specialized black market in Tourism, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. 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 8,271 betales, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

None has been named as Aarley's national religion, major cities shut down as their local sports team takes to the field every day, Aarley is notorious for its citizens' infidelity, and a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Aarley's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is none.

Aarley is ranked 139,060th in the world and 1st in Kingdom of the Netherlands for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 49.95 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Most Income Equality: 9thTop
Largest Populations: 3,900thMost Stationary: 7,615thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 17,848thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,683rd

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